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Robert E. Coulombe – Racine

RACINE — There will be a memorial service for Robert E. Coulombe at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Stewartville United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Dr. Jef Olson officiating. Interment will be at a later date.

Mr. Coulombe, 44, formerly of Racine, died of natural causes Monday (Oct. 15, 2007) at his home in Pompano Beach, Fla.

Born Nov. 17, 1962, in International Falls, Minn., he moved to Racine with his family at age 8. He attended elementary school in Spring Valley and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1980. In 1982 he enrolled in American Airlines Academy in Dallas and earned his flight attendant wings. He flew out of several domestic and overseas cities, and was presently based in Miami. Mr. Coulombe was an avid skier and supporter of endangered animals.

He is survived by a son, Bradley Nagel of Versailles, Mo.; two grandchildren; his mother and stepfather, Darlene and Leroy Johnson Sr. of rural Racine; two brothers, James (Kim) Johnson of Dodge Center and Leroy (LeaAnne) Johnson Jr. of St. Charles; and a sister, LuAnn (Brad) Behne of Blooming Prairie. Other survivors include five nieces, a nephew and several aunts. He was preceded in death by his father, James Coulombe Sr.; and special friend, Scott Busch.

Friends may call from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville, and an hour before the service Wednesday at the church.

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