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“I will never forget the Coolmans. Doing some morning chores and then playing all day with Boyd and Brad on their homestead made my childhood. I...Read More »
1 of 12 | Posted by: David Christman - Auburn, IN

“So sorry to learn of Nancy's passing. My thoughts and prayers to Roy and all their family. Nancy and I shared a great adventure helping our husbands...Read More »
2 of 12 | Posted by: Brenda Thoma - FORT WAYNE, IN

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3 of 12 | Posted by: Mike @ Paulette Wilson - IN

“Nancy came into my life when I was a 17 year old mixed up, confused, wounded and broken teen. She loved me unconditionally. My life had been...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Bobbie Barbour - Fort Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nancy always had a smile and kind word for everyone. I especially remember her inclusion of a young female...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Nancy and Dennis Noak - IN

“Always a beautiful smile and a kind word. She is in paradise with our Father! May her memory be eternal. Our prayers to the family. Steve and...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Steve and Estelle Chaddock - AZ

“My prayers and sympathy are with the Coolman family in the loss of this lovely and gracious lady. Many fond memories at Calvary Temple. May God be...Read More »
7 of 12 | Posted by: Harriet (Bice) Keith - Defiance, OH

“Although we only knew her for a short time, she was a wonderful lady with a big heart! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Bob & Vicki BARTHOLD - Valparaiso, IN

“My heart is Grateful for having known you, and Blessed by the many years of sharing, of listening to you play, and time spent in Bible Study with you...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: Barbara Solee - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for your loss of a wonderful woman ”
10 of 12 | Posted by: sandra ostrtman - Friend

“So so sorry. ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: James Ruble - Ft Wayne, IN

“Our thoughts and prayers for Roy, the kids and grand kids of Nancy. We will always remember Nancy as a sweet, kind, loving, giving, gifted and godly...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Dan and Tammy Rodgers - FL


After battling leukemia for 12 years, Nancy Coolman died in her home on August 26, 2018, surrounded by her loving family.
Born Nancy Jean Ostroot in Gary, IN on April 10, 1943, to Boyd (d. 2005) and Velma (d. 1998), she grew up in Portage, IN, graduated from Portage High School (1961) and from Purdue University (1965). On August 25, 1963, she married Roy Arland Coolman, with whom she celebrated their 55th anniversary the day before she died.
A faithful Christian, loving wife, and devoted mother, Nancy lived in Fort Wayne with her husband for over half a century. She was involved in the lives of countless people, inside and outside her home. Active in several Christian communities, a foster mom, public speaker, counselor, mentor, piano teacher, homemaker, grandmother, and friend, she touched many and inspired more by her vibrant faith, radiant joy, constant attentiveness, and nurturing presence. She brought love into the life of every person she met, and every one of them is richer for having known her.
Survived by husband: Roy; sisters: Karen Fritz, Ruthann Chaddock, and Anita (Jay) Stevens; children: Boyd (Holly) Coolman, Bradley (Shindok) Coolman, Ann (John) Hughes, Barak (Valerie) Coolman; and grandchildren: Audrey, Frances, Anna, Emily, Elizabeth, Benjamin, Arland, Christopher, Gloria, James, Jenisis, Eli, Kyla, Caleb, Isaiah, Nancy, Peter, and Caroline.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 12:30pm on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, 1502
E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825. Visitation will be held from 10:30am to 11:30am at the Life Center prior to Mass. From 11:30am to 12pm Eulogies will be shared at the Life Center.
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 31, 2018 from 4-8pm at D.O. McComb and Sons Pine Valley Park Chapel, 1320 E. Dupont Road Fort Wayne, IN 46825.
Burial will take place at Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to A Mother's Hope, PO Box 308 Grabill, IN 46741