Edward Coobs

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Edward William Coobs, 81, of Elkader, Iowa, died unexpectedly on December 17, 2017, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ed was born in Elkader, Iowa, in 1936 and graduated from Central Community High School in 1955. He married Doris Rodenberg on January 26, 1957, and four children were born into their union: Earl (Liwen) Coobs (Billings, MT), Donna (Charles) Strange (North Liberty, IA), Eric (Lori) Coobs (Billings, MT), and Evan (Karen) Coobs (Champaign, IL). Ed and Doris divorced 13 years later.

Ed married Sandra Lamphier on October 20, 1973, later bringing one child into their union: Cory (Tricia) Coobs (North Liberty, IA).

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, William and Gladys (Glawe) Coobs, brother, Donald, sister-in-law, Becky, brother-in-law, Verdean Thompson and stepson, Sean Lamphier.

He is survived by his wife, Sandi, his five children, 12 grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren, two sisters, Shirley (Don) Marmann (Farmersburg, IA) and Dorothy Thompson (Muscatine, IA), and many friends. 

Visitation and memorial services will be held at Peace United Church of Christ in Elkader. On Friday, January 19, the family will be present for visitation from 4-8 p.m. with open Masonic services held at 7 p.m.. On Saturday, January 20, the family will be present for visitation from 9:30-10:30 a.m., with memorial services to be held at 11 a.m..

 In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to those organizations that were important to Ed: Shriners Hospital for Children, Peace United Church of Christ (Elkader, IA), or Central Community Hospital / Central Ambulance Service (Elkader, IA

To view a full obituary, and to share a memory of Ed with family, visit www.iowacremation.com. 

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