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David F. Coons

05/06/1922

04/03/2015

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Born: May 6, 1922
Death: April 3, 2015

COONS, David F., 92, of Lowell, died Friday, April 3, 2015, at Clark Retirement Community, Grand Rapids. He was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Edith Coons, wife Elizabeth Lyman Coons, and daughter Nancy Coons. He is survived by daughters Laura (George) Bakken of Terre Haute, IN, Martha Coons (Tom Bein) of Florence, MA, son-in-law Mark Olson of France; grandchildren Annie (Nate) Swanberg, David Bakken, Noah, Joel and Ethan Bein, Elodie and Alice Olson-Coons. He was born May 6, 1922, graduated Lowell High School in 1939, attended Grand Rapids Junior College and Michigan State College, graduating in 1943. He served in the U. S. Army in World War II, ending the war with the 69th Infantry Division in eastern Germany. Returning home he joined the family clothing retail business and later inherited from his father the position of office manager of the Lowell Savings & Loan Association. When that organization merged with a larger company he became branch manager until his retirement. Concurrently with those positions he was organist of the First United Methodist Church for 37 years, a member of the Lowell Area School Board for 11 years and of Lowell Rotary Club since 1950. Besides his family he derived enjoyment from making music, and in retirement painting landscapes and hiking in the north woods and southwestern deserts. Memorial service to be held at a later date.

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