Darl L. Cooper

Darl L. Cooper

Darl L. Cooper of Plainwell, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, June 13, 2007 in Wayland. Mr. Cooper was born December 4, 1929 in Otsego to Leon and Louise (Katz) Cooper and was a lifelong resident of the area. Darl served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. For over 30 years he was employed as an electrician with Simpson Paper Co., which later was Weyerhaeuser, and retired from Plainwell Paper Co. He had been a member of the Moose Lodge, the Masons, the American Legion, the VFW, and the Elks Club. Darl loved watching NASCAR and football. In 1965, Darl married Dorothy Kodaba, who survives. Also surviving are five daughters, Cindy (Richard) Biscorner-Mead of Wayland, Deborah (Larry) Zellner of Indiana, Darla (Robert) Swanson of Dewitt, Sheila (Jerry) Thomas of Indiana and Judy (Mike) Chybik of Plainwell; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 step-children; several step-grandchildren; a sister, Wanda Cooper of Gun Lake; a brother, Ron Cooper; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his stepfather, Charles Eikemeyer; 2 brothers, Jack and Bob; and by his sister, Doris. Friends may meet the family from 4 to 6 P.M. Sunday June 17, 2007 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, MI

where services will be held at 11:30a.m. Monday June 18, 2007, Pastor Scott Otis officiating. Burial with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, will be at 1:30 P.M. Monday. Contributions in memory of Darl may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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