Funeral services for Dorothy C. Cooper, age 97, of Milaca, will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the Milaca United Methodist Church with Rev. Joyce Slostad officiating. Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be held in the Forest Hill Cemetery.
Dorothy Cecelia Cooper was born to Christine (Rassmusen) and Chester Wunderlich on October 09, 1917 in Hannaford, North Dakota. She grew up in North Dakota and attended the North Dakota College of Science. She worked in Washington, D.C. in Civil Service. In 1946, she was united in marriage to Charles Samuel Cooper II, after he returned from Europe serving in WWII. In 1949, she and her husband moved to Milaca where they started a family, having two sons, Charles S. Cooper III and John M. Cooper. Her husband passed away in 1951, leaving Dorothy to raise her two young sons. Charles was the one and only love of her life.
From 1966 to 1986, Dorothy worked at the Milaca Area Hospital until her retirement. After retirement, she volunteered for thirty years. She enjoyed volunteering at the Milaca Elim Home and the senior dining site (where she played in the kitchen band), retired senior volunteer program, member and volunteer of the Milaca United Methodist Church, 410 Club, Milaca senior citizens activity club, the Milaca card club, and member and volunteer of American Legion Auxiliary.
Grandma D loved spending time with her four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Dorothy passed away Thursday, September 10, 2015.
She is survived by her two sons, Charles III (Yosiea) of Milaca and John of Mora; grandchildren, Cindy (Ryan) Olson of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Charles IV (Amee) Cooper of Milaca, Steven (Becky) Cooper of Milaca, and Colleen (Wade) Lance of Saint Stephen; great grandchildren, Mitchell, Riley, Charles V, Andy, Joey, Taylor, Addison, Jacob, and Luke; many other relatives and friends. Also, a special thank you to caregiver, Sherry Hatch, for her tender loving care.
Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Charles II; grandson, James Cooper; brother, Roy, and sister, Norma.