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Bonnie R. (Topp) Coughlin

April 21, 1946 ~ July 24, 2018 (age 72)

Bonnie R. Coughlin, 72 of Watertown passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 in Oconomowoc.

Bonnie was born in Milwaukee, WI the daughter of Martin and Rose (Mayer) Topp. Bonnie was a graduate of MATC- Watertown. She married the love of her life Gerald Coughlin on April 11, 1970 and the couple enjoyed 48 years of marriage.

Bonnie worked for many years with both the Milwaukee and Watertown Telephone Companies. She was a former member of Watertown Home Makers and the Moose Lodge. Bonnie was a skilled accountant, and in her free time she enjoyed crocheting, playing cards with her card club and helping out with organizing the Ixonia Antique Tractor Club. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

Survivors: Husband Gerald Coughlin; Brothers Ronald (Rose) Topp, Kenneth Topp. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at the Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home Watertown with Fr. Patrick Wendler presiding.  Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 9:00AM until the time of service. Burial will be in St. Bernard’s Catholic Cemetery.

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