Harley Cooper

March 23, 1934November 3, 2019

Visitation Wednesday November 6, 6pm-8pm, Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Funeral service Thursday, November 7, 10:30am, Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home. Interment Westlawn Hillcrest Funeral Home and Memorial Park.


  • Visitation Wednesday, November 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 7, 2019


Harley Cooper

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Nate Nordstrom

November 9, 2019

Coach Coop,

I'm so sorry I missed the opportunity to say goodbye. I have been trying to reach you by phone for several months as you've been on my mind. Didn't realize your chapter on earth was about to conclude. Haven't seen you in many years but will never forget your kind, wise, and dedicated approach to coaching me. I still remember some very specific things you told me to improve my form and run faster. Or the time you dubbed me "potato man" because I loved mashed potatoes so much. Will never forget your greatness.

Love from Minnesota,

Greg Wells family

November 7, 2019

Very saddened to hear of Harley’s passing. Dave and family in Topeka extend their sympathy. Dan and family of Kansas City.
Baseball was a sport we loved and were so glad to have had the chance to work with Harley. A truly unique person.
We are thinking of you,
Kay, Dave, Dan

Tonya Shanno (Rhedin)

November 7, 2019

Edie & family,

We are sorry for your loss. Sorry we missed the service. Mom (Patricia Rhedin) would of loved to have visited with you. Take care & God bless.
Tonya Shanno (Rhedin)

Ken and Bon Hatra

November 7, 2019

Harley and Edie Cooper are our friends and Harley will be missed by many. Harley's clinics always help our boxers and our fighters looked up to him he was an idol to them. Loved having Edie and Harley stay with us he was an inspiration to a lot of kids, going to miss that giant of a man.

Thomas Klein

November 6, 2019

Thoughts and prayers for Harley and the Cooper family. I met Harley while coaching for the Cornhusker Flyers Track Club. I always enjoyed coaching with Harley, and he was a great person to be around. Harley could be intense and had high expectations of himself, his family, the people he worked with, and the athletes he coached. That said, Harley was extremely positive and encouraging to the athletes he coached. I will miss Harley's sense of humor and his infectious laugh. I have always believed that the people you associate with either make you a better person or make you less than your best. I know that I am a better person for knowing Harley Cooper. It was my honor and privilege to call Harley a friend. Sadly, I say, it is not goodbye, but until we meet again. Job well done Harley Cooper.

Daniel Falcon

November 6, 2019

I can remember my memory of Harley Cooper during my time boxing in Omaha during the late 70's. He really had a great love of the sport of 🥊. Promoting amateur boxing in the local area was because of Harley. My talks with him and encouragement after a fight win or lose made me you feel good about yourself. You'll be miss Harley Rest in Peace my brother 🙏 God Bless

Sherry Mace

November 6, 2019

Harley was a wonderful man and a great brother-in-law. Very many fond memories. All of his family are in my thoughts and prayers.