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Moores Ridge Celebration Center
Friday December 17th, 2021
4:00pm - 8:00pm

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Funeral Ceremony

Moores Ridge Celebration Center
Saturday December 18th, 2021

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Moores Ridge Cemetery
Saturday December 18th, 2021

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Michael Leroy Cooper

Michael Leroy Cooper, age 74, of French Lick, Indiana entered into his heavenly home on December 14th, 2021 at Springs Valley Meadows, French Lick, Indiana.

He was born in Washington, Indiana on January 13th, 1947 to Oliver and Violet (Dickey) Cooper.

Mike married Aletha Lewis on December 29th, 1968 and she survives.

He was preceded in death by his Parents and (1) Brother – Danny Wininger.

Mike was a 1966 graduate of Springs Valley High School, proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and a member of Moores Ridge United Methodist Church.

He was the Lead Mechanic for Texas Eastern Pipeline and retired after working for 34 years.

Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, painting, drawing, singing, song-writing, playing his guitar, chipping flint (knapping arrow heads),
and spending time with family.

Mike is survived by:

Wife - Aletha Cooper of French Lick, Indiana

(1) Son - Matt Cooper (Sheila) of French Lick, Indiana

(1) Daughter - Lisa Recker (Fred) of Jasper, Indiana

(1) Brother - Terry Cooper (Kris) of Petaluma, California

Mother-in-law - Nina Lewis of Paoli, Indiana

Aunt - Jane Cooper of French Lick, Indiana

(4) Grandchildren - Cole Cooper, Elizabeth Recker, Allie Cooper and Emily Recker

Mike was also survived by a host of loving family and friends.

A Funeral Ceremony will be conducted by Rev. Rodney Shelton and Rev. Doug Finney at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 18th, 2021 at the Moores Ridge Celebration Center with burial to follow in Moores Ridge Cemetery.

Visitation for friends will be held from 4:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, December 17th, 2021 at the Moores Ridge Celebration Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Moores Ridge Church for the music ministry,
5906 W. County Road 375 S., French Lick, IN 47432.

Due to the Coronavirus, we ask that all guests wear masks and practice social distancing (6 feet or more). Thank you for your cooperation.

Arrangements are in the care of Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home 9640 W. State Rd. 56 French Lick, In. 47432. Condolences may be made on our Facebook page at Brosmer-Kemple Funeral Home or our website –www.brosmer-kemplefuneralhome.com.

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Michael Cooper, please visit our flower store.


Many memories of the Cooper/Wineinger family as we were neighbors and class mates. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Jackie Necaise Sciarra Dec 24 2021 12:23 AM

To Aletha and family, I would like to offer my deepest sympathy for your loss, Mike was a very nice person and rest assured that he is in Gods care

Judy Crews Dec 21 2021 4:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Cooper

Eileen Teresa Penniman Dec 20 2021 7:42 AM

I am so sorry For or your loss. I have many memories of this sweet gentle soul and will always remember his music. Much love.

Vera Hall Dec 18 2021 12:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Cooper

Larry and Wanita McCracken Dec 18 2021 8:15 AM

Mike was a wonderful Christian man who loved the Lord. I always enjoyed Mike's guitar playing and singing solos at Moores Ridge Church. He will be greatly missed. My condolences to his wife and children and extended family. May our Lord comfort you in this time of grieving. God bless, Craig Main

Craig Main Dec 17 2021 8:53 PM

So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for your family.

Lisa Tincher Dec 17 2021 4:49 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Michael Cooper

Larry Hendrix and Rosemary Ashby. Dec 17 2021 9:34 AM

Aletha and Family: I had the privilege of working with Mike at Texas Eastern. That is where we became good friends. I always enloyed talking to Mike because he was a walking encyclopedia when it came to nature.
I express my condolences and wish the family the best.

Roger Fisher Dec 17 2021 8:27 AM

Dear Aletha, I know how much your heart aches at this time. Our only consolation at a time like this is knowing that Mike loved the Lord and is there with him now in all His glory. God bless you through these next weeks and may His peace fill you.

Pat Kirby Dec 16 2021 10:48 PM

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