Obituary – Craig Cooper

Last Updated on June 9th, 2018

Written by Paul Bomleny

Craig K. Cooper passed away on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in his home. He was born on May 25, 1940 in Joliet to Darwin G. and Frances M. Cooper. He married Susan Dean on June 23, 1961 in Tiskilwa. She survives along with 3 children: Tom (Sandy) Cooper of Evergreen, Colorado, Tamara Brown of Princeton, and Teresa (Doug) Colmone of Spring Valley. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, Chad (Mary) and Justin Brown, Toni and Dean Colmone, and Tyler and Kristen Cooper; and 2 great grandchildren Corbin and Evelyn Brown.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Rolfe Cooper and a sister Sandra Todd.

He had served in the United States Army from 1957 until 1961.

As per his request there will be no services. Cremation has been accorded and inurnment will be at a later date. Arrangements are through the Fiocchi-Jensen Funeral Home, Princeton. Private online condolences may be left for his family at

Memorials may be directed to a veteran’s organization of the donors choice, or Vitas Hospice.