Robert W. Cooper, age 72 of Hamburg, IA passed away on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Robert William Cooper was born on January 12, 1950 in Nebraska City, NE; the son of Ted and Bonnie (Derby) Cooper. He grew up and attended school in Weeping Water, NE where he graduated in 1968.
On October 11, 1968, he was united in marriage to Vickie J. Morris in Weeping Water and to this union three children were born: Terry, Jody and Bobi.
Military service was a central part of Bob’s life. In 1972 he enlisted in the United States Air Force and served his country until his honorable discharge in 1978. Shortly after in 1979, he enlisted in the Army and served until his retirement in 1994.
After retiring from the military, Robert moved to Hamburg and worked as a mechanic for Hamburg Oil for many years. He loved hunting and fishing. Russ, Dean, Loretta and Jason were his fishing buddies. Robert liked Harley-Davidson Motorcycles and he could make some mean barbecue ribs.
He is survived by his children: Terry Cooper and significant other Asia Snow of Hamburg, Jody Voyles and husband James of Rock Port, MO and Bobi Rauch of Lawton, OK; ten grandchildren: Kelley (Travis), Samantha (Becca), Billy (Lauren), Joseph, Megen (Jonathon), Robert, Mellissa (Matt), Amber (Robert), Devon and Taryn; seven great-grandchildren; siblings: Twila West, Everett Cooper, Richard Cooper (Pam) and Sharon Thomson; other family and friends.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife Vickie Cooper on April 13, 2009; his parents, Ted and Bonnie Cooper, brothers-in-law: Mike West, Garry Morris and Jim Thomson and brothers: Dean Robinson and Russell Welch.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at the Rash-Gude Funeral Home in Hamburg, IA. Military Honors will be conducted prior to the visitation at the funeral home at 4:15 p.m. by the Hamburg American Legion Post. In honoring Bob, those attending are encouraged to wear blue jeans and t-shirts!!
Memorials may be given to the family or the Wounded Warrior Project.
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