Hamilton County


Allen Richard Cooper




Allen Richard Cooper was born Dec. 15, 1919 to Horace Chester and Bessie Edith Nicholson Cooper. He died Apr. 9, 1968 and is buried in Graceland Cemetery, Webster City, IA.

Source: ancestry.com

A. R. Cooper Dies at 48

Allen R. Cooper, 48, of Blairsburg, a lifelong resident of Hamilton county, died Tuesday evening at the Veterans hospital in Des Moines. He had been in ill health for several years.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the St. Paul’s Lutheran church with the Rev. Arthur Oswald officiating and with burial in Graceland cemetery. Military services will be held at graveside, with the Eldora VFW post in charge. The body will lie in state at the Foster Funeral home until 10 a.m. Saturday when it will be taken to the church.

Allen Richard Cooper, son of H. C. and Bessie Cooper was born Dec. 15, 1919, on a farm northeast of Webster City and was educated in the Webster City schools.

He entered the U.S. Army in September, 1941, and served during World War II, being located in the Panama zone. Following his discharge in 1945, he returned to the Webster City area.

He was united in marriage June 24, 1951, to Dorothy Kramer, and Mr. and Mrs. Cooper farmed in the Webster City, Blairsburg and Williams communities, moving into Blairsburg two years ago.

He is survived by his wife, three brothers and four sisters, Clare Cooper of Clarion, Carl Cooper and Paul Cooper, both of Webster City, Mrs. John (Louise) Pedigo, Cedar Lake, Inc., Mrs. Emile (Margaret) De St. Aubin of Hammond, Ind., Mrs. Hector (Helen) Butler, Blairsburg and Mrs. Marian Ferguson, Webster City, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Cooper was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran church.

He was a member of Roll-Harless Post 3974 of the VFW in Eldora for which he was serving as commander at the time of his death. He had served on the Soil Conservation Service board in Hamilton county for several years.

Source: Daily Freeman Journal, Webster City, IA - Apr. 10, 1968