George M. Cope, 89, passed away at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the Community Hospital of Bremen.
He was born on July 25, 1930, in Templeton, to the late Mitchell Gilbert and Lydia Marie Cope. He has been a lifelong resident of Bremen. On July 15, 1952, in Fowler, George and Dorene R. Cope were united in marriage. Dorene preceded him in death on July 11, 2017. One daughter, Charlotte Judy; and three brothers: Marion, John and Lee Cope all preceded him in death.
He was a telegraph operator for the railroad for 15 years. He was the owner and operator of the Dairy Queen in Bremen for 12 years, and also owned Michiana Vault Company for six years. He was a faithful member of St. Dominic Catholic Church in Bremen. He served his country during the Korean War with the United States Army.
He is survived by his children: Greg (Faith) Cope, Bremen; George (Holly) Cope, Pierceton; Bruce Cope, Mishawaka; Diane (Matt) Mast, Milford; Mark (Lori) Cope, Bremen; and Denise (James) Lancaster, Bremen; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and one sister: Vera (Donald) Alexander, Columbus, Ohio.
A private military graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Bremen Cemetery. This service will only be for family. Friends have the opportunity to drive by the grave and express condolences to the family from their vehicle from 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. This is due to the coronavirus restrictions.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of George M. Cope may be donated to St. Dominic Catholic Church, 803 W. Bike St., Bremen, IN 46506.