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"Tonie" Evelyn M. Coolman
Date of Death: August, 13 2017

         "Tonie" Evelyn M. Coolman, 67, Gladstone, passed on Sunday, August 13, 2017, at her home with her family by her side after a short fight with lung cancer. She was born in Bridgeport, CT on July 13, 1950, daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Morse) Tallerdy. On September 1, 1973, after just 10 days of knowing each other, Tonie married Gary Coolman in Bridgeport, CT. They have celebrated 43 years of happiness and bliss.
          Tonie loved sitting outside playing games with her family. She also enjoyed playing bingo and listening to the bands play at Club 41 where she sat with friends and band members.
          Tonie is survived by her loving husband: Gary, and three children: Michael Backert, Billie (Mark) Hamilton and Shella (Wayne) Coolman, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews..
          She was preceded in death by her parents, her daughter: Laura Peterson and a granddaughter: Ava Backert.
          In keeping with Tonie's wishes, cremation will take place. Services celebrating her life will be held at the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Escanaba on Sunday August 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. A luncheon will follow services in the church fellowship hall.  
          Flowers or memorial donations may be sent to her family at, 7369 County 426 M.5 Road, Gladstone, MI 49837.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Coolman family.
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  • "I am a good friend of Michael Backert I would like to give you my condolences and tell you how truly sorry I am I hope this year gets better for you and your family God Bless you and your family"
    -Marie Palmatier

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