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Mr. Erwin J. Cooper, age 82, of Cedar Springs, passed away on Sunday, August 15, 2010. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. For 36 years Erwin worked as a machine operator for Lear Siegler where he also served as Union Stewart. Erwin worked seven days a week, provided well for his family, and was a perfectionist in whatever he did. He was a member of the American Legion Glen Hill Post #287. Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by brothers, LaVern and Ben and a great grandson, Colten James Cassidy. Erwin is survived by his loving wife, the former Bernice Towns whom he married on November 11, 1949; children, Bruce and Barb Cooper, Gloria and Bill Grice, Carl and Tina Cooper, Brenda and Dan Burns, Nate and Dawn Cooper; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; brothers, Paul Cooper, James (Marion) Cooper, Charles (Connie) Cooper, and Roger Cooper; nieces and nephews.