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History

History

Coats Funeral Home, was founded by Robert H. Coats in 1925 on Park side Avenue in Detroit, Michigan. It has been a trusted community resource and one of the oldest in the area. Today, Coats and their staff offer warm, compassionate and personalized funeral services in Waterford and Clarkston.

Humble Beginnings

In 1925 a Detroit house on Parkside Avenue near Fenkell represented the first Coats Funeral Home. In 1933 , Robert’s son Leonard joined the family business. In 1950, Leonard moved his family north to a small, rural community in Waterford/Drayton Plains where many Detroiters vacationed on nearby Lakes.  Leonard's son Robert M. (Bob) joined the family profession in 1958 and his daughters Heidi and Heather joined the business in 1987 and 1989 respectively.  In 2015 Coats Funeral Home was acquired by The Turowski family, another fourth generation funeral home.  The Coats family and staff have continued to serve families with warm, compassionate and personalized funeral services as they have always done and will continue to do.


The Coats Funeral Home building has been enlarged three times over the years. The second floor was the residence for 2 generations of Coats’ until Robert H.'s death in 1971, his wife Lena in 1990, along with son Leonard in 1980 and his wife Mabel in 2004. Following Mabel's death the funeral home was remodeled for its' third time, utilizing the entire building for business needs.


Coats Equals Strong Values

When Leonard’s son Bob married wife Lois, they strongly believed in taking care of family, friends and neighbors. As the third generation of Coats, Bob instilled these philosophies within his children and staff to provide the quality service that families have come to expect from Coats Funeral Home.

Thus, the Coats values come through within the people and processes at Coats Funeral Home. Staff members are carefully selected to possess the values of family, caring for others, and community. Processes are designed to serve you and your family in honoring your loved one.

Robert H. Coats

Robert H. Coats
(Founder)

Leonard Coats

Leonard Coats
(Opened Waterford Location)

Robert M. Coats

Robert M. Coats

Heather Coats Heidi Coats Frobel

Heather Coats
Heidi Coats Frobel

Todd Turowski

Todd Turowski



Expanding To Help More People And Communities

Coats Funeral Home opened an additional location in Clarkston in 2010. As a trusted resource in the Michigan community, we look forward to serving you. We invite you to contact us at Coats Funeral Home.

 

Coats Waterford | (248) 674-0461
3141 Sashabaw Road, Waterford, MI 48329

Coats Clarkston | (248) 620-4142
8909 Dixie Highway, Clarkston, MI 48348

 

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