Gerald "Coop" Cooper, 65, of Burlington, died at 9:07 AM Tuesday, November 22, 2016, at the Great River Medical Center in West Burlington.
Born July 30, 1951, in Burlington, he was the son of Gerald Keith Cooper and Shirley Ilene Sturms.
He graduated from Burlington High School in 1970.
Gerald worked for Cessford Construction for 40 years. He had also worked for Smith Auction Service.
He was a member of Sons of the American Veterans and the Burlington Gym. Gerald enjoyed working on old trucks and cars, woodworking, and attending auctions.
Survivors include his mother, Shirley Sturms; one brother; four sisters; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father and two brothers.
Cremation has been entrusted to the care of Prugh~Thielen Crematory.
The family to receive friends from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Prugh Thielen Funeral Home.
The memorial service for Mr. Cooper will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, November 29, 2016, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home with Reverend Dean Graber officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the VFW Post #10102.