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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

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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Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery

20953 W Hoff Rd. Elmwood, IL