Leonard Frank Coble, age 82, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at Christian Park Healthcare Village.
Leonard was born in Detroit, MI, October 17, 1936, the son of John and Lillian (Jackson) Coble.
While attending High School in Cooks, MI, in 1955 Leonard decided to take on a summer job on Mackinaw Island. He drove horse and buggy for the Grand Hotel and during the summer he met the love of his life, Alida Jean. They fell in love on the shores of Lake Huron and after dating for a year, they were united in marriage in 1956. Moving to Detroit they started their family and he worked driving taxi cab with his father John and brother Jack. Eventually, he moved his family to the Upper Peninsula where he pursued his career as a machinist, retiring from Lakeside Machine. He was a hard worker and loved his family.
Leonard enjoyed fixing old cars and hobby farming on the side. Following his retirement he pursued yet another adventure with Alida Jean, buying, repairing, and selling houses. They helped many families and strangers along the way. With his Love for the Lord, there was never a person he wouldn’t help. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Leonard is survived by:
2 Sons: Steve (Cherie) Coble of Gladstone,MI
Tim (Gidget) Coble of Hyde, MI
2 Daughters: Debbie (Tom) Savola of Gladstone, MI
Joni Vanhorn of Escanaba, MI
1 Sister: Alice Baatz of OH
7 Grandchildren: Noah, Jonathan, Adam, Shannon,Timothy Jr, Joshua, and Derek
Along with several Great Grandchildren
In addition to his loving wife, Alida Jean, Leonard is preceded in by:
Parents: John and Lillian (Jackson) Coble
2 Daughters: Cheryl and Catherine Coble
And Brother: Jack (Flo) Coble
Family will receive friends Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 3:00 until 4:00 PM at the Harbor Lights Church of God in Escanaba. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 PM with Reverend Tony Morrison officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the church. Leonard will be laid to rest in the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham, MI. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Coble Family.