Rebecca Irell Cooper
                                      April 6, 1953 ~ March 12, 2018

Rebecca Irell Cooper, 64, of Middlebury, passed away peacefully at 9:12 am
on Monday, March 12, at Elkhart General Hospital, due to complications of
pneumonia. She was born on April 6, 1953 in Owatonna, MN, to Alfred and
Dorothy (Roesler) Heil.  On May 12, 1979 in Owatonna, MN she married
Steven Cooper, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are
daughter, Rachel (Aaron) Roberts of Muncie; grandson, Owen Roberts; her
mother Dorothy Heil of Owatonna, MN; three sisters, Cleone (Paul) Smith of
Denver, CO, Gretchen Heil of Owatonna, MN, Diane (Mark) Asprey of Austin,
MN; brother, Bradley (Margaret) Heil of Apple Valley, MN. She was preceded
in death by her father. Rebecca was a devout Christian and a homemaker
who enjoyed caring for the elderly. She also enjoyed old movies, reading,
baking, listening to worship music, shopping, especially garage sales and at
one time had worked for Billy Graham. Visitation will be from 4:00 -8:00 pm
on Friday March 16, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street
Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 17,
followed by a time of fellowship, all at the funeral home. Services will be
conducted by Pastor Blair Carlstrom. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery,
Middlebury. Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association
or Meals on Wheels.

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So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family during this
difficult time.
From: Lesa Scott
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I send my deepest condolences to you all. I remember Rebecca to be so very
kind and caring and such a beautiful person inside and out. I am so sorry for
your loss and will pray for peace and love to all of you during this difficult
time. You are in my heart and thoughts.
Love always, Sandra Heil-Hennes
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I remember Beckys genuine smile and great kindness,my thoughts and
prayers are with all of you during this difficult time ,may the Lord keep you
near and guide you through this very sad time.
From: Cousin Christine Heil
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We are so sorry for your loss and are sending prayers to your family in this
difficult time. May the memories you carry bring you peace.
From: Brian and Kim Cooper
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Rebecca Cooper was a great influence on me when I was younger. I am the
better for knowing her, Rachel, and Steve. Please know that she has
impacted my life and I will forever remember her. Even though I can not be
with you physically in your mourning I am with you in spirit.
From: Nicole Trobaugh
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Becky and I had great times together with Rachel and Nicole, our daughters.
We went to the movies, and  parks. We even got free elephant rides at a
carnival for the kids. I have great memories. The kids even shared the
chicken pox virus together. She was a wonderful neighbor and friend. She
made an impact on both Nicole and my life. She will always be remembered
From: Mary Birckhead
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Condolences on the passing of Becky, she was very kind, caring and a good
mentor. I recall growing up and times spent with my friend Brad.
From: Keith Snorek & Maria Oviedo