Robert Coplan

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died May 4, 2007

Robert Coplan, age 91, died peacefully Friday afternoon May 4, 2007 at his home in Escanaba surrounded by his loving family.
Robert was born November 9, 1915, in Escanaba, the son of Morris and Bessie Anne (Greenspan) Coplan. He was raised in Escanaba and attended and graduated from the Escanaba Senior High School in 1933. During WWII, Robert served at the rank of First Sergeant of operations with the ordinance department in the Asiatic-Pacific with the United States 10th Army Air Corps. Following his honorable discharge, Robert joined his brothers, working in the family business for B.A. Coplan Iron and Metal. Robert owned and operated B.A. Coplan Iron and Metal until his retirement in September of 1998. Robert was a long time member of the Escanaba VFW and the Escanaba Elks. He loved spending time with his family and his home was the center of many gatherings over the years. He will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Survivors include many loving nieces, nephews and cousins

Robert was preceded in death by his parents, Morris and Bessie Anne:

6 Brothers: Benjamin, George, Edward, William, Joseph and Herman

0 Tributes for “Robert Coplan

    To My Newest Family
    Thank you for making me feel so much like a part of your family. Being with Robert only made my life more fullfilled. He was a very caring person and was enjoyable to be around. He always had a twinkle in his eye even when he wasn’t feeling the best. I will miss him very much.

    Laurie Vermote
    Escanaba, MI

    Sue, Rose and family,

    May our arms surround you and give you comfort at this most difficult time. God’s love is showering over you all.

    Susie, you have shared so many stories with me about your Uncle Bobby, I know how close you were. Your memories will forever keep him in your heart.

    Deepest sympathy and love always,

    Bill and Sharon (Porter) Gilbert
    Gladstone, MI

    Rose, Sue and Family!

    So sorry to hear about your loss and I know how long he had to suffer. He is in a better place but I know how much you miss him. I found this poem and would like to share it with you as I thought it might be of some comfort.

    God saw you getting tired,
    When a cure was not to be.
    So He wrapped his arms around you,
    and whispered, “Come to me”.
    You didn’t deserve what you went through,
    So He gave you rest.
    God’s garden must be beautiful,
    He only takes the best
    And when I saw you sleeping,
    So peaceful and free from pain
    I could not wish you back
    To suffer that again!

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

    Cliff and Darlene Jensen
    Escanaba, MI

    I vividly recall Robert and his generosity towards me and my family. My Grandmother, Millie Scheeneman, cleaned his house for many years before she died. Robert always remembered my brother and I during birthdays and Christmas. In fact, he shared a birthday with my brother, Brian.

    Robert will be missed, he was a wonderful man. My condolences to the family.

    Leeann (Scheeneman) Peterson
    Misawa Japan

    Harold, Stella and Don-

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Gregg (Goetz) Browngoetz
    Cordova, AK

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