Michael Cohen Obituary

Michael D. Cohen
Mike Cohen
Michael D. Cohen

January 1, 1956 - April 15, 2012
Resided in Battle Creek, MI
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Michael Douglas Cohen, 56, of Battle Creek died April 15, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospice Residence.

Mike was born January 1, 1956, to Alvin Bernard and Paula Iris (Roven) Cohen and was raised in Chicago and the surrounding areas. Being the middle sibling of three brothers made for some very fun stories that Mike liked to share. Mike graduated from Main East High School in Park Ridge, Illinois and from Iowa State University in 1978, where he lettered in basketball.

Team Alliance Plastics was founded by Mike in 2000, which he owned and operated with the same passion and determination that he displayed on the basketball court. In 2001, he moved his business to Battle Creek to be closer to his future bride.

Although a dedicated business man, Mike's true calling was to be a father. The light of his life was his son, Matthew Cohen. His face lit up when Matt walked into the room. When he married Beth in 2002, he was thrilled to complete his family with two daughters, Stephanie and Allison.

Coaching was an extension of Mike's desire to encourage and develop youth through the game of basketball. He was a mentor to many.
Aside from family, work and basketball, Mike enjoyed golf, boating, bike riding, his trips to Florida, and good conversation.

Mike was a member of Temple Beth-El in Battle Creek, the Battle Creek Country Club and the Iowa State University Alumni Association.

Mike is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Cohen of Battle Creek; son, Matthew Cohen of Battle Creek; daughters, Stephanie (Matthew) Fields of Battle Creek, Allison Cohen of Battle Creek and his favorite poodle, Rosie Cohen; brothers, Robert Cohen of Wadsworth, Ohio, Sheldon Cohen of Mt. Prospect, Illinois; nephews, Aaron Cohen, Ryan Cohen, Jacob Cohen, Benjamin Behnke, Vincent Behnke, David Behnke, and his aunt, Ricky Cohen of Wheeling, Illinois.

The family will receive friends from 4 until 7:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at Shaw Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the funeral home with Cantor Larry Charson officiating. Interment, Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family requests donations to Lifespan Good Samaritan Hospice Residence (166 E. Goodale Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49037-2728) or the American Brain Tumor Association (www.abta.org)

The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home.
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Shaw Funeral Home
Shaw Funeral Home, 2838 Capital Ave., SW
Battle Creek, MI US 49015
Shaw Funeral Home
2838 Capital Ave., SW
Battle Creek, MI US 49015
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Shaw Funeral Home
2838 Capital Ave., SW
Battle Creek, MI US 49015
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
11:00 AM
Memorial Park Cemetery
2435 W. Territorial
Battle Creek, MI US 49015
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
12:00 PM