Chester L. Cooley

Chester L. Cooley
Chester L. ‘Chet’ Cooley of Otsego, Michigan, passed away Monday, July 30, 2007 in Plainwell. Chet was born April 30, 1914 in Allegan, the son of Delbert and Hannah (DeLano) Cooley. For 34 years, he was employed with the Menasha Paper Co. in Otsego, retiring in 1980. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Otsego and a Life Member of VFW Post #3030, the VFW National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids and the Otsego Moose Lodge. Chet served with the Otsego Fire Department for 13 years. He enjoyed Tiger Baseball, traveling and was an avid Cribbage player. On June 28, 1947, In Otsego, he married Vivian ‘Elaine’ Hays, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons and 2 daughters, Robert (Linda) Cooley of Otsego, Deborah (Jim) Nimmer of Kalamazoo, Gary (Kay) Cooley of Kokomo, IN, Ann Cooley and her special friend Pat Naquin of Pensacola, FL; 5 grandchildren, Scott, Erin, Jason, Daniela and Jennifer; 7 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Audra Brenner of Allegan; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 1 brother Howard and 2 sisters, Vivian and Edna. Friends may meet the family from 5 to 8 P.M. Thursday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM, Pastor David Youngs and VFW Post #3030 officiating. Burial of the cremated remains will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Allegan. Memorials can be made to the VFW National Home for Children.


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