|Marguerite Mary Buresh Coon
February 22, 1928 – September 3, 2015
|Marguerite Mary Coon, 87, of Oxford Junction passed away Thursday, September 3, 2015 at Genesis East Hospital in Davenport, Iowa following a brief illness.
Memorial services will be held on Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church with father Francis Odoom officiating. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church on Monday, September 21st. The family has honored her wishes and her body has been cremated. Lahey Funeral & Cremation Service is serving the family.
Marguerite Mary Buresh was born February 22, 1928 to Louis and Katheryn (Lasack) Buresh. She was raised on the family farm north of Oxford Junction, attended rural Schwab School #5 and graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1945. After graduation she worked at Citizens State Bank in Wyoming. She was united in marriage to Victor Stanley “Monk” Coon on June 21, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oxford Junction.
Monk and Marguerite owned and operated Coon’s Corner for over fifty years where Marguerite spent her days greeting customers from behind the counter. Her kind heart is fondly remembered by those whose lives she touched with her never ending generosity over the years. Marguerite not only enjoyed her time in the store, but loved spending time at the family cabin in Guttenberg. Mac’s Booster was another of Marguerite’s passion. Keeping the community, near and far, up to date on OJ’s news was a priority of hers. Her role as Matriarch of the chicken dressing served yearly at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Chicken Dinner, ensured that every batch was done to perfection.
Marguerite was a devoted member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, member of the Sanctuary Guild, Wapsi Unit #473 of the American Legion Auxiliary and many community activities over the years.
She is survived by four sons, Dennis (Shirley) Coon, Larry (Susan) Coon, and Robert (Kathy) Coon all of Oxford Junction, Monte Coon of Charlotte, North Carolina, two daughters Carmen (Ron) Nowachek of Wyoming, and Rosemary (Mike) House of Mingo, thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and a brother Louis (Olive) Buresh of Houston, Texas.
She was preceded in death by her husband Monk, her parents, one brother Arnold in infancy, one sister Lillian Brauer, a daughter-in-law Aliceann Coon and a grandson Christian House.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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