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“My Dad Edward (Harold's cousin) always talked of the good ole days they shared together. They frequently talked by phone prior to his passing. Dad...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Edward Cosgrove - South Haven, MI

“We are so sad to hear of Harold passingI loved visiting with him with my dad of course the conversation always turned to tractors We had great times...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Deeon and Etta Marr - Zeeland, MI

“Margaret I'm so sorry to hear of Harold's passing. Being my bus driver way back when he first started driving at Harper Creek, he always remembered...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Kaye Schragg - Battle Creek, MI

“I'll always miss my father.We have many good memories of times past ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Rod Cosgrove - Long Beach, CA

“I remember Harold from family visits. His mother was a Marr. My grandmother was Millie Marr (Adkin) my mother is MaryAnn (Adkin) Schlack and has fond...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Dian Liepe - Pullman, MI - Family

“In loving memory of our brother in law Harold. We shared lots of good memories and good times when we were younger. Flea markets, dances, food and...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Donald Ludlow - Battle Creek, MI

“My condolences to the Cosgrove Family. Bumped in to Don at the hardware store owned by Andy Askler Wednesday--first time I had seen Don since 1980...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Robert Hart - Friend

“Harold was just the sweetest man. I am so glad that he met and married you Margaret. You were perfect for each other, you loved doing the same things...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Bobbi Forsythe - THE VILLAGES, FL

“I dearly love Harold he was my bus driver and then I became a driver and I worked with him,what and awesome guy to work with be part of his life ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Norma Krutsch - Battle Creek, MI

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Harold K. Cosgrove, 89, of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully at Bronson Battle Creek on Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Harold was born August 28, 1932 in South Haven, Michigan the son of Floyd and Lillian Thursa (Marr) Cosgrove. As a child, he moved to Battle Creek with his family from Allegan. Harold attended Southeastern Junior High and then during his senior year was drafted into the U.S. Army. During his two years in the U.S. Army, Harold served overseas in the Korean War, prior to his honorable discharge. After the service, he received his diploma from Battle Creek Central High School. He was employed from 1959-1986 for Harper Creek School; District, first as a bus driver, which he continued to fill in as needed; and retired as the Head Diesel Mechanic.

He was formerly married to Darlene Broughton. Harold married Margaret Ellen (Ludlow) Simpson on March 28, 1992. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; children, Rod (Sheila) Cosgrove of Long Beach, CA, Sherrie Carnell of Battle Creek, Donald (Karla) Cosgrove of Winona Lake, MN; a stepson, Robert M. (Donna) Simpson of Big Lake, MN; eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and several cousins and their families. Harold was preceded in death by two infant sons; his parents; and two brothers, Wilbur and Gerry Cosgrove.

Harold loved dancing and traveling with Margaret. Harold grew up on a farm and he enjoyed going to tractor shows and rebuilding tractors. He drove his tractors in the Annual Urbandale Parade. Harold will be remembered as being friendly to all and for being the loving caring and just the "best guy".

Friends will be received 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Friday, November 5, 2021 at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. A funeral service will be officiated by Pastor John R. Fulton 1:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 105 Capital Avenue N.E., Battle Creek, MI 49017. The service will be live-streamed and may be viewed by visiting: or the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care Facebook Page.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Margaret. Personal messages for the family may be placed at