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Gordon W. Cooper

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Gordon W. Cooper

Aledo - Gordon W. Cooper, 90, of Aledo, IL died Tuesday, January 25, 2022 at home. Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday, January 31, 2022 at the Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Aledo Cemetery where military rites will be conducted. Visitation is 2-6 p.m. Sunday at Fippinger's. Memorials may be left to the First Baptist Church in Aledo or the Mercer County VFW Post 1571. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.

He was born July 17, 1931 in Quincy, IL to Rayburn and Lola Burk Cooper. Gordon graduated from Aledo High School in 1950. On September 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Dorothy I Williams in Aledo. She died in 2009.

Gordon was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving in the Korean War. He obtained the rank of staff sergeant, specializing in jet mechanics.

He was employed as operations manager at Mer-Roc FS in Aledo. His memberships include the First Baptist Church in Aledo, Mercer County VFW Post 1571 and the McDonalds morning coffee group.

Gordon had a passion for hard work at FS and the family farms. He was an avid sports fan. Gordon loved hunting, fishing, gardening and canning. Most of all, he loved his family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Brent) Peterson of New Windsor; 3 sons, Dave (Sally) Cooper of Viola; Dennis (Barb) Cooper of Orion; Dana Cooper of Muscatine, Iowa; 10 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 1 sister, Dorothy (Glen) Bennett of Aledo; special friend, Cherie Tracy and her family of Aledo; several nieces and nephews.

His parents, wife, one infant daughter, Deena Marie and one sister, Patty preceded him in death.

Posted online on January 26, 2022

Published in Aledo Times Record