Patricia Ann (Kivisto) Cooper

January 31, 1934 ~ December 15, 2019 (age 85)


Beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother Patricia (Kivisto) Cooper, passed away at the age of 85 on December 15, 2019.  Patricia was born on January 31, 1934 in Minneapolis.

She was preceded in death by husband, Don O. Cooper Jr. and her parents, Arvo and Mamie Kivisto. 

She is survived by her children: Barbara (Curt) Hinkle, Cindy (Marly) Glines, Susan (Bob) Black, Elizabeth (Guy) Kallman, Julie (Bob) Miller, Jeannie (Rick) Buranen and Don O. (Erica) Cooper III; 25 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; brother, Roger (Joyce) Kivisto; and many other loving family members and friends.

Pat was a faithful wife and mother who devoted her life to her faith, family and church. Pat was known for her amazing love for others, her generous spirit and her wonderful sense of humor. The epitome of the Proverbs 31 woman, her greatest legacy was her family. Everyone that she knew loved her for her selfless, unconditional love. We are thankful that she has now been reunited with her beloved husband who preceded her in death two years ago.

Funeral service will be held at Central Lutheran Church at 10:00am, Friday, December 20th, 2019, 1103 School Street NW, Elk River.  Visitation will be on Thursday, December 19th, 5:00-7:00pm at Dare’s Funeral Home, 805 Main Street NW, Elk River and 9:00 am Friday morning prior to the funeral at the church.  


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