Robert “Bob” Cooper, 1943-2018

Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte, is handling the arrangements for Robert “Bob” Charles Cooper, 75, of Union Mills, who passed away Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, at his home.

Bob was born in South Bend, IN, on April 25, 1943, to Max Robert and Marcia O. (Hendrickson) Cooper.

On March 26, 1976, in Mishawaka, IN, he married Karen Kammrath, who survives in Union Mills. 

Also surviving are his sons, Beau (Misty) Cooper of Oakdale, MN, and Zane (Lauren) Cooper of Plymouth, IN; daughters, Mackenzie (Derek) Wire of Indianapolis, IN, and Chelsea (George) Leedle of Antioch, IL; grandchildren, Tanner, Harper and Dawson Leedle, Birkley Cooper, Abram Cooper, and Finnegan Wire; brothers, Tom (Ann) Cooper of South Bend, IN, and Michael (Karen) Cooper of South Bend, IN; sister, Tami (Fred) Vest of Greenwood, IN; and 3 nephews, Corey, Justin and Nash Cooper.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter, Gillian KC Cooper.

Bob graduated from John Adams High School in South Bend. He worked for Torrington as a welder, Rotec Plastics constructing nuclear waste containers, and AM General as a millwright. He loved St. George Island, FL, and all animals, especially dogs.  He was a member of the Lions Club in Union Mills and a lifetime member of the NRA. He enjoyed cleaning and repairing guns, loading ammunition, working with his wife helping special-needs children, NASCAR, and sports. Most of all, he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, LaPorte. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the funeral home. A time of visitation will be held at the funeral home Wednesday, Aug. 15, from 4-7 p.m. (CT) and Thursday from 10 a.m. until the service.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Marshall County Relay for Life, or ASNCI-Camp Circle of Friends.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.cutlerfuneralhome.com.

13 Responses to “Robert “Bob” Cooper, 1943-2018”

  1. Melinda Sell

    Aug 06. 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss, Karen. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Melinda Sell

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  2. Corey Goers

    Aug 06. 2018

    Rita and I send our condolences to the entire Cooper Family. Thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  3. Jean Ann and Mark Cresse

    Aug 06. 2018

    Our condolences to the entire Cooper family. May Bob Rest In Peace

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  4. Melanie Osborn

    Aug 06. 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss. Bob was a wonderful caring man. He always had a smile on his face. We will be praying for you & your family. May God’s peace surround you during this time.
    Love,
    John & Melanie Osborn & family

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  5. Terry and Kathi Anserello

    Aug 06. 2018

    We are very sorry for your deep loss and hope and pray that in time the joyful memories of Bob will fill your hearts and lives.

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  6. Jude Sholtis

    Aug 06. 2018

    My sincere and deepest sympathy for the Cooper family. May God comfort you all during this most difficult time!

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  7. Anne Freitag Jones

    Aug 07. 2018

    Karen and Family.. Love and Prayers for The Cooper Family. May God Comfort and Keep You in His Loving Arms ❤❤

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  8. Lou and Carolyn Berzai

    Aug 07. 2018

    Deep sorrow for Karen and the Cooper family.
    Peace for Bob and the family.

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  9. Dave and Mary Horvath

    Aug 07. 2018

    Dear Cooper family,
    Please accept our sympathy at the loss of your husband and father. He is now at peace with Our Lord. Prayers for all!

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  10. Janet Kelly

    Aug 07. 2018

    Sending thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

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  11. Greg and Tammy Wright

    Aug 08. 2018

    Karen,
    sending prayers for the entire Cooper family, may Bob rest in peace and cherish all the good memories you’ve made with your loving family.

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  12. Kathy T

    Aug 08. 2018

    I’m sorry Karen–way too young!

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  13. Jayne Geslak

    Aug 08. 2018

    I am so sorry for your loss! Sending prayers for the entire family.

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