Daryl Cooper

Daryl Cooper, 75, of Waukon was called home to the Lord November 8, 2023 at Garden View Place in Monona while surrounded by his loving family. A Celebration of Life will be held at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion in Waukon Saturday, November 25 from 3-7 p.m.  There will be a meal provided.

Daryl James Cooper was born January 1, 1948 in Monona, the son of Harmon and Marion (Henderson) Cooper. He attended country schools and graduated from Waukon High School. November 21, 1970, he married Inez Normann at First Presbyterian Church in Waukon. He worked for the State Highway Commission (DOT) for 33 years, serving as Supervisor for three counties during his last 16 years.

Family was very important to Daryl, he loved spending time with everyone, especially his grandchildren. He loved hunting, fishing in Canada, camping at Blackhawk Park in De Soto, WI, and Harley rides with his wife and friends. The longest trip was to Alaska, with Inez on the back of his bike and Leonard Bulman riding by their side. The three of them rode 3,500 miles in seven days to Anchorage, AK. Daryl also enjoyed going to South Dakota with Inez and the Bulmans, riding four wheelers and seeing the countryside.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Inez, of Waukon; his children, Nancy (Pat) Hart, Jim (Stacie) Cooper and Betsy (Joe) Teff; his eight grandchildren, Dylan Hart (Lilly Kossman), Sean Cooper (Macy Manning), Issac, Faith and Hannah Cooper, and Jacob, Joseph and  Bailey Teff; and his six siblings, Dorothy (Bob) Henning, Marlene Hartley, Vernon (Eileen) Cooper, Judy (Jerry) Sommer, Beverly (Tom) Leiran and Marlin Cooper.

Daryl was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Stanley and Virgil Cooper; and a brother-in-law, Don Hartley.

Urn bearers will be his children and their spouses, alongside his grandchildren. Honorary urn bearers are Leonard & Jackie Bulman, Rick & Sue Rissman, Mick Sweeney, Den & Nancy Sweeney, Reg Rissman, Lori Thies, Jim Normann, BJ Hoppersett, Pat & Patty O’Neill, Jeanine Cogdill, and Betty Plucker.