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Obituary ~ Ronald R. Cooper
October 14, 1934 ~ July 13, 2009

Leon Journal-Reporter
Leon, Decatur County, Iowa
July 22, 2009


COOPER, Ronald R., 74, of Leon, Iowa, died July 13, 2009 at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon. Ronald was cremated under the direction of Iowa Cremation of Ankeny, Iowa. There will be no formal service. Family service will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be given to Hospice of Central Iowa, Mount Ayr Division.


Ronald R. Cooper, son of Clarence Milton and Esther Mae [Wasson] Cooper, was born in Leon, Iowa on October 14, 1934 at his home and passed away on July 13, 2009 at Westview Acres Care Center in Leon.

Ronald was raised in Leon, and attended school in Leon. He started working at an early age for his dad and uncle, as a masonry worker, then road construction, Iowa Pack, and a machinist for industrial Hardfacing in Lamoni until health forces him to retire.

He married June Witt in 1975, and to this union there were two sons, Troy and Todd.

He is survived by his wife June; sons, Troy and Todd; three grandchildren, Hannah, Nicholas and Emmanuel; sisters, Darlene Greenland and Ila Black and one special cousin, Gene Cooper.

Ronald was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Dorothy Miller and Hazel Greenland.

He loved to fish and hunt.

Submission by Curtis, July 29, 2009