Robert "Bob" Cooper

Born: Tue., Jul. 24, 1951
Died: Tue., Apr. 2, 2019

Gathering of Family and Friends

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., May 04, 2019
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Robert “Bob” Cooper, 67, of Marshall, MO, and formerly of Pittsfield, IL died at home on April 2, 2019.  He was born in Pittsfield, IL, to Gene and Annette Anderson Cooper on July 24, 1951. He married Marsha Ideus in Golden, IL on January 19, 1985, and she survives.

Bob graduated from Pittsfield High School in 1969 and then farmed in rural Rockport, IL for several years. He began a career with the United States Postal Service as a part time rural carrier in Rockport and Basco, IL. A full-time route brought him to Marshall, MO. He loved to share stories of his daily route and his favorite homeowners. He retired from the USPS in 2014.  Bob loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing in Pike County, IL.  He was a lifelong Cardinal fan, and he loved music and attending concerts.  Bob will be remembered for his knowledge of trivia, and his jovial manner and laughter.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marsha; sister, Ruth Ann (Rich) Uphoff of El Paso, IL; mother-in-law, Ruth Ideus of Golden, IL; sisters-in-law, Jeanne (Jeff) Romer of Floyd’s Knob, IN, Sandra (Greg) Vail of Bloomington, IL, Carolyn (Tom) Weiland of Bloomington, IL. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Irwin Ideus.

An informal gathering to celebrate Bob’s life will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield, IL.  Memorials are suggested to the Adams Dustin Cemetery (PO Box 493, Pittsfield, IL 62363) or Ducks Unlimited.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield is handling all local arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Robert "Bob"'s memory to the following organizations:

Adams Dustin Cemetery
PO Box 493, Pittsfield, IL 62363

Ducks Unlimited

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Susan Troutner
   Posted Mon April 08, 2019
My most sincerest condolences on the passing of Bobby. I remember him in High School as a cute, shy young man but he could really be a cut up sometimes! He was generous and kind and always seemed to wear a smile.

Kathy Wilson
   Posted Wed April 10, 2019
To Marsha and Family,
I am sorry to learn of Bob's passing. My sincerest sympathy. May your memories bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Kathy Wilson

Dan Doran
   Posted Thu April 11, 2019
Marsha and family,
Thinking of you and remembering Bob at this time. My heart goes out to all of you during this time of sorrow.
Dan Doran

Drew Irick
   Posted Mon April 15, 2019
Bobby was my friend is missed.

Michael L Bartlett
   Posted Wed April 17, 2019
I was very sorry to hear of the passing our friend Bobby. My sincere condolences to all his family.

Roger Edmonds
   Posted Thu April 18, 2019
Spent a lot of nights drinking Cold Duck, playing poker and cruising country roads with you, Bobby. Miss those times and you.

Teresa (Bergman) Hatten
   Posted Tue April 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bobby’s passing. My sincere condolences to his family.

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