Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mr. Cecil H. Cornwell - 7052 North 30th St., Richland, passed away Friday evening, July 2, 1976.  Mr. Cornwell was born February 26, 1904 in Croswell, Mich. the son of George W. and Bertha M. Cornwell and had been a resident of Richland for the past 14 years.  He retired from Checker Motors and prior to that was employed with the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit.  He was a member and Centennial Worshipful Master of Phoenix Lodge No. 13 F. & A.M. in Ypsilanti, a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Scottish Rite, Detroit, Past President and Charter Member of the Lakeview Kiwanis Club, Past President of the Richland Lions, member of the Ford Motor Co. Oldtimers Club, and had been a member of the Elks Lodge, B.P.O.E. No. 50.  Surviving is the wife, Helen, 1 daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Janis) Whitcomb; 2 grandchildren, Laura and Cindra all of Kal.; 3 brothers, Everett L. of Lake City; Eldon A. of Clarksville, Tenn.; Orville G. of Wolf Creek, Oregon; several nieces and nephews.  Masonic services will be held Tuesday at 12 noon from the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with interment in Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 3 July 1976

Mrs. Jennie Corstange - Formerly 308 W. Cork St.  Passed away Thursday, March 16, 1972.  Mrs. Corstange was born Oct. 11, 1888, in the Netherlands and came to this country at the age of 19 years. She is survived by 4 sons and 6 daughters, William, Mrs. Jacob (Dorothy) Nord, Adrian, John, all of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Ted (Marie) Crist, Mrs. Gerrit (Nellie) Vander Meer, both of South Bend, Ind., Mrs. Gerrit (Teressa) Johnson, Mrs. Donald (Jeannette) Dirkse, both of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Andrew (Betty) Smith and Donald, both of Portage; 30 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 3 sisters, John Walhout of the Netherlands, Peter and Thomas Walhout, Mrs. Nellie DeMaar, Mrs. Tena Achterhof, all of Muskegon.  She was preceded in death by her husband, William and 2 sons, Peter and Jacob Corstange.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 o’clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Leonard Bruder officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  The family suggests memorials may be made to the Senior Citizens Fund.  Friends may call at the chapel.  source:  Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri 17 March 1972

Mr. Paul Coscarelli - 10422 Woodlawn Dr., Portage, Mi. passed away Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 25, 1977.  Mr. Coscarelli was born May 5, 1916 in Lansing, Mi. the son of William and Lucy Coscarelli and was a resident of the Kalamazoo area for the past 9 years.  Formerly living in Dover, Delaware.  Was a member of the St. Casimer's Church of Lansing and VFW Red Arrow Post no. 1527, a member of the Michigan Restaurent Assoc.  Before his retirement he was a Air Force Major serving with the 8th Air Force and 67th Bomber Group during WW II and Korea.  For the past 9 years he was owner/operator of the Mr. Taco Restaurant on S. Westnedge.  Surviving are his wife, Marjorie, 1 daughter and 1 son, Ms. Brigette Coscarelli of Baltimore, Maryland; and Bill Coscarelli of Kalamazoo.  2 granddaughters and 1 grandson.  3 sisters and 2 brothers; Mrs. Louis (Rose) Bonofiglo; Fred and Pete Coscarelli all of Lansing; Mrs. James (Josephine) Spaniolo of Cassopolis, Mich.; Mrs. Mark (Mary) Eytcheson of E. Lansing; several nieces and nephews.  Mass of the Resurrection will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from the St. Augustine Cathedral.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Langeland Portage Chapel, 411 E. Centre Ave., where the rosary will be recited Thursday evening at 7:30.  Military honors at the Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery by the Red Arrow Post no. 1527 VFW. Memorials may be made to the Michigan Heart Association. source:  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 26 Jan 1977

Mr. Robert Pritchard Cosley - 8806 W. Michigan Ave., Oshtemo Twp. passed away March 20, 1972, at Bronson Hospital.  Mr. Cosley was born April 22, 1891, in Troy, Ohio, the son of Harvey and Sadie Cosley and had been a resident here for 20 years. A veteran of World Wars I and II.  Was a manufac-turer's agent.  A member of Franklin Lodge No. 14 F. & A.M. of Troy, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Stephanie; one sister, Mrs. Samuel Pulliam, Richmond, Va.; a niece, Miss Margaret C. Wright, Dayton, Ohio.  Mr. Cosley will be at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, where religious services will be held 10 a.m. Thursday.  Interment, Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan.  Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or Heart Fund.  Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 21 March 1972

Mrs. Stephanie M. Cosley - 5116 Meadowlark Lane passed away June 2, 1984 at her residence.  Mrs. Cosley was born Aug. 6, 1899 in Vienna, Austria.  She had been a resident of this community since 1944.  She owned and operated an antique shop on West Michigan Ave., and later originated estate sales serving banks, attorneys and private clients for more than 25 years.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, who was well known for his art work, having done many pen and ink sketches of people's residence for Christmas cards and note-paper. Stephanie will be remembered for her love and concern for animals; and was a member of Animal's Best Friends.  She was also an active member of the Women's Republican Club.  Surviving are her niece, Elaine Haythorne, of California, cousins and many close friends. Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2-4, 7-9 p.m. at the Betzler-Donnovan Funeral Home, 447 W. South, Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Wednesday morning 11:00 a.m., St. Monica Catholic Church.  Interment Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Those who wish may contribute to Animal's Best Friends.  Kalamazoo Gazette 4 Jun 1984

Mrs. Stella B. Costello - 603 Minor Ave. passed away Wednesday evening, March 2, 1977.  Mrs. Costello was born March 14, 1901, in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Stevens and was a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 49 years. She was a member of the Golden Agers of the Salvation Army and the Kalamazoo Senior Citizens.  Before her retirement was employed by Kalamazoo State Hospital for 25 years.  Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Robert (Meredith) Fuhrman of Kalamazoo; 9 grandchildren; 15 great-grand-children; one nephew, Robert Stevens of Kalamazoo. Memorial services will be held Saturday at 1 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Mr. Charles R. Hulbert officiating.  Interment in Hickory Corners Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel. source:Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 3 Mar 1977

Mr. George E. Costley - 351 S. Main St., Climax passed away Sunday morning, Feb. 20, 1977.  Mr. Costley was born July 3, 1895 in Clintonville, Wis., and had been a Climax resident for 22 years. Before his retirement, has been an instructor in the Climax-Scotts Community Schools. A member of the Climax Rotary Club.  Surviving are his wife, Alma; one son, Lewis N. IV of Climax; 2 grandchildren, Lewis N., V, and Rebecca Kim; one sister, Mrs. Marjory Dunn of Denver, Colo.; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 2:30 o'clock at the Langeland Climax Chapel, with Elder Glen Hill, of the Urbandale Seventh Day Adventist Church, officiating.  Interment in Prairie Home Cemetery, Climax.  The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Cancer Society of the Climax Rotary Club. Relatives and friends may meet the family at the Climax Chapel Monday evening from 7 to 9 o'clock.  Kalamazoo Gazette Mon 21 Feb 1977

Mrs. Bertha M. Cotton - 5729 N. 25th St. passed away Wednesday morning at the Alamo Nursing Home.  Mrs. Cotton was born March 13, 1890, in Germany, daughter of Karl and Wilhelmina Kaminsky Ronschke and made her home in Kalamazoo since 1929.  She was married to Raymond E. Cotton, who survives.  Also surviving are 2 sons, Charles R. Kotter of Hammmond, Ind. and Richard J. Beznoska of Kalamazoo; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Herman and Ernest Ronschke of Macedonia, Ohio; one sister, Mrs. Emma McDevitt of Northfield, Ohio;  several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home, where services will be held Friday at 2 o'clock.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Kalamazoo Gazette Wed 8 Sept 1976

Former Comstock Resident Dies - Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the Shaw Funeral Home in Battle Creek for Mrs. Ruth Cottrell, 83, a former Comstcok resident, who died Wednesday in Battle Creek.  A graduate of Western Michigan University, Mrs. Cottrell was born in Comstock.  She taught grade school in Hastings and Lansing and also worked for la Paull's Furs in Battle Creek.  She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Leona Hefling, Mrs. Eleanor Fry, Mrs. Margaret Forster, all of Kalamazoo, and Mrs. Helen Boyd of Tucson, Ariz., three brothers, William Warren of Seattle, Wash., Ralph Warren of Otsego and Kenneth Warren of Kalamazoo, four daughters, Mrs. Jean Hall and Mrs. Carol Hulscher, both of Battle Creek.  Mrs. Marian Straub of Detroit, Mrs. Margaret Kadela of Dearborn and eight grandchildren.  She was preceeded in death by her husband, Harry E. Cottrell.  Interment will be at Memorial Park Cemetery in Battle Creek.  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 22 July 1976

Mrs. Lola M. Coughlin - 3640 Adams passed away Fri. morning, Sept. 17, 1976.  Mrs. Coughlin was born May 12, 1901 in Alamo, Mich., daughter of Hiram and Alice Phillips and had been a resident here most of her life.  She was graduated from South Haven High School in 1919, she became a member of the First Baptist Church of Kalamazoo in 1920 and served in the Work of the Beacon.  She was also associated with Goodwill work.  In 1926 she was married to Albert E. Coughlin who passed away in 1972.  Surviving are one sister and one brother; Mrs. Winona Gobel of California and Merle Phillips of Alamo.  A niece, Mrs. Patricia Biljum of Portage and several other nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with the Rev. M. Richard E. Chorley officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel. Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 18 Sept. 1976

Matthew John-Ivan Coulter - 423 Edgemoor Avenue passed away Friday, Matthew was born January 2, 1969 in Kalamazoo, son of Thomas and Dorothy Jean Coulter.  Surviving besides the parents are a brother, Michal Thomas; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ivan L. Coulter, Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Popa, Traverse City; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Galla and Mrs. Walter Popa, all of Cedar, Michigan.  Memorial services will be held Sunday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick Street, with Father Robert Consani officiating. Private interment later at Mt. Olivet Cemetery.  The family suggests that memorials may be made to the Pediatric Center, Bronson Hospital.  Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 18 Mar 1972

Mr. Horace A. Coulstock - 1400 Drake Rd., Formerly of 1240 Jefferson Ave. passed away Thursday morning March 4, 1976.  Mr. Coulstock was born May 26,1891, in London, England, son of Horace and Minnie Coulstock and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for the past 72 years. He was a life member of Masonic Lodge No. 76 F. & A.M.  He was employed as a shoe clerk for 52 years, retiring from the V & A Bootery in Sept. of 1968.  On Oct. 30, 1915, in Kalamazoo, he was united in marriage to Lema M. Carr, who survives.  Also surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, William and Ruth St. Clair of Kalamazoo; 3 grandchildren, Mrs. Robert (Marilyn) Hufstader of San Diego, Calif., Eric and Dan St. Clair of Kalamazoo; 3 great-grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held Saturday at 2 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Richard Chorley, of the First Baptist Church, officiating.  Interment in Mountain Home Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel, where memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church Building Fund.  Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 4 March 1976

Mrs. Ruth Counterman - 2140 Adelaide passed away at her residence early Thursday morning. Mrs. Counterman was born Sept. 24, 1915 in Marion, Ind. She is survived by her husband, Clarence; 2 sons and 2 daughters, Donald and David of Kalamazoo, Mrs. Janice Kridler of Allegan and Mrs. JoAnn Lucas of Kalamazoo;  15 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Tressa Bowman; a son, Ralph, both of Marion, Ind.; Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home. Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs 18 Nov 1971

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