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Leon Cooper

Posted 1/8/2019

Leon Lloyd Cooper, 86 years, of Lambertville, MI passed away peacefully on January 5, 2019 in his home under the care of Hospice of Northwest Ohio. The son of George and Vivian (Gerred) Cooper he was born on August 23, 1932 in Evart, MI.

Leon served in the United States Navy from October 12, 1950 until October 12, 1954. He married the love of his life, Bettie Norris on November 25, 1961 in the Community Methodist Church in Evart, MI.  Leon worked for GM Powertrain for over 30 years retiring in 1990.  He was a member of the UAW Local 14 and the Sportsmen Club. He enjoyed steamed engines, old cars and fishing.  


Leon is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Bettie; sons, Lloyd (Kimina) Cooper and Lorin Cooper (Fiancée Tamara Prowant); 3 granddaughters and two great-grandsons.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Ave. Temperance, MI. where the funeral service will take place at 6:00 p.m. with Military Honors being conducted by the Lambertville VFW Post 9656. Burial will take place at a later date in Forest Hill Cemetery Evart, MI. In Lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Northwest Ohio.