Born on July 19, 1945, passed away after a long courageous six-year battle with cancer on November 5, 2012. He was of Holt, MI.
He was adored by his family, friends and neighbors. He served under the airborne in the Army and he retired from General Motors after 42 years. When he wasn’t helping his family and friends, he enjoyed: golfing, hunting, fishing and rooting for his favorite sports teams.
He is survived by the love of his life, his wife of 33 years, Marce. He is also survived by his children: Melissa, Shannan, Shawn, Kristina and Ashley; his father, James; his Aunt Virginia “Ginny” Cogan; his brothers, Randy (Sue) and Lonnie; and several grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy; brother, Donnie; and Uncle Leon Cogan.
The family would like to give a special thanks to his oncology office, Dr. Layhe; the McLaren hospice team and Mary.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 9, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Maple Ridge Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to McLaren Hospice and American Cancer Society.