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Maxine Coates

February 28, 1933 ~ August 9, 2019 (age 86)


Maxine Marie Coates, 86, of Traverse City, passed away on Friday, August 9, 2019 at Meadow Brook Medical Care Facility in Bellaire.  Her family would like to thank all of the staff for the excellent care they provided. Maxine was born on February 28, 1933 in Traverse City, MI, the daughter of Adam and Florence (Kroupa) Glazer.

In 1952, she married the love of her life, Harvey Coates.  Maxine took on the responsibility of being a stay at home mother to raise their children.  Her grandchildren and great grandchildren were the light of her life. She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, spending time outdoors, hunting, fishing, and she was an expert with a fillet knife.  She also liked turning heads in her daily driver, a 1972 SS Monte Carlo.

Maxine is survived by two sons, Larry (Walt) Coates of Interlochen, and Terry (Shelly Dayton) Coates of Alden; two sisters, Sharon Cozart, and Karen Willson; two grandchildren, Carley (Pete) Lortz, and Devin Dantè; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Coates; a son, Doug Coates; a brother, Ritchie Glazer; a sister, Joann Peplinske; and her parents, Adam and Florence Glazer.

No services are planned at this time.

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Arrangements have been handled by the Bellaire Chapel of Mortensen Funeral Homes.


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