Marvin R. Cooper
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Marvin R. Cooper
He was born Jan. 27, 1935, in Danville, a son of the late Alfred and Gertrude (Steffen) Cooper.
After Marvin's graduation, he served our country in the Air Force for seven years. He went on to served in the National Guard for 12 years, and also served in the Civil Air Patrol.
He worked for several companies in the area, including Roslyn Yarns, Fulmer Trucking, Kennedy Van Saun Corporation, and was an a rate mechanic at TRW for 38 years, before retiring in 1999.
Marvin was active in the community and was a lifetime member of the Danville American Legion Post 40, and held a membership at Friendship Fire Company. He was always proud of his trophy wins for soapbox derbies in his earlier years.
He is survived by his beloved friend, Dottie; two sons, Forrest Cooper and wife Donna of Danville, and Todd Cooper and wife Susan of Hettleville; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; his brothers, Jack Cooper and wife Barbara of Danville, Dave Cooper and partner Esther of Riverside, Blane Cooper and wife Joyce of Danville, and Joseph Cooper and wife Janice of Danville; his sisters, Sandra Troxell of Riverside, Joan and husband Richard Steinburg of Middleburg, and June and husband Edward Kreskie of Danville.
Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m., Tuesday at the Brady Funeral Home, 448 Church Street (formerly 320) in Danville, followed by the funeral at 11, with the Rev. Edmund Minnich officiating.
Burial will follow in Elan Memorial Park Cemetery in Lime Ridge, where military rites will be accorded by the American Legion Post 40 Honor Guard.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Brady Funeral Home of Danville. Please share message of sympathy at BradyFuneralHome.com.
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