Laurence R. 'Larry' Cooper


May 10, 1928 - Aug. 14, 2012



Laurence R. 'Larry' Cooper of New Berlin passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at the age of 84. Larry was born in Racine on May 10, 1928, the son of Harry E. and Kathleen (nee Madden) Cooper. 


Larry served in the U.S. Army. He married Lillian 'Lil' (nee Lopour) on July 11, 1953. Larry worked as a salesman at Selig/Heiser Chevrolet for many years.


Larry will be dearly missed by his wife, Lil; his children, Gail (Scott) Kapke, Susan (Harry) Bryant, and Karin (Michael) Kohlman; and his grandchildren, Nicole (Kevin) Moser, Brian (Katie) Kling, Cooper and Josef Kohlman. He is further survived by his brother, Harry (Rosemary) Cooper, and many other relatives and friends.


The visitation for Larry will be from 4 p.m. until the 6 p.m. funeral service Friday, Aug. 17, at the Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Private burial will be at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery, Waukesha.


Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For the online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit For more information, please call 542-6609.