Rose Coplan

Resided in Escanaba, MI
Died November 10, 2008

Rose M. Coplan, age 88, of 612 South 12th Street, Escanaba passed away peacefully at her home, with her family by her side, on Monday, November 10, 2008.
Rose was born August 31, 1920, the daughter of Antonio and Amelia (Zappa) Perrella in Keewatin, Minnesota. She was raised in Keewatin and graduated from Keewatin High School in 1938. On October 18, 1949 Rose was united in marriage to Maynard Coplan in Keewatin. Eventually Rose and Maynard moved to the Escanaba area where Rose became an active member of her community. She was a faithful catholic and longtime member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church and the church choir. Rose was a member of the General Federation Womens Club, Players de Noc, and a social member of the Escanaba Country Club. She was also a Lady Elk with the Escanaba Elks Lodge #354 where she was a longtime contributor to the Special Needs Project helping needy children and the recipient of Outstanding Elk Auxiliary member of 2001-2002. Rose also enjoyed

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    Even though I haven’t been back to Escanaba for years, when I received the notice in the mail that Rose has passed away, I felt moved to write something here. Rose was always very very kind to me, and was very supportive when I was in Players and trying to raise my kids at the same time! Condolences to the Coplan family for the loss of such a beautiful matriarch.
    Barbara Burri
    West Chester, PA

    Sue: I will always remember your Mom smiling! She was a wonderful person and I am glad that I was able to meet her. Sue, you will be in my prayers … I know it is hard, but I know you will keep all those special memories of your Mom with you always. May God Bless you Sue and your family.

    Jayne Peterson
    Rapid River, MI

    Diane and Susie:

    Your mom’s exuberance for life was contagious. She bubbled over with it. Always a smile; always a kind word; always a laugh. I think that’s the way many of us will remember her. I hope memories like that will give you peace and comfort.

    Bill Suriano
    Riverside, IL

    We are so sorry for your loss. Rose will be deeply missed. Your in your thoughts and prayers.

    Bill and Joanne

    Joanne Flynn (Boudreau)
    Laingsburg, MI

    To my dearest extended family

    Words can not describe the feeling I have inside for the beautiful person your mother was. She was a very delightful person and I have learned so much from her in the months of my caring. I feel I have been given a great gift by becoming a part of her life and will carry on everything I have been given by her onto my family. What a wonderful person she was and to be a part of her life has been very exciting for me.

    Sue, Diane, Heather, and family…. you were very lucky to have her for so many years. Cherish all the wonderful times and keep them dear to your heart. I will always remember you and the time we had. My love goes out to all of you and hope that in time, the hurt in your heart will be lessen.

    Anytime you are in need of someone to talk to or even a night out Sue, please don’t hesitate to call or come over. I’ll be thinking of you all.


    Laurie Vermote
    Escanaba, MI

    Susie and Diane,

    I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up in the neighborhood with your family was wonderful. Rose was radiant and she exuded kindness and goodness. I never saw her without that special smile and I always enjoyed listening to the stories when she came over for coffee with Nana and my Mom. I think of those days often.

    My best to you.


    Don Kleiman
    Bloomington, MN

    Dear Coplan Family, We wanted to send you our deepest sympathy and prayers for you today in the loss of your loved one. Rosey will be missed by all who knew her. Love the Kevin Jenshak Family

    Renee & Kevin Jenshak
    Bark River, MI

    Susie, Diane and Family

    I just wanted to let you know that I informed my brother Jon about the passing of your mother. He is in Florida at this time, and is unable to attend the funeral. He sends his deepest sympathy. He will be in touch when he returns. My sympathy as well.

    God’s Blessing’s,

    Jon Flath
    Escanaba, MI

    Sue, Diane, Heather and family! So sorry for your loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother. She will surely be missed. Our grandkids feel so bad for you all also. We loved having her come over and sit outside for awhile when she was healthier and then even towards the end opening the window just to holler hi to us all. I found this poem and thought you might find some comfort in it. It is called Hugs From Heaven!

    When you feel a gentle breeze
    Caress you when you sigh
    It’s a hug sent from Heaven
    From your mother way up high.

    If a soft and tender raindrop
    Lands upon your nose
    She’s added a small kiss
    As fragile as a rose.

    If a song you hear fills you
    With a feeling of sweet love
    It’s a hug sent from Heaven
    From your Mother up above.

    If you awaken in the morning
    To a bluebird’s chirping song
    It’s music sent from Heaven
    To cheer you all day long.

    If tiny little snowflakes
    Land upon your face
    It’s a hug sent from Heaven
    Trimmed with Angel lace.

    So keep the joy in your heart
    If you’re lonely my dear friend
    Hugs that are sent from Heaven
    A broken heart will mend.

    Darlene, Cliff Jensen and Family
    Escanaba, MI

    I am sorry for your loss. Please accept my sincerest condolences.

    Kevin R Denecke
    Bark River, MI

    To the family of Rose Coplan,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of loss.

    Mike and Joan Gierke
    Escanaba, MI

    So sorry for your loss. My love and prayers are with you and all your family. Love

    Jan Garib
    Escanaba, MI

    My sympathy goes out to the family. Rosie was always so kind and generous to my brother and I when we were young. My Grandmother, Millie, cleaned Rosie’s house for years. She was a wonderful person who will truly be missed.

    Leeann Scheeneman Peterson
    Niceville. FL

    My deepest sympathy go to you, Susie and the family, as well. Rosie was the sweetest you could ever ask for. Truly an Angel. What a blessing she has in you as a daughter. You’ve been so supportive of everything, all the time. Family & Friends have always adored her and she will be sadly missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family at this difficult time. God Bless. May your loving bond as mother and daughter and all the memories you have shared over the years comfort you through these times.

    Cindy Wicklund
    Stonington, MI

    Diane & Sue, So sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. I don’t often get on the Escanaba Press website but for some reason I thought to tonight and read about Rose. I have many fond memories of your parents. I especially recall the laughs we had over our “martini” experience. Know that you and your family are in our prayers. Denise & Chris

    Denise Dubbelde Young
    Grand Rapids, MI

    I have wonderful memories of Rosie. She was so much a part of my growing up in Escanaba. Coplans and Feldsteins were family. My deepest condolences and love to Sharon and Ron.

    Beverly Feldstein Weckstein
    Scottsdale, AZ

    Diane and Suzie, we all know your Mom was the very best. She used to grab bullies by the ears, and then take Joel home. A time for sadness and a time to remember all the good!! Love always, Gary Kleiman.

    Gary Kleiman
    Sarasota, FL

    When I think of Rose, the first thing that comes to mind is how much she loved her family and how she always wanted the best for them.

    I will fondly remember spending time with her at the family gatherings throughout the years.

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time.

    Lynn Coplan
    Wausau, WI

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