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Ralph Cecil Cooper

Ralph Cecil Cooper

Ralph Cecil Cooper, age 75, was born on August 5, 1938, in Worthington, MN, the son of Cecil and Margaret (Fink) Cooper. He served in the United States Navy from 1960 to 1964, working in a supply unit. Ralph married Joyce Ann Ruppert on June 18, 1966, in Fulda, MN. He worked at Armours in Worthington until his retirement at the age of 62. Ralph enjoyed car shows, older vehicles, and driving around Worthington. He especially loved spending time with his grandchildren. Ralph died on Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Royal C. Johnson Veterans Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

Ralph is survived by his son, Kevin Cooper of Worthington, MN; two granddaughters, Alisha and Emma, and two sisters, Jean (James) Black of Worthington, MN, and Judy (Fred) Wietzema of Worthington, MN. He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce in 2010, his parents, and one brother, Jim Cooper.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Doug Roth officiating.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.