David R. Coburn

David R. Coburn

David R. Coburn of Portage, Michigan, beloved husband and father passed away Thursday, October 21, 2010, at his home. David was born September 2, 1952 in Allegan to Beverly O. ‘Cobe’ and Ruth Ann (Clawson) Coburn. He was a graduate of Otsego High School, had earned his Master Degree from Central Michigan University and another Master Degree from Western Michigan University. For many years he was employed with the Calhoun County Department of Social Services, retiring in September, 2008. In his leisure time he enjoyed his camping group, traveling to visit lighthouses, gardening, gaming, writing poetry, and reading. David loved learning and was working on another degree. On August 9, 1974, in Otsego he married the former Teri Pirrone, who survives. Also surviving are his children, James David Coburn of Portage and Crysta Kay Coburn of Ann Arbor; a granddaughter, Meghan Fleck of Florida; his father, Cobe Coburn of Otsego; his brother, Ken (Toni) Coburn of Gobles; an aunt, Louise Pettit of Alamo; several aunts, uncles and cousins. David was preceded in death by his mother, Ruth Ann Coburn, in 2006. Friends may meet with his family from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P.M. Sunday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego where funeral services will be held at 1:30 P.M. Monday, Pastor Stephen J. Burrow officiating. Burial at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego, will follow. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of David may be made to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan.

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