Obituary: Elmer (Buddy) W. Coon

Elmer (Buddy) W. Coon, 86, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away June 17, 2018 at Emerald Shores Assisted Living in Kewaunee, Wisconsin.  Born on November 12, 1931 in Red Hook, New York, he is the son of the late William and Evelyn (Rhynders) Coon.  Right out of high school he served our country for four years with the U.S. Marine Corp. in the Korean War.

On November 15th, 1958 he married Dorothy L. Rogers at the Reformed Church in Rhinebeck, New York.  Elmer and Dorothy raised four children in Rhinebeck, David Coon of Rhinebeck, New York, Jill (Harold) Rogers of Englewood, Colorado, Tim Coon of Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, and Stacy (Todd) Weber of Baileys Harbor, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his wife, children and three grandchildren, Megan, Joseph, and Sean, brother Howard and sisters Helen and Sandy.  Elmer was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Marian, Alice, and Shirley.

Elmer was employed at Western Publishing in Poughkeepsie, New York and then transferred to Racine, Wisconsin in 1983.  After his retirement, he moved to Door County and worked part-time at Main Street Market in Egg Harbor, Wisconsin.

Elmer loved baseball especially rooting for the New York Yankees.  He shared his love of baseball by coaching little league in Rhinebeck.  He also enjoyed golf, bowling and Green Bay Packers football.

Elmer was a member of the YMCA and also served as an usher for many years at the Community Church in Fish Creek, Wisconsin.  He was a man of few words, but we knew that we were important to him.

Funeral service with military honors will be held on Friday, June 22 at 1:30 p.m. at Huehns Funeral Home with the Rev. Cory Dahl officiating.  Friends may gather at Huehns Funeral home Friday from 12:30 p.m. until the time of services.  Entombment will follow at Nicolet Memorial Gardens in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Memorials can be given to either the Community Church in Fish Creek or at the First Baptist Church in Sturgeon Bay.

Family members would like to thank the staff at Emerald Shores for all of their wonderful care and also to Heartland Hospice.

Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Elmer may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

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