Ben Coffman age 32, died unexpectedly October 11, 2017. Ben was born May 4, 1985 in Minneapolis. He was the son of Karen Bender (Mike) and Mike Coffman, brother of Nick (Meg) and uncle to Connor and Britta (Godfather to Britta). Ben is fondly remembered by all those who knew him as an incredibly kind, sweet, and thoughtful son, brother, uncle, godfather, cousin, friend, teammate, and coworker. To know him was to love him. Ben grew up in Bloomington and graduated from Jefferson HS. He earned his degree from St. Cloud State. He became an accomplished professional in digital media and advertising. His interests were vast and wide, including vinyl music, art, snowboarding, climbing, building bikes, golfing, travel and any outdoor adventure that crossed his path. He is preceded in death by grandparents Paul and Jeanne Oberg, Gene and Betty Coffman and survived by many relatives.
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Mike, Please know that you, Ben and your family have been in my solemn thoughts and fervent, heartfelt prayers.
It is next to impossible to adequately express my empathy and sorrow for the grievous loss you and the family have suffered. Please then allow me to offer my most sincere condolences.
In the continued difficult days that follow I will keep you all in my prayers offered in all humility for healing and so that you may find some new way to move forward. May the fond memories you have of Ben in this life, become a source of lasting strength for you and be kept ever so close- deep within your eternal souls.
May God speed.
Mike’s teammate at U of Michigan Hockey (1976-1977)