Doris Cooper, 1924-2015

Published 9:00 am Sunday, April 5, 2015

Doris Elaine Cooper, 90, of Kensett died Thursday, April 2, 2015, at Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood.

Doris Cooper

Doris Cooper

A funeral service for Doris will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at Bethany Lutheran Church, 600 Fifth St. in Kensett, with the Rev. Tom Martin officiating. Burial will be in Kensett Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Those wishing to give a memorial in her memory may wish to consider contributions to Lutheran Retirement Home in Northwood or to Bethany Lutheran Church in Kensett. Conner Colonial Chapel, 1008 First Ave. S. in Northwood, is in charge of the arrangements.

Doris Elaine Cooper was born Sept. 26, 1924, in rural Kensett, the daughter of Elmer and Nellie (Medlang) Peterson. She was baptized and reaffirmed the faith of her baptism through confirmation at Elk Creek Lutheran Church in rural Kensett. Doris attended rural grade school in Brookfield Township and graduated from Kensett High School in 1942.

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She was united in marriage to Warren Cooper April 23, 1943, and to this marriage a son was born, Michael. After their marriage together they farmed all their life in Worth County. Doris also was a Fuller Brush salesperson for many years.

Doris enjoyed golfing and traveling with her husband, Warren, across the United States, Alaska and Norway. She and Warren also enjoyed playing cards.

She was a member of Rice Lake Country Club in Lake Mills and the Sons of Norway.

Doris was very active and a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, the church circle and also held various offices in the womens group at the church.

Those left to cherish her memory are her grandchildren Stacy (Mark) Davidson of Northwood and Eric (Theresa) Cooper of Kensett; her great-grandchildren Preston (Marianne) Davidson of Urbandale, Trevor Davidson and fiance, Logan Jackley, of Northwood and Warren Cooper of Kensett; great-great-grandson, Julien Cooper Davidson; daughter-in-law, Dianne Cooper, of Kensett; sister-in-law, Lois Cooper, of Lime Springs, Iowa; as well as many extended family members and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents Elmer and Nellie Peterson; her husband, Warren Cooper; son, Michael Cooper; siblings Irene Overland, Nora Mammen, Elsie Whittaker and Conrad Peterson; special friend, Fran Hess; and many brothers and sisters-in-law.