Barbara Klein
B: 1937-02-10
D: 2018-11-05
View Details
Klein, Barbara
Patsy Turtle
B: 1933-10-12
D: 2018-11-05
View Details
Turtle, Patsy
Thelma Giebel
B: 1920-12-16
D: 2018-10-28
View Details
Giebel, Thelma
Paul Ihrman
B: 1942-06-02
D: 2018-10-27
View Details
Ihrman, Paul
Helen Dunnington
B: 1914-05-25
D: 2018-10-24
View Details
Dunnington, Helen
Lindsay Letcher
B: 1946-11-04
D: 2018-10-16
View Details
Letcher, Lindsay
Wiley Austin
B: 1940-09-25
D: 2018-10-15
View Details
Austin, Wiley
Lauralee Bryant
B: 1949-09-22
D: 2018-10-14
View Details
Bryant, Lauralee
Linda Leutzinger
B: 1951-06-13
D: 2018-10-12
View Details
Leutzinger, Linda
Jack Wiley
B: 1952-02-05
D: 2018-09-27
View Details
Wiley, Jack
Daniel Jamieson
B: 1942-01-07
D: 2018-09-23
View Details
Jamieson, Daniel
Mary Beers
B: 1946-07-25
D: 2018-09-23
View Details
Beers, Mary
Ronald Martens
B: 1929-12-14
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Martens, Ronald
Kenneth Reiter
B: 1936-07-23
D: 2018-09-16
View Details
Reiter, Kenneth
Edith Bradshaw
B: 1921-09-01
D: 2018-09-07
View Details
Bradshaw, Edith
Sue Reynolds
B: 1946-04-30
D: 2018-09-07
View Details
Reynolds, Sue
Harriett Swartz
B: 1936-12-29
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
Swartz, Harriett
Steven DeHoff
B: 1954-02-18
D: 2018-09-04
View Details
DeHoff, Steven
Ila Geren
B: 1919-08-06
D: 2018-08-30
View Details
Geren, Ila
Geraldine Bontrager
B: 1920-08-02
D: 2018-08-28
View Details
Bontrager, Geraldine
Dorothy Essery
B: 1926-08-23
D: 2018-08-24
View Details
Essery, Dorothy


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
129 S. Grand P.O. Box 417
Schoolcraft, MI 49087
Phone: 269-679-5622
Fax: 269-679-5130

The Memorial Candle Program has been designed to help offset the costs associated with the hosting this Tribute Website in perpetuity. Through the lighting of a memorial candle, your thoughtful gesture will be recorded in the Book of Memories and the proceeds will go directly towards helping ensure that the family and friends of Helen Coats can continue to memorialize, re-visit, interact with each other and enhance this tribute for future generations.

Thank you.

Select Candle

Obituary for Helen Louise Coats

Helen Louise  Coats
Helen Louise Coats, beloved wife, mom, grandma and sister passed away peacefully on February 3, 2018 at The Fountains in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the age of 87. She was born to parents Leo and Ruth (Reamer) Miller on July 20, 1930 in North Liberty, Indiana. Helen grew up in Kendallville, Indiana and graduated from high school in 1948. She went on to receive her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in 1952, the 4th generation of her family to do so. Helen became a certified medical technologist and worked in the field of cytology in Lafayette, Indiana. She met future husband John H. Coats while working in Lafayette and they married on August 25, 1957 at Trinity United Methodist Church in Kendallville. In 1959 they relocated to Kalamazoo, Michigan after husband John joined The Upjohn Company.
Helen was passionate about textile arts, especially weaving and quilting. She was an early member of the Kalamazoo Weavers Guild and was also involved in other related organizations in the Kalamazoo Community. But her true calling was caring for her family, in particular, her disabled daughter. Helen was preceded in death by son Brian Stewart and daughter Amy Louise. She is survived by husband John H., son John Christopher (Michael Hand) of Minneapolis, daughter Heather Ann (Jason) Zerban of Portage, grandchildren Ethan and Abigail Dunlop, both of Portage, sisters Barbara Miller of Kendallville, Indiana, and Caroline Bertolino of Downers Grove, Illinois. There will be a Celebration of Life on Friday, February 9th from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. at The Grille Room at The Moors, 7877 Moorsbridge Road, Portage, Michigan. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 10th at 1:00 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1515 Helen Avenue, Portage, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in memory of Helen L. Coats.

To send flowers to the family of Helen Louise Coats, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers
Recently Shared Condolences
Recently Shared Stories
Recently Shared Photos