Robert E. "Bob" Cooper

Robert E. "Bob" Cooper, 88,  December 23, 1931 - February 28, 2020, Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, February 28, 2020, at 2:30 pm in, Michigan City, Indiana.

A celebration of life will be held at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #23, 2301 Ohio St., Michigan City, IN at a later date. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery, Michigan City, IN. The Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana is handling arrangements.

He was born December 23, 1931 in Wallace, West Virginia to the late Eugene and Pauline (Cumberledge) Cooper. On October 11, 1951 in Wallace, West Virginia he married Phyllis M. (Webb) Cooper who preceded December 26, 2009.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy (Donald) Monchamp of Michigan City, IN, Mariann (Robert) Hall of Michiana Shores, IN and Arizona; seven grandchildren, Mark (Michelle) Sweeting of Valparaiso, IN, Matthew (Heather) Sweeting of La Porte, IN, Vicki (Kent) Ackles of Mesa, AZ, Jennifer Paolella of Mesa, AZ, Eric Cooper of Michigan City, IN, Barry (Isela) Cooper of Tuston, CA, Sereta McCaroll of Gatlinburg, TN; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Betty) Cooper of OH, Buddy (Joan) Cooper of Michigan City, IN; He was preceded in death by son, Robert "Butch" Cooper , Jr., and sister, Juanita Cooper.

Robert retired from Midwest Steel as a supervisor in 1987 after working there over 30 years. He served in the United States Army as a paratrooper during the Korean War and was a lifetime member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #23 in Michigan City. Robert enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, singing, and playing the guitar.

Contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans Chapter #23, 2301 Ohio St., Michigan City, IN 46360.

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