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Beverly O. “Cobe” Coburn

Cobe passed away Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo.

He was born July 18, 1930 in Allegan, the son of Ivor and Ruth (Coppock) Coburn. Cobe grew up on his family’s farm where he developed a strong work ethic as a young man. He graduated in 1947 from Allegan High School and married his high School sweetheart, Ruth Ann Clawson on October 28, 1949. They moved to Otsego and for over 41 years he had worked at Mac Sim Bar and Mead retiring in 1992. Cobe served as a volunteer fireman for the Otsego Fire Department for over 30 years.

He was a hard worker and was very handy doing anything he could to support his family. He was a jack of all trades and had a kind heart helping anyone who was in need. In his free time Cobe enjoyed fishing and fishing trips to Canada with his friends, hunting, playing cards, bowling and golfing.

Surviving are his son Ken (Toni) Coburn; adopted daughter, Terri Plotts; daughter-in-law, Teri Coburn; 10 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, David and sisters, Mary and Donna.

A viewing for friends will be held from 1-3 PM, Friday, July 3, 2020 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego.

Cremation will follow.

Burial of ashes will take place at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Mountain Home Cemetery in Otsego.

Contributions in memory of Cobe may be made to the

American Heart Association

or the

American Cancer Society


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Brenda Lund

July 1, 2020 at 12:53 pm

Ken and Toni,

Sorry to hear of your loss. Rich & Brenda Lund


Bob and Loree Bagley

July 1, 2020 at 1:07 pm

Rest in God’s Peace Cobe

Strength to your family.


Jerry Haight sr

July 1, 2020 at 4:24 pm

Sorry to hear about cobe passing. I worked with cobe and played golf and bowled with cobe



Tara Stanford lodge

July 1, 2020 at 4:31 pm

I am so very sorry Ken it was a pleasure I am still speachless


Kathleen (Snyder) Fisher

July 1, 2020 at 5:28 pm

Ken and family. We grieve with you as you grieve with us. We can both have amazing memories of our dads. We at least know they are in good company. God Bless You



July 1, 2020 at 7:28 pm

Loved this man dearly! Been with him from Vicinia Gardens to Stanford Lodge.He took a piece of my heart with him.will always remember his favorite meals. Rest in peace Cobe.


Katie & Lee Hitow

July 1, 2020 at 9:37 pm

Thinking of you Stefanie. He had to be a pretty awesome man to have been a part of making you the woman you are today


Roxanne Orr

July 1, 2020 at 9:49 pm

So sorry for your loss Ken & Toni. Prayers for you during your time sorrow.



July 1, 2020 at 11:18 pm

Ken Toni and stephanie

Sorry for the loss of your father and grandfather, may the Lord comfort you during this time you grieve, you are in my prayers at this time.

Thank you for allowing me to know your dad for a short time through home helpers.


Gary Burd

July 2, 2020 at 1:57 am

Love and prayers to Ken and the entire family. I knew Bev from the OFD…and golfed with him as well…he’ll be missed!!!


Janet Kiel

July 2, 2020 at 8:03 am

Ken, So sorry for your loss.


Lisa Sutton

July 2, 2020 at 1:44 pm

Ken, I’m sad to hear of your dad’s passing. I always enjoyed my visit with him. I know the last couple years have been tough for him, now he can rest. My thoughts are with you.


Tyna Porter - Smith

July 2, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Dear Ken & Family, very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. May your memories of good times help you through this difficult time.


Rod and Diane Evink

July 4, 2020 at 7:43 pm

So sorry for loss


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