REED CITY — Rosalie Ann Cooper went home to the Lord on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Rosalie was 72 and died of cancer at home in Reed City.
The child of Carl and Mary Hoitenga, Rosalie was born at home in Lake City. She graduated from Lake City High School. Rose was married on July 3, 1965, to James Cooper, of Reed City, who survives. Rosalie also is survived by her children, Paula Cole (Neal), of Dodge City, Kan., Cindy Gilman (Steve), of Grand Rapids, and Carla Cooper, of Big Rapids. Rosalie has three surviving siblings, Joe Hoitenga, of Williamsport, Ind., Don Hoitenga, of Lake City, and Wil Hoitenga, of LeRoy. Rose had six grandchildren, Scott Veeder, Ashley Clark, Andrew Branch, Clark Gilman, Angie Gilman, Kahlan Boerma and Faith Boerma; and six great-grandchildren, Kaden, Olivia and Keira Clark, Brianna Gilman and Asher and Amelia Branch.