Ronald Vaden Cooper Sr.
July 10, 1948 – September 25, 2019
Ronald Vaden Cooper, Sr., entered into Heaven on September 25, 2019.
He was born on July 10, 1948 in Wichita, KS, where he grew up.
His cherished wife of 49 years, Pattie, who survives him in addition to family members; daughter Wendy Higinbotham of Edmond, OK; son Ron Cooper Jr. of Douglass, KS; sisters Beverly Harding of Wichita, Rosemary (Dave) Geering of Salina, KS; grandchildren Stephanie (Marshall) Bjelland, Shelby Karst, Cooper Higinbotham; great-granddaughter Aurelia Korte; and his beloved fur-babies.
Preceded in passing by his parents William and Mary Cooper; infant son Jodie Cooper; brothers Elgie Cooper and Steve Cooper; son-in-law Bill "Hig" Higinbotham.
Ron worked at Boeing as a draftsman for 24 years until he retired in 2002. Ron and Pattie moved their family to Douglass, KS in 1980. He enjoyed living in a small town where he was a Scoutmaster in the Boy Scouts of America for 8 years, and still kept in touch with his troop. In addition to scouting, he enjoyed many hobbies such as fishing and hunting (including rattlesnakes), playing his guitars, and photography.
Visitation will be Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at Lakeview beginning at 1 p.m., funeral service follows at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Ron's name to:
American Lung Association, Donations, P.O. Box 7000, Albert Lea, MN, 56007-8001.
- American Lung Association
- Visitation with Family Present Tuesday, October 1, 2019
- Funeral Service Tuesday, October 1, 2019