Amanda “Mandy” Cooper, age 89, of Beaver Dam, died Saturday, January 9, 2010 at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital.
Visitation for Amanda will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Tuesday, January 12, 2010 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM and at church on Wednesday from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Church-United Methodist in Beaver Dam on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 at 10:00 AM. Rev. Jeff Nicholas will officiate. Burial will follow in the East Lawn Cemetery in Alma Center on Wednesday at 3:00 PM.
The former Amanda R. Hove was born in the house she grew-up in on July 26, 1920 in Cannon Falls, Minnesota to the late Hans and Mabel (Sandee) Hove. At the age of 12, she moved out on her own and worked 6 days a week preparing meals for a thrashing crew and as a housekeeper. Later in her teen years, Mandy worked as a waitress. She always sent part of her wages home to her parents to help them with expenses. In June of 1948, she was united in marriage with Forrest “Bill” Cooper. They moved to Beaver Dam where Mandy worked at Bergemann Grocery Store and then Piggly Wiggly until she retired. She really didn”t care for retirement so she went back to work at the Fashion Bug in the mall and worked until she was almost 80 years old. Mandy also volunteered at the Beaver Dam Hospital. She was the type of person that always put other before herself. She would help her neighbors and she lived for her son, granddaughters and great grandchildren.
Survivors include her son, David (Carol) Cooper of Burnett; two granddaughters, Becky (Kent) Lange of Burnett and Katy (Brian) Drews of Waupun; six great grandchildren, Dawson and Brielle Drews, and Lydia, Kelvin, Kaleb, and Abram Lange; two sisters, Marcella (Roy) Hurlburt of Worthington, MN and Joanne (John) Bach of Bay City; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and seven brothers and sisters, Bob Henry Hove, Shirley Ramm, Doris Mohr, Myron Hove, Eldon Hove, Donald Hove, and Dorothy Hove.
The family suggests that memorials be made in Amanda Cooper”s name to Trinity Church-United Methodist, 308 Oneida Street, Beaver Dam,, WI 53916.
The Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam is caring for the family. To leave online condolences, for directions and other information, please visit our website at www.MurrayFH.com.
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010, 10:00am
East Lawn Cemetery-Alma Center