James Koffend

James L. Koffend

Tuesday, August 14th, 1945 - Sunday, February 2nd, 2020
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James L. Koffend, 74, February 2, 2020, longtime resident of the Southwest Side of Chicago, resident of Garfield Ridge neighborhood for over 50 years. Grew up on the West Side of Chicago-Pilsen neighborhood; beloved husband of the late Carol Gallagher Koffend; fond son of the late Fred and Eleanor Borlick Koffend; loving brother of Judith Carranza and the late Dorothy Koffend; proud uncle of Nicholas (Eva) Carranza and Aaron Carranza, CPD; dear great uncle of Aiden and Zoe Carranza.

James proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietnam War and worked as a proof reader for the Chicago Tribune for nearly 20 years.

Services at CENTRAL CHAPEL, 6158 S. Central Ave., Chicago, IL, where family and friends will gather on Friday, February 7, 2020, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral Saturday, February 7, 2020, 9:15 a.m., at chapel, to St. Rene Goupil Church, 6340 S. New England Ave., Chicago. Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. Private burial with full military honors, Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, IL.

Please visit JAMES KOFFEND BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or Info., 773-581-9000.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, February 7th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, February 7th, 2020 4:00pm - 8:00pm
    6158 S. Central Ave.
    CHICAGO, IL 60638
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  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 10:00am
    St. Rene Goupil Church
    6340 S. New England Ave.
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    Chapel prayers and funeral procession departing CENTRAL CHAPEL at 9:15 a.m.
  • Interment

    Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery
    20953 W. Hoff Road
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    Private burial with military honors.


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Jeff Borlick

Posted at 05:16pm
RIP, Billy, Steve (Sonny) & Jim.

Jeff Borlick

Posted at 05:14pm
Please accept my regrets for not being to attend the services for Jim.
It goes without saying that Jim will surely be missed.

Helen Green

Posted at 05:09pm
John and are sorry for your loss. We remember the good times at the Borlick Post. The fun that was had on 28th and Tripp. The Block Parties and just sitting on Krolick's front porch.
John and Helen Green

Tracey Kosky

Posted at 02:35pm
I am deeply sorry to hear of Jim's passing. I am Dennis and Nancy Bell's daughter Tracey and have fond memories growing up next door to Jim and Carol too. Sympathy to all of you and I hope Jim is enjoying hanging out again with my Mom and Dad up in heaven. They are also both buried at Abraham Lincoln Cemetery - such a beautiful place. All my sympathy, Tracey Bell Kosky

robert j galasinski

Posted at 08:53am
James I remember picking you up when we were kids on my Huffy Radio bike, we were such good buddies and as time went by we lost contact you went into the Marines and I went into the Army. I remember your family so well your Mother so nice to me
Eleanor then there was sweet Dorothy always a smile on her face and your sister Judith I know you are now with your love ones and
I thank God we found each other late in life always a pleasure talking to you which I will miss The lord is with you and Jim thanks
for the memories

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