Saturday, October 10, 2020

 Vivian Copeland

     Vivian Copeland, 86, of Fowlerville, born January 27, 1934, daughter of Walter and Mae Gates, passed away October 2, 2020, to be with the rest of her family in heaven.   

    She was a homemaker, most of her time as a hardworking farm housewife.  She was married to Elton Copeland, who preceded her in death February 13, 2017.  Also, preceding her in death were Richard Gates (brother), Brian Copeland (son), Krista Konopaska (granddaughter), and Parker Wellinger (step grandchild).  

    Surviving family include her sister: Charlene Heard of Howell and children: Marshall Copeland of Fowlerville, Cheryl Sanchez of Perry, Teresa Slayden (Edward) of Fowlerville, and daughter-in-law Annette Copeland of Laingsburg.  Also surviving, are 7 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 10 ½ great grandchildren, and 6 step-great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

     Graveside services for her cremains will be held at Greenwood Cemetery, Fowlerville, on October 16th at 2:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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