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Life Story / Obituary


Lawrence G. Cooper 71 of Traverse City and formerly of Bay City died Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

He was born on June 25, 1942 in Pontiac, Michigan the son of Lawrence Edmond and Irma Alberta (Day) Cooper.

He graduated from T.L. Handy High School in Bay City and Ferris State College.

Lawrence worked as a Pharmacist with Monitor Pharmacy in Bay City and St. Mary's Hospital in Saginaw and The Prescription Shop in Traverse City until his retirement.

He enjoyed sports, gardening, reading, writing and cooking.

Lawrence is survived by his wife, Leann (Ruegsegger) Cooper; they were married on September 24, 1966 in Bay City; children, Tonna (Rich) Patterson of Okemos and Chad Cooper of Traverse City; granddaughters, Paris and Ava Patterson and brother, Ronald (Ann) Cooper of Bay City.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Lawrence and Irma Cooper and his sister, Barbara Carso.

Cremation has taken place. Plans for a Memorial Service are underway and will be announced at a later date. Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Bay City.

Please visit Lawrence's webpage at www.lifestorynet.com to sign the guest book and share a message with his family.

The family chose Life Story Funeral Home, Traverse City to handle the arrangements.