Rod Cooper

Rod Cooper, 72, of Ismay passed away Feb. 7, 2014, at RiverStone Hospice House in Billings.

 

 

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Posted February 14, 2014

Rod Cooper, 72, of Ismay passed away Feb. 7, 2014, at RiverStone Hospice House in Billings.

Rod was born Apr. 10, 1941, in Baker, the son of Roy Allen and Lela Ruth (Houzvicka) Cooper. Except for the past few months at RiverStone Hospice House in Billings, he lived and ranched in Fallon County his entire life.

Rod was baptized Jan. 20, 1942, in the Congregational Christian Church in Baker. He attended Sunday school and church from 1951 to 1955 at the Congregational Christian Church in Plevna.

After a few years of homeschooling, Rod attended grade school at Dry Fork District No. 33 and graduated from Baker High School in 1958.

After high school, Rod stayed on the ranch to help his parents. His father passed away in 1976. After his uncle Charles (Charlie) died in 1983, he also helped Aunt Lottie – and later when she became ill, he took her into his home and cared for her until she passed away in 1997. He cared for his mother after she got sick until she passed away in 2006. He liked helping older neighbors when they needed assistance.

Rod was preceded in death by Roy Al and Lela R. Cooper, parents; John F. (Fred) and Mary M. Houzvicka, uncle and aunt; and Charles W. and Lottie V. Houzvicka, uncle and aunt.

He is survived by cousins, Donald Lee of Medford, NJ; Fred C. Houzvicka of Ismay; Bonita F. Schmitz of La Crescenta, Calif.; Mary Applegate of Salt Lake City, Utah; Leonard E. Wostrel of Creighton, Neb.; (Stanley) Dale Wostrel of Lincoln, Neb.; Linda F. Wostrel of Omaha, Neb.; Terry L. Wostrel of Denver, Colo.; and Beulah M. Garhart of York, Neb.; as well as a host of neighbors and friends.

Funeral services were held Feb. 11, 2014 at Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home in Miles City. Interment was in the Custer County Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to RiverStone Hospice House in Billings, or to the hospice of your choice. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting: www.stevensonandsonsfuneralhome.com.

      



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