Duane L. Cooper
Duane L. Cooper, 85, St. Joseph, Missouri died Friday, May 24, 2013 at his home.
He was born January 27, 1928 to Clinton and Elsie Cooper in King City, Missouri.
He married Frieda Frank on February 14, 1957. She preceded him in death on April 21, 1996.
Duane retired from the United States Army as a Sergeant First Class. He proudly served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars and was a member of the United States Army Executive Flight Detachment. After his retirement from the Army, he worked for the City of St. Joseph as a Chief Master Mechanic for twenty years.
He spent lots of time with his grandkids and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was also preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Charles Cooper.
Survivors: children, Robert Frank (Susan), O’Fallon, Missouri, Annette Ross (John), N. Richland Hill, Texas, and Ellen Raines (Cecil), St. Joseph, Missouri; sister, Marcella Martin, St. Joseph, Missouri; brothers, Eugene Cooper, Stanberry, Missouri and Forrest Cooper, Albany, Missouri; three grandchildren, Chris Frank, Lisa Pearson (Kevin), and Clinton Ross; and several nieces and nephews.
Services: 12:00 Noon Tuesday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Interment Memorial Park Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. Monday, Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to the American Cancer Society. Online guest book and obituary at www.meierhoffer.com.