In Loving Memory Of Louise Cooper
Anna "Louise" Cooper
Louise was born November 22, 1928, in Ottumwa, SD, to Wilhelm &
Florence Schreiber. While she was young, she lived with her family in
Ottumwa and Nemo. She finished through the 8th grade while attending
several country schools, including Crook City School and the Hathaway
School in Whitewood Valley. In 1944, she moved with her family to
Bremerton, WA, where she worked in the ship yards. They moved back
to Whitewood, to the farm in 1946.
On September 16, 1947, she married the love of her life, John E.
Cooper. They lived in Sturgis, Whitewood, and Milesville, and finally
settled in Whitewood in 1954.
Louise worked at a few small jobs before going to work at Ft. Meade,
in the kitchen and bakery. She worked there for 27 years, then retired to
do the things she loved to do. They included Bingo, camping with their
camping club, the Centennial Roamers, and doing several arts and craft
Anna "Louise" Cooper, 86 of Whitewood, SD, passed away on
Monday, April 13, 2015, at David M. Dorsett Healthcare Community in
Louise is survived by her husband of 67 years, John; four children,
Ken (Sharon) Cooper, Sturgis, SD, Bill (Roxie) Cooper, Whitewood, SD,
Sandy (Roger) Gillespie, Whitewood, SD, and Calvin (Carmen) Cooper,
Whitewood; two sisters, Johanna Turner, Colorado Springs, CO, and
Alice Yuill, LaGrange, WY; two brothers, Fred Schreiber, Pittsburg, TX,
and Charles Schreiber, Excelsior Springs, MO; 10 grandchildren; 16
great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and
She was preceded in death by her parents; 1 sister, Helen Crist, 2
granddaughters, Lori Natchke and Cody Cooper; and a grandson, Tige
A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Northern Hills.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.kinkadefunerals.com.
In Loving Memory Of
The family invites you to join them for fellowship and lunch at Hale Hall
in Whitewood immediately following the funeral service.
We thank you for your presence and condolences.
1928 ~ 2015
In Loving Memory Of
Anna Louise Cooper
November 22, 1928
Ottumwa, South Dakota
April 13, 2015
Spearfish, South Dakota
A Mother’s Farewell To Her Children
When I must leave you, for a little while,
Please do not grieve, and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years,
But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For I am waiting for you in the sky!
Saturday, April 18, 2015, at 11:00 a.m.
Kinkade Funeral Chapel
Chaplain Jerry Davidson
"Holes In The Floor Of Heaven"
"Beautiful Isle Of Somewhere"
"Mansion Over The Hilltop"