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Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

Obituary: Ann Marguerite Coon

Marion – Ann Marguerite Coon, a lifelong resident of the Marion area, died Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Pioneer Golden Estates in Clare. She was 90 years old.
Ann was born April 25, 1934, at home in Middle Branch Township to Otis and Helen (Linsday) Michell. She grew up and attended Clark Country School before becoming a graduate of Marion High School. On July 14, 1951, she married George E. Coon, celebrating nearly 35 years together before his death in 1986. Ann was fortunate to spend time in her early years working with Riverside Electric, then working at the Riverside Restaurant, where she. and her husband owned. She eventually became a CNA for the former Mercy Hospital in Cadillac before spending years working as a paraprofessional for the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District where she was a valued member of the special education program until her retirement in 1999.
Ann loved flowers and often spent time tending to them around her home. She was a long time member of the Tuesday Morning Coffee Club at Flashback as well as an instrumental part of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4087. She could often be found cheering and supporting the family at any of the children’s and grandchildren’s many sporting events. Ann will certainly be remembered for her faith and active role at St Agnes Parish as part of the Altar Guild, Parish Council and even for a time as organist. Ann will be deeply missed as the matriarch of her family and the Marion community as a whole.
Ann is survived by her seven children, Andrea (Howard) McCrimmon of Marion, Kathleen K. Jenema of Marion, Kevin Coon of Cadillac, Leisa (Michael) Ritzer of Evart, Marcella “Marcie” (Kevin) Bennett of Marion, Michelle (Michael) ) Thompson of Cadillac and John (Cindy) Coon of Midland; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; her sister, Fran; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many other loving family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Coon; two sons, George Jeffrey Coon and Stephen Coon; her sister, Alice Mary; two brothers, Ronald and Max; Marion – Ann Marguerite Coon, a lifelong resident of the Marion area, died Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at Pioneer Golden Estates in Clare. She was 90 years old.
Ann was born April 25, 1934, at home in Middle Branch Township to Otis and Helen (Linsday) Michell. She grew up and attended Clark Country School before becoming a graduate of Marion High School. On July 14, 1951, she married George E. Coon, celebrating nearly 35 years together before his death in 1986. Ann was fortunate to spend time in her early years working with Riverside Electric, then working at the Riverside Restaurant, where she. and her husband owned. She eventually became a CNA for the former Mercy Hospital in Cadillac before spending years working as a paraprofessional for the Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District where she was a valued member of the special education program until her retirement in 1999.
Ann loved flowers and often spent time tending to them around her home. She was a long time member of the Tuesday Morning Coffee Club at Flashback as well as an instrumental part of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #4087. She could often be found cheering and supporting the family at any of the children’s and grandchildren’s many sporting events. Ann will certainly be remembered for her faith and active role at St Agnes Parish as part of the Altar Guild, Parish Council and even for a time as organist. Ann will be deeply missed as the matriarch of her family and the Marion community as a whole.
Ann is survived by her seven children, Andrea (Howard) McCrimmon of Marion, Kathleen K. Jenema of Marion, Kevin Coon of Cadillac, Leisa (Michael) Ritzer of Evart, Marcella “Marcie” (Kevin) Bennett of Marion, Michelle (Michael) ) Thompson of Cadillac and John (Cindy) Coon of Midland; 23 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; her sister, Fran; as well as numerous nieces and nephews and many other loving family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George E. Coon; two sons, George Jeffrey Coon and Stephen Coon; her sister, Alice Mary; two brothers, Ronald and Max; son-in-law, Jack Jenema and three grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, June 17, 2024 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Marion, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, also at St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was buried with her family at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Pioneer Golden Estates for taking such tender care of Ann this past year. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Agnes Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.Fosnaught-Holdship.com. The family is being served by Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home. and three grandchildren.
Visitation was Monday, June 17, 2024 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Marion, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, also at St. Agnes Catholic Church. She was buried with her family at Greenwood Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Pioneer Golden Estates for taking such tender care of Ann this past year. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Agnes Catholic Church or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.Fosnaught-Holdship.com. The family is being served by Fosnaught-Holdship Funeral Home.