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Henry Coucke

August 15, 1935 September 28, 2019
Henry Coucke
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Henry R. Coucke died September 28, 2019 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor. He was 84 years old. Henry was born on August 15, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan to Ellen A. (nee Koenig) and Henry O. Coucke.

Henry graduated from St. Michael’s Elementary School and then U of D Jesuit High School in 1953. He received his Master’s degree in History from the University of Detroit Mercy. Henry taught for 5 years at St. Michaels in Southfield before moving to Holy Name School in Birmingham in 1965. He continued to teach and impact children at Holy Name for 40 years until his retirement. He was also an assistant coach for the Freshman and Varsity football teams at Brother Rice High School.

Henry loved his Irish heritage and studied Irish Step Dancing, Irish Music, and Irish History at the University of Dublin and Trinity College in Dublin. He enjoyed singing in the Michigan Opera Chorus and was active in the Village Players and St. Dunstan’s Theatre Groups.

Henry is survived by his wife, Mireille and brothers, Donald Coucke and Michael (Victoria Pittman) Coucke. He is also survived by his nieces, Karen Coucke and Christina Coucke-Garza.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church, 630 Harmon Street, Birmingham, Friday, October 4th at 10am. Friends may visit at church beginning at 9am. Burial will follow in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Southfield.


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