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William N. Coughlin, MD

November 22, 1952 - June 5, 2015

Dr. William N. Coughlin, 62, of Springfield, passed away peacefully Friday, June 5, 2015, at his residence after battling a long illness. He was born November 22, 1952 in Cook County to William N. and Rita Anne Conway Coughlin. He was raised on the south side of Chicago and graduated from Little Flower High School. He then attended Loyola University-Stritch School of Medicine and received his Doctor of Medicine Degree in 1976. He continued at SIU School of Medicine from 1976 to 1979 as an Internal Medicine Resident. He received the SIU School of Medicine Outstanding Medicine Resident award in 1979.

Dr. Coughlin was known by his colleagues, nurses and patients as a caring and compassionate physician. He was also an entrepreneur of several medical based ventures; Springfield Service Corp, Urgent Care, Centrum Building, and the original Fit Club.

He enjoyed golfing with family and friends, whether it be Illini Country Club, Boone Valley, or Bob O’Link to name a few. Dr. was best known for his exaggerated story-telling and zest for life. He was an avid collector of Arts and Antiques. He also loved shopping and got tremendous joy from giving to others.

William was a long time resident of Springfield, IL. He devoted much of his life to internal medicine and taking care of others. On January 23, 1999, he married Kimberly Courty.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William N. and Rita Anne Coughlin and his daughter, Laura Kathleen Coughlin.

He is survived by his wife, Kimberly Coughlin; four daughters, Carrie (Jason) Cadwell of Walkerton, IN, Kristen (Greg) Kain of Aurora, Amy Coughlin of Lockport, and Courtney (Rob) Wilbern of Springfield; two stepsons, Jonathon (Denise) Renken of Chatham and Joshua (Leigh) Renken of Springfield and grandchildren, Sean and Reagan Cadwell, Daniel and Angela Kain, Jaden Snodgrass, Avery Wilbern, Bradley and Gracie Renken and Reilly, Miles, Oscar and Lorelai Renken and two brothers-in-law, Chad Courty of Flower Mound, TX and Christopher (Shelley) Courty of Carmi.

Visitation: 4-7 pm, Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Staab Funeral Home.

Funeral Mass: 10 am, Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception with Monsignor David Lantz officiating. Burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Frank Coffey Memorial.

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Time: 04:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Staab Funeral Home - Springfield


1109 South Fifth Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703

217-528-6461 Map

Prayer Service at 4 pm

Service Information

Date: Thursday, June 11, 2015

Time: 10:00 am

Cathedral Of The Immaculate Conception


524 E Lawrence Ave
Springfield, IL 62703

217-522-3342 Map

Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorial contributions be made to the Frank Coffey Memorial.

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