Wednesday, January 12th, 2022
David P. Cooper, age 81, of New Bremen, Ohio, died at 8:12 AM on Sunday January 9, 2022 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima.
He was born on March 20, 1940 in Fryburg, Ohio to the late Orva & Nora (Reineke) Cooper. On May 10, 1968 he married Rosemary (Rosie) Albers Bergman at St. John Catholic Church, Fryburg and she survives in New Bremen.
He is also survived by brother Thomas & Lillian Cooper, Fryburg, in-laws: Dorothy Meyer, Sidney, Norma Gill, Wapakoneta, Diana & Bob Wyen, McCartyville, Betty & Gerald Kempfer, Botkins, Peg & Tim Simon, Houston, Delores Bergman, Lebanon, Elton "Butch" Bergman, Ft. Loramie, Jerry & Deb Bergman Rossburg, Linda & Jim Bergman, North Star, Theresa & Ken Westbay, Huntsville TX, Marlene & Bill Wilker, North Star.
He was preceded in death by brothers: Gary & Shirley Cooper, Col. Ted & Jean Cooper, parents -in-law Herman Sr. & Gertrude Albers, in-laws: Donald Albers, Herman Albers Jr. Robert Albers, Rita & Henry Seger, Martha & Elmer Wolters, Delores Albers, Alice & Orville Niekamp, Gene Gill, Eileen & Urban Meyer, James Meyer. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen.
He was a graduate of St. Joseph High School, Wapakoneta, class 1958. Employed at Superior Tube, Franklin Menges, and retired from Crown Equipment after 19 years. He served 2 years in the US Army stationed in Germany as a SPEC 4. He was a member the New Bremen Rod and Gun Club and the Minster Eagles. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid woodworker.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 AM on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, New Bremen. Burial will take place in St. Augustine Cemetery, Minster.
A Private Family viewing for immediate and extended families only will be held at 6:00 PM on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Minster and a public viewing will be held from 9 to 10 AM at Holy Redeemer Church on Saturday.
Condolences may be left at www.hogenkampfh.com.