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Geraldine “Gerry” F. Cooper Obituary
May 13, 2016

Everyone at Cowsmopolitan would like to extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to the family and friends of Geraldine “Gerry” Cooper of Moss Oak Holsteins in DeForest, WI, who left this earth on May 10th.

Gerry-CooperGeraldine (“Gerry”) F. Cooper, age 88, passed away, with her husband and son present, on Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at Waunakee Manor. She was born on June 18, 1927 to Louis and Frieda (Lintner) Sommer in the Town of Windsor. Gerry married Maurice Cooper on February 18, 1950 at Arlington United Methodist Church.

Gerry graduated from DeForest High School in 1945. She worked as a teletype operator for Western Union, belonged to the Merry-Maids Homemaker Club, was a Token Creek Lions Club Charter Member, a longtime 4-H Leader, and also known for her raised donuts, strong Christian faith, love of family, and service to the community. Gerry and Maurice were life-long Registered Holstein breeders that were well known and respected within the industry. They both received the Distinguished Holstein Senior Breeder Award, the Wisconsin Master Agriculturist Award, and belong to the Wisconsin Master Farmers Group.

She is survived by her husband; children, Bonnie Cooper of North York, Ontario, Canada, Donna (James) Humphreys of Clayton MO, Barbara (Roger) Sherman of Twin Lakes, William (Pamela) Cooper of DeForest, Raymond (Tracy) Cooper of Lakeville, MN, and David (Cindy) Cooper of Sun Prairie; grandchildren, Andi, Vicki (Kenny), Juli, Ami, Luke, Matthew, Rachel, Sarah, Cameron (Amy), Jordan, Austin, Morgan, and step-grandchildren: Kim (Steve), Lindsay and Michael (Megan); great-grandchild Abbigail; sister Betty Lou Smith; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Cooper and Helen Cooper. And an extended family including generations of many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; grandchild, Ashley Cooper; sister, Verna (Francis) Cooper; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Walter Cooper, Ruth Cooper, Alan Cooper, Francis Cooper, Lucile Cooper, Elizabeth (Edwin) Messmer and Merwyn Smith.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Sun Prairie United Methodist Church, 702 North St. in Sun Prairie, with Pastor Jenny Arneson presiding. A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, May 13 at Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home, 302 Columbus St., in Sun Prairie and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be at Sun Prairie City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wisconsin Junior Holstein Association.

Tuschen-Newcomer Funeral Home
Sun Prairie, WI 608-837-5400


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