Donald R. Cooley

Donald R. Cooley, 89, of Waukesha, was born to eternal life Sunday, April 15, 2007.

Don was a proud World War II veteran. He retired from Steenís Engineering Co.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 61 years, Theresa (nee Trovato). He is the loving father of Dan (Linda) Cooley and Jill Lawien; cherished grandfather of Debra (Tony) Drew, Jason Lawien and Michael Lawien; great-grandfather of Anthony and Alexander; and beloved brother of Dorothy Hansen. He also will be remembered by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Raymond and Lucille Cooley; brothers, Sherman and Harold; and a sister, Betty.

Visitation is from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Thursday, April 19, at Prairie Home Cemetery Chapel, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha. Entombment will follow.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.