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University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
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Funeral Services To Be Held Today
For Professor Emeritus Richard Coy
MAILED: Sept. 4, 2001

         EAU CLAIRE — Richard D. Coy, who taught in the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s College of Arts and Sciences for 27 years, died Thursday, Aug. 30, in Eau Claire. He was 67.
         Coy taught courses in 20th-century American history from 1966-93 at UW-Eau Claire. He also pursued research in late 19th-century American political history and in the early 1990s accepted a faculty exchange program appointment in Bielefeld, Germany.
         A native of Danvers, Minn., Coy received his bachelor’s degree from St. John’s University, where he was an all-conference football player. In 1955 he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Frankfurt, Germany, where he married Luanne Kulas. After his service in the Army, Coy earned his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Minnesota. He taught at Minot State College for two years before coming to UW-Eau Claire.
         Coy was The Association of University of Wisconsin Professionals representative to the Eau Claire Area Labor Council, a member of the governor’s 1983 Faculty Compensation Study Committee and 3rd District chairman of the Committee on Political Education for nearly 20 years. He also was active in the local Democratic Party, serving as party chair and a national convention delegate.
         Coy is survived by his wife, Luanne; his children, John Coy, James Coy, Catherine Bjork and Mary Coy; his three grandchildren; and a brother, W. Donald Coy. He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant daughter.
         Funeral services are scheduled for 5 p.m. today (Sept. 4) at the Newman Parish at the Ecumenical Religious Center in Eau Claire. The Rev. John Kulas, O.S.B., will officiate. The burial will take place 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Deborah’s Place, 2822 W. Jackson, Chicago, IL 60612.

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Updated: Sept. 4, 2001