Cooch, Alfred

Written by David Green.

Alfred T. Cooch, 77, of Kelso Rd., North Adams, Mich., died Sunday, Jan. 3, 2010, at Coldwater (Mich.) Hospital.

He was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Wheatland Twp., Mich., the son of Reginald and Florence (Bridgeford) Cooch. He married Reva Double on June 15, 1958, in Waldron, Mich., and she preceded him in death Aug. 10, 2003.

Alfred was a life-long farmer. He also worked at Reed Air in Waldron and retired in 1998 after 33 years of service. He graduated from Addison High School in 1950, attended Wheatland Congregational Church, and served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Alfred was a member of the Adams Grange, Hillsdale American Legion Post #53, and the V.F.W. Posts in North Adams and Hillsdale.

Surviving Alfred is a daughter, Dawn Bastien of Pittsford; one son, Thomas Cooch of North Adams; four grandchildren, Brian, Eric, Heidi and Holly Bastien; mother-in-law, Nora Double of Waldron; a sister-in-law, Fay Double of Toledo, Ohio; one niece, Michelle Meade of Lansing, Mich.; one nephew, Brad (and Tina) Double of Morenci, Mich.; and five great-nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Raymond; son-in-law, Herkle Bastien; father-in-law, Marion Double; and a brother-in-law, Olen Double.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Eagle Funeral Home in Hudson, Mich., with Rev. Clyde Wonders officiating. Military interment will follow at Dibble Cemetery in Wheatland Township. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wheatland Congregational Church or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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