Paul Coggeshell


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Paul Coggeshell10/28/2017
Dr. Paul E. Coggeshell passed away Saturday, October 28th, 2017 surrounded by his family.

Dr. Paul Coggeshell was born May 13, 1940, in Waukesha, Wisconsin the son of Glenn and Maxine Coggeshell.

Following his graduation from Knoxville High School in 1959, Paul joined the Army and served in the 101st Airborne Division.

On September 28, 1964, Paul was united in marriage to Sandra Reeves.

After he received his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree in 1967, Paul, Sandra, and their firstborn daughter, Micci traveled to Australia where he opened a clinic and practiced for five years.

During those five years, they welcomed two sons: Daniel and Eddie. The family returned to the state in 1973, opening a clinic in Knoxville before moving his practice to Des Moines for 38 years.

He was a lifetime member of the Iowa Chiropractic Association and was named “Chiropractor of the Year” in 1987. Paul also volunteered with Doctors Without Borders multiple times to bring chiropractic care to Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, and Mexico.

Following retirement, Paul and Sandra moved to Joplin, Missouri to be closer to their grandkids. They also purchased a vacation home at the Lake of the Ozarks, where Paul enjoyed being on the water in his pontoon boat.

By no means a quiet retirement, Paul enjoyed traveling to Israel, Italy, and scuba diving in Mexico. He also enjoyed antique cars and his 1955 Pontiac Star Chief convertible was his pride and joy.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Glenn and Maxine; sister, Glenna; brother, Fred, and son, Eddie.

He is survived by his loving wife, Sandra; daughter, Micci; son, Daniel (Holly); grandchildren: Alex, Chelsea, Austin, Ethan, Samantha, and Brooklyn; two sisters: Helen Scott (Tom) and Tommalee DeVos (Harold); brother, Glenn Coggeshell, Jr. (Doris) and cousin, Dwight Mater (Brenda) as well as many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends.
Paul Coggeshell
Funeral services for Dr. Paul Coggeshell, age 77 of Joplin, Missouri, will be held on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. at the Mason Funeral Home in Pleasantville, Iowa.

Burial, with Military Honors, will follow in the Pleasantville Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday from 7:00 p.m. at Mason Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family will determine a memorial.