Date of Death:  August 30, 2022

Service Details

The family will receive friends who wish to pay their respects on Sept. 8, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers. With a private family ceremony at Riverside Cemetery following.

Obituary Notice

Carol Cooper, 73, of Three Rivers, MI passed away on August 30, 2022 surrounded by loving family at South Bend Memorial Hospital after a long journey with numerous health issues.

Carol was born November 4, 1948 in Three Rivers, MI the daughter of Donald Smallcombe and Virginia (Newell) Jacobowitz.

From the beginning, Carol lived life to the fullest. She spent summers on her beloved Corey Lake at the family cottage while growing up in Three Rivers and later in life at Sand Lake in Nottawa. Her love of all things water was evident in her waterskiing and boating passion until late in her life. She had a deep love of animals and owned countless horses, cats and dogs throughout her life. But her biggest mark on all those who knew her, was her love of family. And if you were her friend, you were her family. She leaves behind a legacy of good times and great memories to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

Remaining to cherish Carol’s memory are her daughter, Jennifer Koski, her son, Mike (Shannon) Farkas; grandson, Carson Farkas, granddaughter, Cameron Farkas; her mother, Virginia (Newell) Jacobowitz; brothers, Steve (RoseMarie) Smallcombe and David (Kimberly) Smallcombe; nephew, Nate (Karen) Smallcombe; nieces, Sarah (Jeremy) Meyers, Anna (Greg) Houser, & Abby (Adam) Gasper; and many great nieces and nephews; cousins and countless other friends and family.

Preceding Carol in death is her father, Donald Smallcombe.

Additional Information

Donations in Carol’s memory may be directed to Animal Rescue Fund of St. Joseph County (ARF), Three Rivers Promise, or the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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