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Clyde S. Cooper, Jr.

October 27, 1923 ~ September 28, 2018 (age 94)
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Clyde S. Cooper Jr, age 94, of Ionia passed away at his home under the care of his family and Spectrum Health Hospice on Friday, September 28, 2018.  The son of Clyde Sr. and Iva (King) Cooper, he was born on October 27, 1923 in Carson City.  On December 24, 1942, he married Maxine Dehart.  After Maxine's passing in 1988, he married Evelyn Freed in 1991.

A proud veteran, Clyde served as an Army Medic during World War II.  He was a master plumber and owner of Cooper's Plumbing & Heating on Main Street in Ionia.  He loved fishing, hunting, spending time at his many cottages, Thursday nights at Ionia Commission on Aging and Sunday breakfast at Sheridan VFW.

He was preceded in death by two wives, Maxine & Evelyn; his sister Peg Leak; and four brothers, Gene, Jim, Stan & Jack.  He is survived by his children, Larry & Veronica Cooper, Linda & Don Cooper, Marcia & Jack Van Drie, Carol Telfor, Ron & Sue Cooper, Nancy & Dewey Badder, Cathy & Steve Lowery, and Bob & Janae Cooper; his brother, Gary Cooper; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 2-5 p.m. at the Lester J. Sitts V.F.W. Post 5065, Sheridan.  Honoring his wishes cremation will take place. Contributions in memory of Clyde may be directed to the Ionia County Commission on Aging, the Sheridan V.F.W., or Spectrum Health Hospice.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Clyde's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:



Donations may be made to:

Ionia County Commission on Aging

Lester J. Sitts V.F.W. Post 5065

Spectrum Health Hospice

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