July 13, 1934 - March 4, 2016
FELCH- Roger “ Buddy” Cootware age 81 of Felch, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Manorcare Nursing in Kingsford, MI. He was born on July 13, 1934 in Felch, the son of the late John and Esther (Gustafson) Cootware. Buddy was a lifelong resident of Felch and graduated from Felch High School with the class of 1952. He was a past member of the Michigan Farmers Union and was active with his family in the 4-H livestock programs for many years. Buddy worked on the family farm his whole life and also worked at the Hanna Mine, retiring from there at its closing. Buddy’s passion for farming continued in his golden years, he continued to grow a vegetable garden every year. He also raised cattle and continued to help with them until his move to ManorCare in January. Buddy loved spending time with his family and friends, loved to laugh and have a good time. After putting the “Danger Ranger” into retirement, he missed seeing his friends at Solberg’s and L.C.’s. He was an avid Packer fan and also looked forward to deer season every year. Buddy is survived by his two sons Roger (Ann) Cootware of Felch and Robert (Julie) Cootware of Iron Mountain; daughter Dawn (Kurt) Peronto of Hardwood; 8 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; two brothers John “Jack” (Donna) Cootware of Norway and Teddy (Fanny) Mattson of Kingsford; sister Barbara “Babs” Klefstad of Lansing; along with nieces and nephews; and his cat Obama. He was preceded in death by his brother Robert “Robin” Cootware and his good friend Clyde Lucas. Visitation will be held on Sunday, March 13 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway. A Memorial service will be held on Sunday at 2:30 at the Ortman Funeral Home with Dave Winkowitsch and Carl Bishop officiating.
FELCH- Roger “ Buddy” Cootware age 81 of Felch, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016 at Manorcare Nursing in Kingsford, MI. He was born on July 13, 1934 in Felch, the son of the late John and Esther (Gustafson) Cootware. Buddy was... View Obituary & Service Information
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