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Rene Cooper

January 7, 2020

Rene Cooper


Merrillville, IN

Formerly Des Plaines, IL


Rene Cooper, age 84, passed away peacefully on January 7, 2020. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Charles L. Cooper; beloved children: Randy (JoAnn) Cooper, Nancy (Gary) Harner, Karen (Mike) Okazaki and Kelly Cooper; cherished grandchildren: Angela, Mark, Kayla, Jenna, Daniel, Matthew, Jon, Ken, Jayson, Jeremy and Thomas; dear great grandchildren: Isabella, Jack and Nora.

She is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Preceded in death by her parents: Walter and Birdie Green; daughter, DeAnn Cooper; grandson, James Philips; sisters: Ethel White, Gladys Franklin and Lenita Battles.

Rene was born in Penelope, TX where she graduated from Penelope High School. She married the love of her life, Charles Cooper on 4/18/1953. Aside from being a devoted Pastor’s wife, she worked as a LPN in various nursing homes since 1977. Rene and Charles lived in many parts of the U.S. including Texas, Kansas, Oklahoma, Illinois and Indiana.

Rene will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 10, 2020, 12:00 p.m. at Calumet Park Funeral Chapel (7535 Taft ST., Merrillville, IN). Gary Harner and Don Taylor officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at noon. Please call 219-736-5840 for information.


Friday January 10, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410 VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128


Friday January 10, 2020
12:00 PM
Calumet Park Funeral Chapel

7535 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN 46410  VIEW MAP

T 219-736-5840
F 219-685-5128