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Raymond P. Cooper, 62, of Lincoln,
formerly of Lockport, died Monday, Nov. 23, 2009, at 6 a.m. at his
brother's home in Lincoln.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader
Funeral Home in Lincoln. His funeral will follow at 7 p.m., with the
Rev. Jeff Laible officiating.
Mr. Cooper retired from Stateville Correctional
Center in Lockport, where he worked from 1969 to
1999 as a supply supervisor.
He was born Nov. 29,
1946, in Decatur to Dudley and Severina Maria
Rodriquez Cooper. He married Vicki St. Clair in 1968
in Paris, Ill., and they were later divorced.
He is survived by one son, Chris (and Tammy)
Cooper of Shorewood; one daughter, Amy Cooper of
Joliet; one brother, Robert Cooper of Lincoln; and
two grandchildren, Jacob and Devyn Ward, both of
He was preceded in death by his wife Janet, his
parents and fiancee Marilyn Quinn.
He was of the Catholic faith.
He was a founding member of the 36th Illinois
Regiment and a member of the Illinois Police
Association, Masonic Lodge and Moose Lodge.
He was an avid bass fisherman and rifleman.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes
Association or American Kidney Foundation.
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