Laura passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo. She was born July 26, 1926 in Christopher, Illinois, the daughter of Walter and Madge (Cavitt) Chrisman. Laura grew up in Southern Illinois and there met the love of her life John L. Coleman. They were married June 15, 1945 and moved to Michigan in 1964. For 15 years Laura had been a bookkeeper for Kal-Equip and retired as head of accounting. In 1980 they moved to Florida and after John's passing in 1994 Laura returned to Michigan in 2005. Laura was a hard worker both in her career and raising her family. She was soft spoken and strong willed. She was a member of the Does Club, president at Baraga Manor Social Club and was a den mother for cub scouts when her boys were young. Surviving are her children, Laura Christine Harper, John Alan (Deborah) Coleman, Sue (Ronald) Smilanich, Barton (Kimberly) Coleman and Roger Coleman; 17 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; brothers, Harold Dee and William Chrisman and son-in-law, Don Harper. Friends may visit with Laura's family from 3-5 PM, Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. A funeral service will take place at 10:00 A.M., Monday, March 15, 2020 at the Plainwell United Methodist Church with Pastor Kathy Brown officiating. Private family burial will take place at Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta. Contributions in memory of Laura may be made to the Plainwell United Methodist Church. Messages of condolence may be posted at WinkelFuneralHome.com.