Jack Cooper

Jack Cooper, 79, of Allison, Iowa, passed away Thursday, September 23, 2021, at his home in Allison.

Jack was born Marvin John Cooper on June 23, 1942, in Marshalltown, to Allen B. and Betty Jean (Foss) Cooper. He graduated from Allison-Bristow High School, class of 1960.

Jack was united in marriage to Carolyn Yvonne Wessels on April 12, 1962, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. To this union three children were born: Brad, Tammy and Debra.

Jack was a longtime owner of Cooper Motors in Allison, taking over the family business in the early 1960's before passing it on to his son Brad and grandson Brett.

As an active member of the Allison community, Jack served as mayor, city council member and volunteer fireman. He was also a member of the Commercial Club and the Iowa Auto Dealers Association. Jack was instrumental in the organization and development of Wilder Park. He enjoyed reading, puzzles, fishing and spending time with his family.

Jack is survived by his wife Carolyn Cooper, children Brad (Sandy) Cooper, Tammy (Tim) Johnson and Debra Decker, grandchildren Brett (Jodee), Bethany (Shane), Allison, Wes, Ben (Dakota), Abby, and Leah (Ben), and great-grandchildren Brooks and Elliott. He is also survived by his brothers Steve (Suzanne) Cooper and Hugh (Barb) Cooper, brother-in-law Gerald (Karen) Wessels, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Rudy and Gertrude Wessels, along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 27, 2021, at Trinity Reformed Church in Allison, with burial in the Allison Cemetery. Visitation was held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, September 26, 2021, at Trinity Reformed Church in Allison.

The Sietsema Vogel Funeral Home of Allison cared for Jack and his family.


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