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William M. Cooper

Died: Tuesday, January 14, 2003
Age: 84
William M. Cooper, 84, Lake Geneva, formerly of Burlington, died Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2003, at Pinecrest of Lake Geneva.

He was born Sept. 15, 1918, in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Charles and Bessie Campbell Cooper.

He graduated from Steele High School, Dayton, Ohio, in 1936.

He married Cora Copas June 3, 1939, in Dayton. She died May 9, 2000.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U. S. Army as a sergeant with the Amphibious Tractor Battalion on Luzon and New Guinea in the South Pacific.

He had been a title officer with the Wisconsin Title Co., Elkhorn, for many years. He was a member and past president of the Walworth/Fontana Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. He was a former scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America. He was a member of the Wisconsin Board of Realtors, the Walworth County Board of Realtors and the Racine County Board of Realtors.

He is survived by a daughter, Brenda Larson, Racine. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Anne and Dolores; and five brothers, Earl, Arnold, David, Foster and Charlie.

Memorial services will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m., at the Haase-Derrick-Lockwood Funeral Home, Lake Geneva. Bernice Bassing, chaplain for the Visiting Nurse Association Hospice, will officiate. The family will receive visitors from noon until the time of service. The family suggested memorials to V. N. A. Hospice, Lake Geneva Chapter.

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