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Robert Eugene Cooper (1923-2010)


Posted By: Nevada Journal
Date: 7/13/2010 at 01:11:10

THE NEVADA JOURNAL, Nevada, Story County, Iowa, Thursday, July 8, 2010.

Robert Eugene Cooper, age 87, formerly of Nevada, died on Monday, June 28, 2010 and G. Maxine Cooper, age 88, passed away on Friday, July 2, 2010, both at Bethany Manor in Story City. A joint memorial mass was held on Tuesday, July 6 at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 1110 11th Street in Nevada. Burial of the cremains followed in the St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery.

Bob was born on February 12, 1923 in Colo, IA to Ralph Sidney and Pearl Hannah (Warren) Cooper. He was a Milford Township High School graduate. Bob was a dedicated farmer his entire life and also worked at NADC in Ames. Retirement was enjoyed with his passion for woodworking, auctions, and the cabin at the lake.

Maxine was born on June 1, 1922 in Nevada to Keneal and Gertrude (Ackerman) Swenson. She graduated from Nevada High School. Maxine was a loving and devoted wife and mother. She was an active 4-H leader of the Milford Merry Maids and St. Patrick’s Study Club. Maxine retired from R.H. Donnelley Corporation in Nevada.

On February 17, 1942, Bob and Maxine wed at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Nevada, where they remained lifelong devoted members. They were blessed with 4 children, baby Patricia Ann, James, Sydney and Monica. Maxine and Robert were blessed with so many friends and maintained an active life, including two card clubs, with years of wonderful memories.

Those remaining to cherish their memory are one son, James R. (Donna Ambrose) Cooper of London, OH; two daughters, Sydney K. Hartman of Story City and Monica L. (Darren) Winkowitsch of Cedar Falls; 8 grandchildren Daniel (Susan) Cooper, Michael (Susan) Cooper, Mollie (James) Venglar, Stephanie (Dale) Hadsall, Joy (Tim) Weatherman, Andy (Dennetta) Groomes, Robby Groomes, and K.C. Groomes; and 11 great grandchildren Trent, Tanner, and Jenna Weatherman, Drew, Noah, and Frances Hadsall, Colin and MacKenzie Cooper, Emily Venglar, and Ben and Simon Cooper; Bob also leaves a sister, Joan (Kermit) Lenning of Nevada.

Bob and Maxine were preceded in death by their parents and an infant daughter, Patricia Ann “Patty”. Bob now joins his two sisters, Maxine (Virgil) Brooks and Marjorie (Dale) Prescott. Maxine was preceded in death by a brother Keneal (Eve) Swenson on June 23, 2010 and a sister Berneal (Weldon) McKim.

A memorial fund has been established in Bob and Maxine’s name.

Chet Ryan Mortuary in Nevada was entrusted with the care of Bob and Maxine and their family.


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