Fern M. Cooper, 83 years, of Fremont, NE died Thursday, May 31, 2012 at Nye Pointe Health & Rehab Center in Fremont. She was born September 8, 1928 in Lyons, Nebraska to George and Marie(Swanson)Newill. She grew up in Fremont and then lived in Louisiana and California. She lived in various towns in Nebraska finally settling in Fremont in 1975. While in Fremont, she worked at the former Campbell’s Soup Company, Pendleton Woolen Mills and at Hammond Stephens Company.
Fern married George R. Cooper, Jr. on May 13, 1950 in Fremont, NE. George died November 29, 2004.
She is survived by sons& daughters-in-law, Gary & Kay Cooper of Fremont, Kevin & Cheryl Cooper of Churdan, Iowa, Doug Cooper and Ron & Paula Cooper all of Fremont; daughter & son-in-law, Connie & Terry House of Fremont; brothers & sisters-in-law, Rolland & Betty Newill, Mert & Joyce Newill, Larry & Diane Newill, Eddie & Jeannie Newill, Jim Newill & Cheryl Malina, Randy & Kathie Newill and Dave & Christy Newill all of Fremont; sisters & brothers-in-law, Naomi Marconett, Georgia & Harold Mueller, Sharon & Donald Henery, Betty & Keith Rasmussen and Janice & Leonard Sampson all of Fremont; 8 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; infant son, George Cooper, III; brother, Keith Newill; and sister, Diane Newill.
Funeral service, 10:30 AM, Monday, June 4th at Moser Memorial Chapel, Fremont, NE. The Rev. Michael McGregor of First United Methodist Church will officiate. Visitation is Sunday 2 PM to 8 PM with the family receiving friends on Sunday from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.; and visitation on Monday 1 hr prior to service all at the funeral home. Burial at Ridge Cemetery in Fremont. Memorials may be given to the American Cancer Society.