Cecil Duane Coghill, 93, of LaGrange, formerly of Oak Park, died on June 1, 2018. Born on Sept. 6, 1924, he was a proud World War II and Korean War veteran and the recipient of two Bronze Stars, a Combat Infantry Badge. He was a member of Merrill’s Marauders. Cecil was easy-going and a sweet spirit. An enthusiastic storyteller, he enjoyed country drives for lunch with his wife, to whom he showed both care and devotion. He was also an avid fan of basketball, especially the Chicago Bulls, was also a lifelong fan of the Chicago Bears, and a lifetime Mason. He was a proud patriot who will be missed by many.
Cecil Coghill was the husband of Leona May (nee Beatman); father of Bill (Anne) and Alisa Coghill (Dan Bogojevich); granddad of Stephanie and Nick; and cousin of many. Visitation is on Friday, June 8 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Muzyka & Son Funeral Home, 5776 W. Lawrence Ave. in Chicago, followed by a service on Saturday, June 9 at 11:30 a.m. with entombment at Memory Gardens Cemetery.
The family appreciates Memorials to Honor Flight Chicago, https://www.honorflightchicago.org/donate/. Additional information is available at 773-545-3800 or visit www.muzykafuneralhome.com.