Michael Thomas Cohoon

September 3, 1959 ~ October 26, 2013


Michael T. Cohoon, 54, Brandon, died Saturday, October 26, 2013, from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident near St. Joseph, Missouri.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00pm, Thursday, October 31, 2013, at Heartland Funeral Home with Full Military Honors. Lee Green will officiate.

Michael Thomas Cohoon was born September 3, 1959, in San Antonio, TX, to Robert and Sherrille (Schaller) Cohoon. Michael lived in various places due to his parents’ military background. At other times, Michael lived with his grandparents in Bloomfield, NE. He graduated from Bloomfield High School and eventually Michael joined the US Army as a Military Police Officer. Prior to traveling the world, Michael had a son, Tony. Michael eventually met and married Karen Johnson through the military. They resided in Huntsville, amongst other places, before they both discharged. Karen relocated to Michigan with their kids, Amy and Cory. Soon after, Michael began driving over the road as a truck driver and met up again with them. They then returned to Bloomfield for a few years and then on to South Dakota. Michael was an Owner/Operator for Olander Trucking Company.

Michael loved his family deeply. He especially enjoyed time with his grandchildren, gaming on the computer, watching Nascar racing, drawing, or cooking and drinking coffee. In early years, Michael loved to bowl also.

Michael will be deeply missed by his wife, Karen; three children, Tony (Angie) Cohoon, Gretinger, IA, Amy (Josh) Fales, Brandon, and Cory Cohoon of Brandon; two grandchildren, Audrianna and Jayden; his father, Robert Cohoon, Oklahoma City, OK; and two brothers, Scott (Robin) Cohoon and Patrick (Karron) Cohoon, both of Sioux Falls; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Michael was preceded in death by his mother, and one sister, Sherry.

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  • Laurie Tolrud says:

    Please accept my heartfelt sympathies during this time – I feel so bad for you. I didn’t know Mike, but as a Daktronics employee I know he was here on Friday and picked up a load from us. Please know that all who work here in the Transportation Unit were stunned to hear of his passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Les and Patti Littlefield says:

    So very sorry to hear of Mikes passing My husband also drove for Olander tucking So sad when we lose a highway hero Heaven gained another angel for his highway in the sky

  • Denise Ennello says:

    I am very saddened to hear of Mike’s passing. I never knew untill today. 04/14/2016. This is horribly news, too not of know. I express my Deepest sympathy to his family. My heart hurts terribly. To lose a friend and not have known I called him several times and never even knew, and keep wondering and waiting to hear from him. Now I understand and its just so
    sad to know he passed iaway

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