We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Platte Chapel
A funeral service for Tony Glen Coffield, 67, will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland, Wyoming with Military and Masonic Rites. Inurnment will take place at the Fort Meade National Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota in August of 2022.
Tony Coffield passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at his home in Wheatland surrounded by his loving family.
Tony was born on Sunday, December 26, 1954 in Rapid City, South Dakota the son of Arnold Leroy and Mary Kay (Welch) Coffield.
He was the oldest sibling to Gesele, Sheila, Kenneth, and Kathleen and numerous foster siblings. He grew up in Lander, Wyoming for most of his life graduating from Lander High School in 1973 and heading straight into the United States Army with his best friend Mark Kaiser. In January 1975 he came home to marry his childhood friend and sweetheart Carmen Hammer who then went with him to West Germany where he was stationed. While there his oldest daughter, Marsha, was born. The new family came back to the states in November of 1976 and spent a short time in Hot Springs, South Dakota before moving to Casper, Wyoming. He attended diesel mechanic school on the GI Bill and started work at the Shirley Basin Mine. He joined the National Guard in 1981 and retired in 1996. His next two children, Brian and Jolene, were born in Casper with Jolene only being two months old before the mine was closing and Tony got himself a new job at Basin Electric Power Cooperative in 1982 and moved the family to Wheatland.
Tony was involved with his family in the Girl Scouts as an assistant leader, the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts as a leader and Scout Master for Wheatland Troop # 47. He often helped at the Laramie Peak Scout Camp in the summers as a camp commissioner. He was the Associate Bethel Guardian for Wheatland Bethel #22, DeMolay Dad in Torrington Max Burke Chapter. He joined the Wheatland Masonic Lodge in June of 1988 and became a member of the York Rite in April of 2002. He is a Lifetime Member for Cold War Service for his Army service in West Germany. He was a member of VFW #3558 and American Legion Post #10. He was also a proud member of the American Legion Riders Post #95 and rode proudly with them. He retired from Basin Electric in 2015.
Tony will be remembered for his ability to scare the daylights out of everyone, his huge heart, and his amazing hugs. He was never afraid to lend a helping hand and often helped his friends and neighbors when they needed it. He mentored and guided more children than he probably ever realized by just being a good strong example of a good human. His children and grandchildren were the light of his life as well as his rather large bonus family.
He is survived by his wife, Carmen (Hammer) Coffield; children; Marsha Moon, Brian Coffield, and Jolene (Joe) Ford; grandchildren, Bo Duncan, Paige Courtney (Damian Dominguez), Forrest Courtney (Shea Schnell), Tony Ford, Jack Coffield, Kira Coffield, and Brooklyn Guzman; siblings, Gesele (Ron) Rydalch, Sheila (Brett) Tully, Diane Hammer, Bonnie (Scott) Duncan, and Mike (Della) Hammer; and numerous nieces; nephews; and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Mary Coffield; in-laws, Ernest and Mildred Hammer; and siblings, Kenneth and Kathleen Coffield
The Gorman Funeral Homes - Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com