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Hartford Cooper

April 28, 1937 — March 7, 2017

Hartford Orville Cooper, the son of Orval Ervin and Violet Cleone (Wynn) Cooper, was born April 28, 1937, south of Carl, Adams County, Iowa. Hartford entered eternal rest on March 7, 2017, at Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of seventy-nine years, ten months, and seven days.
Hartford graduated from Prescott High School with the Class of 1955. Hartford served his country entering the United State Navy on June 5, 1955. He joined to learn welding and became a Steelworker F (Fabricator) 2nd Class. He was honorably discharged on May 28, 1959.
Hartford married Jane Marie Booth on February 19, 1961, at the Corning United Methodist Church. Four children were born to bless this union: Scott, Terri, Chris, and David. They would spend their lives living in the Corning, Tenville, and Nodaway areas.
Hartford put his Navy welding service to use working several years at a welding shop in Corning. Hartford was an Iowa Bridge Certified Welder. He worked as a custom welder on road maintainers for Braden MFG for nearly ten years. He bought the “Nash Garage Nash Welding” in 1971 and renamed the business “J H Welding”. Hartford most recently worked for the City of Nodaway as the Water and Sewer Facility Operator. He helped build and maintain the sewer treatment plant.
Hartford’s love of God, Country, Family, and Community were central to how he lived his life and served others. He was very active in his community. He served on the Nodaway Town Council and was instrumental in building the Nodaway Community Building. He volunteered his time with many organizations including: the Nodaway Fire Department; the Adams-Taylor Landfill Board; Nodaway Bingo; and the Adams County Board of Health. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Jane of Nodaway, Iowa; children: Scott (Kristine) Cooper, Villisca, Iowa; Terri (Ronald) Applebach, Wheatridge, Colorado; Chris (Juli) Cooper, Nodaway, Iowa; David (Julie) Cooper, Greenfield, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Amber, Ashlee, David, Rebecca, Elisabeth, Amanda, Austin, Brad, and Jared; nine great-grandchildren; brother: Blake Cooper, Prescott, Iowa; nieces nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Hartford in death were his parents; sister-in-law: Phyllis Cooper; nephew: Kirk Cooper; mother-in-law: Eva Booth; niece: Joni Cooper.

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