My father-in-law for more than 21 years, and a man who welcomed a teenage kid into the family 4 years earlier, died peacefully last night after a 29 month journey with bile duct cancer. I'm better for having known this man and have proudly called him "Dad" since just before Cassie and I were married. The family has kept an extensive blog of Joe's journey over the past two and a half years. Please keep the whole Coburn family (and me, too!) in your prayers at this difficult time.

Here are the arrangement details:

Visitation: Friday from 4-9 pm
Funeral: Saturday at 10 A.M.
Both will be held at Anderson Memorial Chapel, 606 Townhall Drive, Romeoville, 60446.

A couple of years ago we uploaded a video of this moving, true story that Joe used to tell the family at Christmas.

A Tree For Christmas


Peter said...

Condolences and prayers to you and Cassie on your loss. Cherish the memories.

traci said...

what a story. what a man. sending many prayers your way.

dawnarie4 said...

You,Cassie and your whole family are in our prayers. May God put his loving arms around all of you during this difficult time.
Love ya,
Dawn and Buddy

Diane said...

Kirk, that was an amazing story told by your father-in-law. Thank you for making it available to everyone. God bless. Diane