of Chelsea, Michigan, formerly of Ann Arbor, age 84, died Wednesday, September 29, 2021, at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor. He was born September 3, 1937, in Chicago, IL, the son of Charles Vernon & Eleanor (Woodbury) Corliss. Gregg attended Bloom Twp High School and graduated in 1955. He was a business major and obtained his bachelor's degree from Valparaiso University and his MBA degree from Northwestern University. He served in the US Army & the US Army Reserves. Gregg joined the Northern Illinois Gas Company, then in 1983 moved to Michigan Gas Utilities in Monroe. After corporate retirement, he taught marketing classes at Eastern Michigan University College of Business for 17 years. He was a part of the American Gas Association & several other utility associations.
of Chelsea, age 84, went to be with his Savior on Sept. 20, 2021, while at his home with his family by his side. He was born September 3, 1937, in Carleton, Michigan, the son of Edward Clark & Gladys J. (Bale) Cole. Don graduated from Carleton Airport High School in 1956. He served in the US Army from 1956 - 1958, and later attended Cleary College and Wayne State University. Before becoming a funeral director in 1974, Donald was employed at Tecumseh Products for 13 years. He and his wife Linda purchased Cole Funeral Chapel in 1977, and was dedicated to helping grieving families in Chelsea until his retirement in 1999. He continued to assist and advise at the funeral home until the end of his life.
Don has lived in Chelsea since 1977, moving from Tecumseh where he and Linda had resided since 1960. Over the years, Don & Linda attended Chelsea First United Methodist Church, Chelsea Free Methodist Church, and St. Paul United Church of Christ. Don was a distinguished Past President of the Chelsea Kiwanis Club, where he was awarded the Hixon Award; was Past President of District 2 of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association; and a board member of Faith in Action. Don has been a member of the Chelsea Seniors Computer Club, the Chelsea Hospital Auxiliary; and was a past board member of Chelsea Senior Citizens. He enjoyed restoring and showing old cars, including his two antique hearses and his 1967 Corvette, and was a former member of the Chelsea Classic Cruisers Car Club. Don’s greatest love was his wife Linda, his family, dear friends, and the many families he served.