Hugh Francis Coyle

Hugh Francis Coyle, age 70 of Howard Lake, died Monday, Sept. 7, 1998 at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

Hugh was born to Hugh Patrick and Frances Rose (Hegerle) Coyle on Sept. 6, 1928 in Hopkins, Minn. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Hopkins.

On Dec. 13, 1952, he wed Amy Doris Schulenberg in the St. Joseph Parish House in Hopkins.

Hugh was a 50-year member of the Knights of Columbus. He served as a fourth degree knight on the Nicolett Assembly.

Hugh worked for, and eventually owned, Medcalf Orthopedics. He was employed with Nova Care at the time of his death.

Serving his country as a Marine from March 3, 1952 to March 2, 1960, Hugh attained the rank of sergeant. He was a long-time member of the Howard Lake Legion Post.

Hugh was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Michelle Coyle.

He is survived by his wife Amy, three sons: Steven (Cheryl) of Norwood Young America, Dean (Pam) of Watertown, and Todd (Lynn), also of Watertown; two daughters: Debra (Ted) Hanson, Howard Lake and Carmen Coyle and John Grove of Minneapolis.

He is further survived by eight grandchildren: Michael, Megan, Mary, Jackie, Cody, Jennie, Ben, and Abby; four sisters: Patricia LaBerge of Minneapolis, Virginia Houck of Minnetonka, Marian Wood of Virginia, and Irene Olson of Arizona; many nieces and nephews.

Mass of Christian Burial was on Friday, Sept. 11 at the Church of St. Mary in Waverly, Minn. The Rev. William F. Martin officiated at the mass, with music by St. Mary's church choir and Carson Medcalf, soloist.

Visitation was from 4 to 8 p.m. and again for one hour prior to the service at the church. The Knights of Columbus 1556 conducted a 7:30 p.m. prayer service on Thursday.

A Military Honor Guard was presented by Howard Lake Legion Post 145. Interment was in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Joe Reardon, Gordy Jacobson, Bill DeMarais, Ken Schoenfelder, John Rassat, Clarence Marketon, Bill Pollock, Dale Lorentz, Mike Dongoski, and Bill Zaske. The Waverly Knights of Columbus Council 1556 were honorary casket bearers.

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