THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Clifford R. Cosson
Issue Date: July 30, 2019
Clifford R. Cosson, 88 of Menominee, Mi., passed away Thursday, July 18, 2019 at Aurora Bay Area Medical Center.
Born Jan. 25, 1931 in Menominee, to the late Albert and Edith (Wozniak) Cosson, on Feb. 20, 1952, he was inducted into the United States Marine Corps where he served during the Korean War until an honorable discharge on June 5, 1953. On May 25, 1952, he married the former Joyce E. Johnson and she preceded him in death on Dec. 29, 2015.
He drove semi truck for many years, working for Northern Transportation, Gateway Transportation, Maislin Transportation and Yellow Freight System, where he retired from in 1995.
He was well known in sports in Menominee and served many years on the M&M Hornets board, Maroon Booster Club, Maroon Football "Chain Gang" and umpired baseball in the Home Talent League, Legion and Wishigan League.
A member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, he was also a Life Member of American Legion Post #146 of Menominee and AMVETS Post #6.
Survivors include two children, Rick (Cindy) Cosson of Milton, Fla. and Karen Dettman of Menominee, Mi.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret Lentz and a sister-in-law, Mary (Gary) Rivard.
Including his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and a brother.
Visitation was held at Cadieu Funeral Home in Menominee on Tuesday, July 23 from 3 p.m. until time of Military Rites at 6 p.m., conducted by American Legion Post 146, followed by a funeral service with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Menominee on Wednesday, July 24 at 9 a.m. with Military Rites conducted by the Military 20 Year Club.