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Obituary for Steven Edward "Steve" Cooper

Steven “Steve” Edward Cooper, 63, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at MercyOne Medical Center on Friday, June 26, 2020. Honoring his wishes, cremation rites have been accorded with no services taking place. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

Steve was born August 18, 1956 in Clinton, Iowa the son of Edward and Shirley (Murphy) Cooper. At age 18 Steve enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was assigned to the United States Naval Construction Battalions – Seabee.

Steve was united in marriage to Julie Haferbier on September 25, 1976 in Preston, Iowa.

Steve was a Carpenter by trade and for many years worked with his Dad at Cooper Construction, as well as, other Contractors in the local area.

Even in death Steve will touch others in need as he was a contributor to the Iowa Donor Network.

Steve loved music, working crossword puzzles and being outdoors, especially hiking. He loved going with his dad snowmobiling in Wisconsin. He was an excellent cook and loved barbequing. He also enjoyed finding new places to go out to eat. He took great pride in taking care of his car and lawn mower. Above all, he loved his family very mush and will be sadly missed.

Steve is survived by his wife – Julie of Clinton; two daughters – Angela “Angie” (Bob Fore) Cooper of Clinton and Jessica (Brian) Melvin of LeClaire, IA; his father – Ed Cooper of Camanche and one sister – Debra (Bill) Taplin of Clinton.

Preceding Steve in death were his mother – Shirley Cooper.

Memorials made can be directed to the family.