Lawrence Alan Kopke

Lawrence Alan Kopke, age 94, passed away with his daughters, Kathleen and Sharon, by his side in the house where he was born on August 25, 1927.

The son of William and Mary Stradling Kopke, he was a lifelong resident of Raisin Township. He married Kathleen Osburn in 1975 and she preceded him in death in 2012.

In the week prior to his death, he was surrounded by his loving daughters, Kathleen and Sharon, his devoted stepsons Tom Osburn, and Steve (Leslie) Osburn and many of his 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren from both families.

After serving in the military, Lawrence was an accomplished finish carpenter throughout his working years. He also loved his maintenance position at American Chain and Cable before retiring. He loved genealogy and classical music and had a lifelong uncanny ability to recall obscure family facts and dates. He also loved phone conversations with his cousin, Phyllis.

Lawrence was also preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter Jennifer and his stepson Bill (Roxanne) Osburn.

Visitation for friends and family will be at Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh at 11 a.m. on November 29 with a funeral service officiated by Pastor Donna Stutzman at 1 p.m. Internment will follow at Raisin Presbyterian Cemetery on Sutton Road.


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Tecumseh, MI 49286

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