Kaul Funeral Home


Mike Cote

March 14, 1952October 17, 2020

Grant "Mike" Cote, age 68 passed away October 17, 2020. Beloved son of Rosalie and the late Grant. Loving brother of Mark (Sue), Karen Carpenter, Jane and Joyce (Mark) Fett. Mike is survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and many friends.

Mike loved to surround himself with his friends and family. He also enjoyed gardening and fishing. All those who had the privilege of meeting Mike will miss him dearly.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Please share a memory of Mike in his online guest book.



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Steve Lloyd

October 26, 2020

Captain Cote, To a real original person; kind, loving, caring, funny and one of a kind. I talked to him about once a week. We are good friends and I love him for the wonderful person that he is and always will be in my heart. Take care buddy, save me a seat next to you at the big guy’s table because for sure that’s where you’re going to be!! Steve Lloyd

Larry Wolfe

October 25, 2020

Rest in Peace Mike,
Truly a good friend for so many years,
you will be missed, but not forgotten...
Thanks for the memories

Larry & Tina Wolfe

Karen Carpenter

October 24, 2020

Mike was mom's first born and favorite (although she didn't say that out loud too often) lol. We knew it and Mike knew it. Mom loved going over to Mike's house years ago, putzing around, cleaning and just hanging out. Glad Mike and mom were able to see each other a few weeks ago. There are no words for the sadness.

Mike - love you always! Miss your laugh and the many unintentional phone messages you left me.

Wanted to share a photo of a very young Mike. His love for gardening/landscaping started at an early age.

Mark Cote

October 23, 2020

To my brother Mike,

I will truly miss you. To Mike's friends and family, Mike will be coming to our home in Roscommon, MI, where he can rest in peace. We will be back in early summer to celebrate his life.

Thank-you for your thoughts and memories, Mike loved you all

Jane Cote

October 22, 2020

Thank you everyone for sharing your memories with us it means so much. Michael was loved by so many. Living in Florida I miss my family every day and have missed so much over the years. It’s very hard not to be able to have a proper send off now and be able to celebrate his life.

Michael I love you so much and will miss you forever. XOXO!

Al Wolfe

October 22, 2020

Such sad news Mike was loved by so many, there is only one Cote. So nice reading all these stories of Cote in everyone's life. Can't remember the first time we meet It may of been with the Harley's back in the early 70's or before while visiting Don across the street. But I will never forget Cote,, loved that guy.
Had a lot of fun on the Harley's. Getting together in the back room of Sammy's with the Old Man, another one of a kind. Mike at Sabbys making those great burgers. Since the early 80's it's his MCA landscaping that has kept us in touch. Mike was an artist at his trade.
People today even comment on my landscaping and how nice it is. Mike did a lot of work in our subdivision for many years designing our entrances, building a bridge through our wetlands and defining our path through the woods. Planting our flowers every year he loved doing the work and called our subdivision his own. Mike would come over in the morning with an old coffee cup in his hands. I would ask him if he wanted a refill. In his jovial voice he would say oh no it is perfect. It took me many years to realize there never was any coffee in that cup. Cote you will be missed dearly. Going to miss those calls on the holidays from you. R.I.P my friend. Carol and I will really miss you.

Jimmy Wysocki

October 22, 2020

Goodbye my good friend, you will be missed but never forgotten! Thanks for all the good times we had at Sabby's even when I had to watch all the Frank Zappa videos with you. Thanks for all the BS sessions we had in the garage while sharing a few beers and telling each other stories. And thanks for all the tomatoes you brought over every week over the years. I'm sure you already cracked open a bottle with Jerry so until we meet again, save me a seat.

Mike Mazzola

October 21, 2020

Just want to express my love for Cote he will be missed so bad
He was my oldest and one of my dearest friends , we were actually blood brothers i had cut myself accidentally and said hey Cote lets be blood brothers we talked about it so not to keen on the idea he pricked him self and we fused our blood for life
There was only 1 Cote never be a person who could ever take his place or his personally
He had more friends then anyone i know
I will never ever forget him God bless you Cote hope to see you soon
Mike Mazzola

Don Mazzola

October 21, 2020

Mike was my neighbor growing up. His family lived behind us and I was about 10 years old and Mike was my brothers age 4 years younger. My brother Mike and Mike Cote became Best friends. Their friendship lasted their entire lives. I got to know Mike when I rented a room from him on Violet street for a few months. I'll never forget his aquarium filled with Piranhas and how he loved feeding and watching them eat in frenzy. I never was late with the rent.
He was always a happy guy and enjoyed his friends from old days. He could be quiet and fun but also obnoxious but that's who he was and we all loved him for who he was.
Eventually he moved in with me and my brother and wanted to stay in the basement where he enjoyed old TV shows especially "Leave it to Beaver".
He was a person you could depend on and loved his work. He put in a lawn for me a few years ago and it is still the best lawn on the block. My dad is looking down with a smile on his face. He loved good looking lawns too. In fact Cote called me about a week ago and he complimented on how good the lawn looked. I said your the one who put it in and I thank you. We had a great talk and he said he was coming over to show me how to trim the tree that he planted. I'll miss him dearly. Give a hug to my Dad for me, Cote, he is waiting for.

pam melvin

October 21, 2020

Oh, my sweet Mike, you will be missed for sure. I love you so much. I know your dad and my dad and Aunt Ethel and Larry are all-embracing you right now. I will see you again my cuz. I will always cherish the Angel you gave me.


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