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In Memory of Jason Cooper


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday October 2, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

Memorial Service

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday October 2, 2021
O'Connell Family Funeral Home
520 11th Street South
Hudson WI, 54016

On Saturday, September 25th, Jason Robert Cooper unexpectedly passed away at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. In his final days, surrounded by his wife, parents and a lot of love as he fought cancer with everything he had.

Jason was born December 2nd, 1974 in Woodstock, Illinois to Rick and Kim Cooper.

Jason made his parents very proud from when he was young and continued into his adulthood. He had a way of turning anything bad to positive with his upbeat demeanor. At the age of two, Jason became a big brother when his brother Josh was born. Four years later, he became a big brother again when his brother Jesse was born. As kids and through life, his brothers remember Jason as the ultimate role model. A passionate, ambitious, driven man and a great father, friend and brother.

He was the person who could always come up with a plan and always seemed to be the one with the right answer.

Jason is preceded in death by maternal grandparents Robert and Rosemary Freres, paternal grandmother Arlene Cooper, Uncle Robert Freres Jr. and Aunt Cheryl Plucinski.

Jason is survived by his wife, Nikki, parents, Rick and Kim Cooper, brothers Josh (Kendal) Cooper and Jesse (Katie) Cooper, Grandfather Raymond Cooper, daughters Chelsey (Jack) McLoone, Cassidy Cooper and Sophia Schultz and Granddaughter Estelle McLoone, as well as Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and a lot more loving family and great friends.

Jason and his wife Nikki celebrated their marriage January 3, 2015 in Puerta Vallarta, Mexico and recently observed eleven happy years full of love. Together, Jason and Nikki enjoyed bucket-list traveling and their dream house. They were each other’s best friends and motivators. On Sundays, Jason religiously cheered for the Chicago Bears and against his wife’s beloved Green Bay Packers. Jason never turned down any family game of cribbage, shut box, dominoes, or any yard game, and usually found a way to wager on it. If he somehow lost a game, he would be sure to win the series.

Jason lived 46 great years before giving all he had to the fight. Jason was a Territory Manager at Lampert Lumber and was with USLBM since 2007. He was the most hard-working person imaginable and thrived in giving his all to his family, work, and living a beautiful, wonderful life. He enjoyed traveling, reading, watching football, sand volleyball, working in his woodshop and spending time with those he loved. Jason’s three daughters remember a great dad that always showed up. He was a very smart role model that defined hard work every day. He was always a phone call away, even if they weren’t ready for his dose of reality. Jason’s support was endless, and he will forever be loved and missed. Jason was an amazing grandpa that loved goofing around with his granddaughter very much. Nothing could make her laugh like his Donald Duck noises and finger guns.

His memorial service will by on Saturday, October 2, 2021 with visitation starting at 3 p.m. and the service beginning at 4 p.m. at O’Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin. A Celebration of Life will follow the service. The memorial service will be livestreamed: Jason Cooper Memorial Service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the family.

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    • Cooper Family –

      May you find comfort in loving Memories,
      Strength in the support of those who care,
      and Hope in each new day.

      My deepest sympathies to your family and all those who loved Jason-
      Your Old Meadow Hill Lane neighbor –

    • OMG, Rick, Kim, Josh, Jesse, and families; we were so sorry to read Jason’s obit in the local paper! We wish you all our deepest sympathy! Jason was a great guy, as are all the rest of you. Our prayers are with you! Your friends, Jim + Leslie De Vries

    • To the Cooper,
      We are so sorry for your loss. We have known Jason for about six years and truly appreciated his leadership and friendship.
      He was a great Boss and will be missed very much.
      You are all in our thoughts and prayers,
      Bill & Annette Swanson

    • Coop, you we’re one of the best bosses that I had and you will be missed by so many. To Nikki and Family, my deepest sympathies to you during this time and my heart breaks for you guys and your loss. I will continue praying for you guys during this difficult time.

    • Cooper family-

      My sincerest condolences to you. Jason was an amazing person. Like a second dad to me through high school, I remember him so very fondly. Giving Chelsey and I crap for being home and watching Disney movies instead of going out, hanging out with us and cracking jokes at his place, having drinks with us at the bar when we finally made it to 21. He was an outstanding father and I am so thankful to have many memories of him. I am sending you all my love as you mourn his loss. Thank you all for accepting me as one of your own and for sharing Jason with the world. He will be missed so very dearly.

      Love and hugs to you,
      Sydney Vuylsteke