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Robert Cooper

PRINCETON — Robert D. Cooper, 91, of Princeton, formerly of Ottawa, died on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.

Mr. Cooper was born on Aug. 28, 1921, in Marseilles to David and Catherine (Denny) Cooper. He married Juanita Jeanne Armstrong on Dec. 24, 1947, at the home of her parents in Ottawa.

He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in the European Theater, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

He is survived by one daughter, Sheryl (Bob) Noel of Princeton; two grandchildren, Chris (Andrea) Noel and Jennifer (Matthew) Reckamp; and seven great-grandchildren, Laine and Kaden Noel, Morgan, Lauryn, Jack, Jessica and Matthew Reckamp.

He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 29, 2007; and one sister, Alice Hutchinson.

Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Oakwood Memorial Park in Ottawa with the Rev. George Woosnam, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Princeton, officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the Ottawa Veterans Memorial Group.

Visitation will be private.

Memorials may be made to the Tri-County Humane Society.

Arrangements are through the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa. The online guestbook may be viewed and remembrances shared at


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