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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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1906 

  • 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 

1925 

  • They began an ambulance service 

1926 

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

1946 

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

1952 

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

1957 

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

1963 

  • Virgil Cooper closes the furniture store 

1964 

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

1970 

  • Cooper Funeral Home closes the ambulance service 

1977 

  • 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

1984 

  • Lynn Cooper retires, Jim L. Cooper becomes owner 

1990

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

2006 

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

2006 

  • Cooper Funeral Home Centennial Celebration 

2013 

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

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