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John Viljaen

August 26, 1940 – August 8, 2018

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Obituary for John Viljaen Coetzee

John Coetzee, age 77 years, of Temple passed from this life on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at a local nursing home. He was born on the 26th day of August 1940 in South Africa to parents John and Edith (Paulton) Coetzee.
John met Peggy Mitchell in Dallas, Texas in 1976. The two were wed in Martinsville, Virginia on September 9, 1979. Together they travelled to many destinations throughout the world and lived in several different countries. John studied nursing in South Africa before he left for the Americas. In 1981 John and Peggy moved back to South Africa where he would study in ministry at Helderberg College near Cape Town. He would end up leaving college in 1984 and moving back to America where he would attend TSTI in Waco and receive an Associate’s Degree in Occupational Safety.
John considered gaining his American citizenship one of his greatest accomplishments which he completed in 1978. He and Peggy have been residents of the Bell County area since 1986. He was a member of Temple Bible Church in Temple.
He is preceded in death by his parents and 1 brother Stephen Coetzee.
John leaves to cherish his memory his wife Peggy Coetzee of Temple, sisters Dawn Jerrard and Jennifer Birkenstock both of Australia, 2 nieces, 3 nephews, several great- nieces and nephews as well as many friends and church family members.
A memorial service for John will be held at Temple Bible Church in Temple on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 1 PM in the Creekside Center.
Hewett-Arney Funeral Home of Temple has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Saturday, September 8th, 2018 1:00pm
Temple Bible Church
3205 Oakview Dr
Temple, TX
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Service will be held in the Creekside Center Commons Room, located next to the Temple Bible Church.