Obituary: James Q. Coleman

James Q. Coleman, 73, of Sturgeon Bay, died early Thursday morning, February 2, 2017 at his home following a battle with pulmonary disease.

He was born November 20, 1943 in Tupelo MS, the son of the late James and Agnes Coleman. Jim served his country with the U.S. Army during the Korean War where he was severely wounded, receiving the Purple Heart honor. He owned his own video store chain in Illinois along with a photography and woodworking business before retiring and moving to Sturgeon Bay. Jim married Maureen K. Madel and she preceded him in death.

He was a faithful volunteer at the Door County Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. He was passionate about photography, woodworking, singing and listening to opera, and collecting watches and firearms.

Jim is survived by his three daughters, Jennifer (Jared) Pendry of Millington, IL, Jacqueline (Rich) Smith of Bourbonnais, IL, Kimberly Coleman of Oswego, IL; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; one brother, Steven; sister, Faye (Mike) Simmons; great friends, Mike and Kathy Franklin of Sturgeon Bay and their family, who cared for Dad through his illness; and mother-in-law, Margaret Madel.

He was preceded in death by his parents James and Agnes Coleman; wife, Maureen; and father-in-law, Melvin Madel.

Services and burial with full military honors will be in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with his family via his tribute page at

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