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 Julia Pauline <I>Stavos</I> Cooper

Julia Pauline Stavos Cooper

Birth
Grant County, Minnesota, USA
Death 25 Feb 2008 (aged 90)
Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 49444664 · View Source
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Julia Cooper, age 90, a resident of Fergus Falls, died Monday, February 25, 2008, at the Pioneer Retirement Community, Fergus Falls.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 1, at Augustana Lutheran Church in Fergus Falls with Reverend Paul Hadland officiating. Interment was at Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls.

Julia was born October 5, 1917, in Grant County, the daughter of Harry and Lillie (Johnson) Stavos. She grew up with her brothers, sisters and parents on a farm and attended rural school through the 8th grade.

On September 27, 1941, she married Jacob Cooper at Ness Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake. In March of 1942, Jake entered the U.S. Army and Julia followed him as much as possible, until he was sent overseas. When he returned after 2 ½ years, they began farming near Kensington. They farmed until 1956 when they moved to California and spent one year there. They moved back to Fergus Falls and Julia worked at Thomas Nelson Atlas Co. and later worked at the Broen Memorial Home where she continued for 18 ½ years until her retirement.

She enjoyed working with the elderly and continued to volunteer after her retirement. Julia was an active member of the Augustana Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School and was active in the ELCA Circles, was a Bible Study leader and enjoyed quilting with the Augustana women's quilting group. She was also a member of an acting class and loved working outside with her flower garden.

Survivors include four sisters, Dorothy Skramsted of Fergus Falls, Blanche Goodwin of Hoffman, Lila Hutchings of Detroit Lakes, and Helen Mack of Park Rapids; a brother, Phillip Stavos of Becker; several godchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her beloved husband, Jacob, on May 18, 2002; her parents; two sisters; and two brothers.

Olson Funeral Home in Fergus Falls, MN was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary: Grant County Herald, Elbow Lake, MN


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  • Created by: ✿T Burt
  • Added: 8 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 49444664
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia Pauline Stavos Cooper (5 Oct 1917–25 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 49444664, citing Oak Grove Cemetery, Fergus Falls, Otter Tail County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by ✿T Burt (contributor 47009168) .