3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday September 11, 2017 at the
Family Life Center in Mount Pulaski.
10:00 a.m. Tuesday September 12, 2017 at Zion
Lutheran Church in Mount Pulaski
Fricke-Calvert-Schrader, Mount Pulaski
Caleb Coogan, 12, of Mount Pulaski died in an
off-road vehicle accident on September 6, 2017. He
precedes his grandparents, Jim-Boy and Judy Coogan
of Mount Pulaski, his parents JC and Joyce Coogan
and sister Claire in death.
Caleb was a well-rounded young man, an inveterate
tinkerer specializing in farm tractors big and
small. He treated animals as equals, his dog Odie
enjoying parts of the same meal Caleb would be
having. He possessed the work ethic and most of the
skills of an adult, having mastered operation of
construction equipment by the time he could reach
the pedals, and was not afraid of manual labor
either, often for no more payment than lunch. He
could count as his friends some of the top
“old-school” thinkers of the area and always ready
to help out, used their mentoring to great
advantage. He was blind to age in his choice of
friends, to the point of commenting once how he
might like to have a slumber party, but feared some
of his guests would not be able to get back up off
Caleb led with kindness and equality in all his
interactions and in this displayed maturity far
beyond his years. He leaves behind an unfillable
void in his passing.
Services for Caleb will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday
September 12, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Mount
Pulaski, with Rev. Jonathan Buescher officiating.
Visitation will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Monday
September 11, 2017 at the Family Life Center in
Mount Pulaski. Burial at Steenbergen Cemetery will
follow the service.
Memorials may be made in Caleb Coogan’s name for a
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