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Mrs Avril E. <I>Hahn</I> Cooper

Mrs Avril E. Hahn Cooper

Birth
Oak Park, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 5 Apr 2010 (aged 86)
Coralville, Johnson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 51243288 · View Source
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Avril Cooper, 86, formerly of Barrington, IL, died Monday, April 5, 2010 at Windmill Manor in Coralville, IA. Avril chose cremation. A memorial service in celebration of her life was held Friday, April 9 at Lensing Funeral service in Iowa City. Burial will be at a later date in Arlington Cemetery in Elmhurst, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Iowa City Hospice. Avril was born December 19, 1923 in Oak Park, IL, the daughter of Albert and Katherine (Gastel) Hahn, SR. She held fond memories of growing up in Melrose Park, first living above her grandpa's shoe store. She enjoyed adventures to the family farm in Buckley, to Maxwell Street in Chicago, and taking the train downtown to see the Christmas lights at Marshall Field's and eating at Berghoff's. After graduation from high school she worked at the American Can Company Research Lab in Maywood. During World War II she served as a hostess at the Chicago Service Men's Center and her family often used their rations to serve home-cooked meals to visiting service men. Avril met Howard Jay Cooper while working at the can company and married him on April 25, 1959. When they moved to Barrington, Avril was active with the women's groups at Atonement Lutheran Church. She enjoyed sewing, knitting, and crafts. She will be remembered for her smile and giving nature. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Jo Cooper-Brown and her husband, Douglas Brown of Coralville; two grandsons, Christopher and William Brown, both of Coralville; niece Lisa (Hahn) O'Reilly and her husband Tim of Downer's Grove, IL; plus all of the friends who were like family to her. Avril was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother. If family would like to manage this memorial, send me a note and I will happily transfer management.


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  • Created by: ladywarrior
  • Added: 17 Apr 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 51243288
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Mrs Avril E. Hahn Cooper (19 Dec 1923–5 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 51243288, citing Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by ladywarrior (contributor 46804775) .