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About Us

Serving Families Since 1906

Since 1906, Cooper Funeral Home has been serving the community by helping families in their time of grief.  It was in 1906 that J. M. and Cordelia Cooper bought their first stock of funiture, which included several caskets. That began a long history of providing personalized funerals for people in their community. 

And today, more than ever, Cooper Funeral Home continues to carry on their mission to provide one-of-a-kind experiences for their families to help them honor the life of their loved one and bring hope and healing in their time of grief.

Click on the links below to see how Cooper Funeral Home continues its legacy of caring, compassionate service to the people in their community.

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Our Story

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  • J. M. and Cordelia Cooper bought their first stock of furniture which contained a few caskets. This indirectly led to their combined furniture and undertaking business. 
  • The company operated in several locations in Tecumseh 


  • They began an ambulance service 


  • The company moved to their location at 103 N. Broadway


  • J. M. and Cordelia Cooper retire 
  • Sons, Virgil, Lynn and H.J. Cooper continue to operate the combined business 


  • H.J. Cooper moves to California and opens his own furniture store 


  • Cooper Furniture and Undertaking divides 
  • Virgil Cooper operates the furniture business 
  • Lynn Cooper operates the funeral home and ambulance business 


  • Virgil Cooper closes the furniture store 


  • Jim L. Cooper joins his father, Lynn, in the funeral home and ambulance business 


  • Cooper Funeral Home closes the ambulance service 


  • New funeral home is built at 210 West Walnut 
  • The chapel capacity at the new facility is 250 people
  • An open house ceremony is held on December 4


  • Lynn Cooper retires, Jim L. Cooper becomes owner 


  •  J. Cooper, Jim’s son, joins the funeral business 


  • J. Cooper becomes co-owner of the funeral home 


  • Cooper Funeral Home Centennial Celebration 


  • Jim L. Cooper retires, J. Cooper becomes owner

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