James E. Coon

Oscoda, Michigan
February 1, 1930 - August 10, 2019


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Obituary Notice

James E. Coon

Age 89, of Oscoda, MI passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Jamieson Nursing Home in Harrisville, MI. He was born on February 1, 1930 in Saginaw, MI to the late Grover and Gertrude Coon (nee Robins). After graduating from Saginaw Arthur Hill High School, Jim served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged and then began his career as a self-employed Mason/General Contractor. Jim moved to Oscoda permanently in 1985 with his wife Maureen I. Coon (Hitz), whom he married in Saginaw on August 13, 1955. They owned and operated the Shady Shores Resort in Oscoda for ten years. Jim was an Eagle Scout and he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a 33rd degree member of the Mason Lodge. Jim was active in the Saginaw and Tawas Lodges. He is survived by his wife Maureen Coon; 3 daughters, Linda Coon of Traverse City, MI, Lori (Eric) Wiese of Traverse City, MI, Nancy Coon of East Tawas, MI; 3 grandchildren, Kristen, Kyle, Anne; 3 great-grandchildren, Isabelle, Rowan and Ellie. Jim is also survived by his brother Ken Coon of Saginaw, MI. Private arrangements were handled by Buresh Funeral Homes.


Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your father's passing. You are in my thoughts. Lynne
— Lynne A Bigelow
My prayers to all. Jim will be remembered with a smile.
— John MacMurray
Wishing you and your family strength and peace. Jim and I spent a lot of time together at the Bay City Consistory.
— David W Skiendziel
My thoughts and Prayers are with you always.
Love to my sister Maureen
— Farolyn Mullin

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