Leonard F. Coble

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died September 14, 2019

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.

6 Tributes for “Leonard F. Coble

    He will be missed! Leonard was a very caring person and the McNally family has alot of good memories of him and his family. God bless Leonard, Alida, Cheryl, and all.

    To the family of Leonard, Sorry for the sadness in the hearts of family and friends. As an Activity Aide at Christian Park Village, I had many opportunities to converse with him. What a pleasant man he was while there so I can feel that he was that way throughout his life. He wore his ‘#1 Grandpa’ hat very proudly! Rest in Peace Leonard! With Caring Thoughts and Prayers, Kathy Grill

    I will remember Leonard as very kind and caring man. He always asked how my family were doing. I met him and his family
    through a friend of mine, Glenda White, and became friends with his daughter Debbie. Through the church I also met his son Steve and his wife Sherry and appreciated them. We shared some good times and he even took care of my horse for a little while on one of those “hobby farms” he owned. I know his family will miss him. Praying for his family at this time of loss.

    Prayers and hugs Coble family. Al, Jamie, Jaden, and I will always remember “Lenny”. He has a special place in our hearts, as do you all.

    What a wonderful man! I have so many special memories with Lenny/ Jeanie and family! Some include playing softball, sharing wonderful meals, playing games and playing guitar and singing with the whole family and working with each other in our homes and property! Lenny was a devoted husband, father and fierce and loyal friend. He opened his heart and home without judgment! I admired him as a father and loved him so very much! I am sad is is no longer with us here, but am so very happy that he has been reunited with his beloved wife and daughter. Goodbye dear sweet Lenny! Say Hi to Jean and Cheryl. We miss them very much too.

    When the Lord called Leonard home, I imagine He met his child at the gate, and said, “Well done. My good and Faithful Servant”. Leonard and Jean were both instrumental to me in my early walk with the Lord. I will forever be blessed by their love and teachings.
    May you rest in Heaven, brother, until we see you again in Glory. To Leonard’s family and loved ones, I pray you find comfort in knowing he and Jean, and Cheryl are all united again, and by the promise of Jesus, we shall see them again some day. God Bless you all.

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