IOWA FALLS - Wayne Cooper, 84, of Iowa Falls, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota. A celebration of Wayne’s life was held Sunday, Feb. 10, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa Falls.
Wayne Emery Cooper was born Aug. 30, 1934, in Plymouth, Iowa, to Emery and Velma (Bartusek) Cooper. One of 13 children, Wayne grew up working with his family on the farm. He attended country school in Plymouth. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Korea. When he returned home, Wayne was united in marriage to Donna Quam on Sept. 4, 1955. They were blessed with four children, Sondra, Diane, Scott and Kelly.