Kenneth R. Coleman

March 12, 1957 - July 8, 2017
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Kenneth R. Coleman, 60, of Belvidere, passed away suddenly, on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at Swedish American Medical Center, Belvidere. He was born March 12, 1957, son of Robert and Betty (Houtz) Coleman. Ken married Jo Ellen Matheson on March 18, 1983 in Rockton, IL. He worked as a carpenter by trade and earned a building inspection certification. Ken was a member of the County Line Grange. He loved the Oakland Raiders, and tinkering around and fixing things. Ken was known for meeting the boys for coffee at Uncle John’s at 1:30 p.m. every day and 2:30 p.m., on Saturdays. His main priority was his family and making sure they were taken care of. Ken adored his grandchildren with every ounce of his being and will be greatly missed.

Ken is loved and missed by his wife, Jo Ellen, daughters, Dolly (Troy Bunting) Coleman, TiMara (Mike) Gulley, and Nikki Bishop; brothers, Robert (Susan) Coleman, Scott (Cindy) Coleman, and Thomas Coleman; mother-in-law, Celestia Matheson; sister-in-laws, Jacqueline Murray and Marilyn Matheson; brother-in-laws, David (Carol) Matheson, and Duane (June Wilkinson) Matheson and numerous nieces, nephews, and close friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-in-law, Dan Matheson.

A celebration of Ken’s life will take place at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Belvidere VFW Post 1461, 1310 West Lincoln Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with a service starting at 5:15 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Date: Tuesday, July 11, 2017



1310 West Lincoln Avenue, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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A celebration of Ken’s life will take place at 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at the Belvidere VFW Post 1461, 1310 West Lincoln Ave, Belvidere, IL 61008 with a service starting at 5:15 p.m

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In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family


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Born: March 12, 1957
Died: July 8, 2017

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Norman Fry posted on 9/27/17

Good Man to hang drywall with. NFRY


JoAnne Wartgow posted on 7/14/17

Our deepest sympathy JoEllen and family. May all the good memories help you through this difficult time. Gary & JoAnne Wartgow


Richard and Joanie Anderson posted on 7/11/17

We are so sorry to hear of Ken`s passing. Jo Ellen and Dolly, well you have been in our lives for some time and we want you to know that we are thinking of you and for sure those Grandbabies. Ken was for sure a Gentle Man and the stories Corey would tell when him and Dolly hung out during their school years are just a" Hoot" !! I am sure God has his arms around him and helping him and your whole Family at this time. Hugs to you all and may God Bless you.


CLG#1751 posted on 7/11/17

Our hearts go out to all Ken's family and friends! His generosity, kindness, love and hard work will be remembered by so many. Ken's numerous hours and effort put in to County Line Grange activities (especially at the Boone County Fair) along with his ever ready friendly smile will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with you.


Stacie posted on 7/11/17

We are very sorry for your loss Our condolences to all the family during this difficult time...with love and prayers. ..duane and stacie nance


Ladonna Koper posted on 7/11/17

JO Ellen & family, So sorry to hear about ken. My thoughts & prayers are with you all.


Paul and Delores Felton posted on 7/11/17

We are so sorry for your loss


Kristina M Lee posted on 7/11/17

Loving Thoughts and Prayers to You All ❤ We Love You❣


jerry & robin houtz posted on 7/11/17

thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. we are so sorry to have lost ken


Kim Weber-Gulley posted on 7/11/17

So very sorry for the family's loss my thoughts and prayers r with u , he was a very nice man I waited on him all the time at uncle johns


Sara Coleman posted on 7/11/17

It's so sad when family passes and never got to really know them. My father said he was a fantastic man. So sorry for your loss


Nancy Sadewater posted on 7/10/17

I am so sorry for your family's loss.


Renee Kirchner posted on 7/10/17

JoEllen, Dolly, and family, We are so sorry for your loss. May the angels wrap you in their wings and give you peace. Jim, Renee, Hayley & CJ Jimmy, Kelli, Mariah, Peyton & Addi


Horst posted on 7/10/17

I'm so sorry to hear about you loss Jo Ellen and Tom. My thoughts and prayer are with you and your families. Such an unexpected turn in your lives. Be strong the next few days, weeks and month.


Steve and Diann posted on 7/10/17

Kenny was a gentle soul and will be deeply missed.


Lorel Nilsen posted on 7/10/17

Kenny will be missed by so many people most especially his grand babies. My deepest sympathies to Jo and Dolly. Love you! Lorel


Sherry Hicks posted on 7/10/17

The Gentle Giant, always sporting his headbands. Lifting JoEllen and family up in prayer. Hugs to you all.