Max E. Cooper of Cass City, age 91, died Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Medilodge of Cass City. He was born September 5, 1927, in Cass City to Fred and Nellie (Peter) Cooper. He married Mary Ann Vargo November 30, 1957, in Cass City.

Max graduated from Kingston High School and was drafted into the Army as a heavy equipment operator during the Korean War. He completed courses in agriculture from Michigan State University and worked as a dairy farmer until he sold in 1965. Max owned and operated an animal health supply company for 15 years. He later went to work for Kelly & Co. Realty, as a real estate agent, for 15 years. Max enjoyed working with hardwoods and made beautiful furniture for his family.

Max is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children: Timothy (Jean) Cooper of Greenleaf, Wisconsin; Elmer  “Joe” (Holly) Cooper of Owendale; Jerry (Renee) Cooper of Unionville; daughter-in-law, Sally (Drew) Guernsey of Tucson, Arizona; grandchildren: Jeramie Cooper, Dwana Cooper, Ryan Cooper, Brandy (Neville) Patterson, Brent (An) Cooper, Kelsey Cooper; several great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Wolfe of Fenton; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his infant son Jeffrey; son, Daniel Cooper; brother, Linton Cooper; and sister, Janet Lottridge.

Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, and from 10 a.m. until the funeral service at 11 a.m.  Saturday, March 9, 2019, in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Rev. Robert Eastlick officiating. Interment will be in Kingston Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and photos with the family at

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