Larry Micheal Cooper, of North Branch, passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2019. He was 58 years old.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Mille Lacs Funeral Chapel on Friday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be a prayer service at 6 p.m.
Arrangements by Dresser Methven Funeral and Cremation Services.
Larry is survived by his his brother, Roy (Marsha) Cooper of Ogilvie; sister, Debra Montzka of Swanville; his nephew, Matthew (Kimberly) Cooper of Pine City; niece, Tory (Randy) Hayes of Swanville; great-nephew, Bryson Cooper of Pine City; and great nieces, Bailey and Darcey Hayes of Swanville.
He is preceded in death by his lifetime love, Rose Rekow in 2000; his mom, Tinsie Cooper in 2005; and his dad, Bob Cooper in 2012.
Larry was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to Robert and Tinsie Cooper. As an infant, he moved from Lilydale to Finland, Minnesota, where he graduated from William Kelley High School, in Silver Bay. Larry then moved out west where he worked on ranches in Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. He moved back to Minnesota and attended Staples Technical College where he received his degree as a machinist. He enjoyed making things work better.
The love of his life was his significant other, Rosalie Rekow, who sadly passed away in 2000.
Larry loved riding his motorcycles and horses. He loved anything to do with guns from finding to fixing and shooting. He was always willing to teach anyone anything he knew and enjoyed watching people grow and do better thanks to his help. Larry was also an avid BSer who always had time for a good, long conversation about anything and everything.