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George Cooper

September 14, 1943 — December 10, 2019

George "Coop" Cooper, 76, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Goodfield, IL, passed away at 2:22 p.m. on December 10, 2019 at Villas of Holly Brook in Bloomington after a long battle with Alzheimer's.

George was born on September 14, 1943 in St. Louis, MO to John H. and Glen Dean Thomas Cooper. George married JoAnn Daffara on April 1, 1967 in East Moline, IL. She survives.

George is survived by his son, Dan (Lori) Cooper of Poteet, TX; his daughter, Lori (Kevin) Hart of Goodfield; his brother, John Cooper of St. Louis; and his five grandchildren, Lauren, Haley, Kayla, Gracie, and Sara.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

George attended the University of Missouri at Rolla and graduated in 1966 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering.

He worked at Caterpillar as an Electronic Engineer for 33 years and retired in 2001.

George loved to work in the yard. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be missed by all that knew him. He loved to witness to people and pray with them.

George was a member of Days of Grace Fellowship Church in Morton where he was a Sunday School teacher and a Bible Study Leader.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Days of Grace Fellowship Church in Morton. Pastor Randy Hall will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday before the services at the church. Graveside services will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Olio Township Cemetery in Eureka. Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka is handling arrangements for the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Ste 800, Chicago, IL 60631 or Days of Grace Fellowship Church in Morton. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at argoruestmanharris.com

Visitation

DEC 14. 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)

Days of Grace Fellowship Church
273 East Queenwood Road
Morton, IL 61550

Funeral service

DEC 14. 11:00 AM (CST)

Days of Grace Fellowship Church
273 East Queenwood Road
Morton, IL 61550

Graveside services

DEC 14. 2:30 PM (CST)

Olio Township Cemetery
1015 S. Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530

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