Craig Wilce Cooper “Coop”, 55, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2020, in a vehicle accident in Platte City, Missouri.
Craig was born on April 24, 1965 in Anchorage, Alaska, to Clayton and Donna Cooper, in this union they had two children, Craig and Kelle.
Craig married Shanda Dawn Wieburg-Cooper on July 29, 1989, in Platte City, Missouri.
Craig graduated from Immaculata High School in 1983. He later got an Associate’s degree in Liberal Arts.
Craig worked for the United States Army. As a Staff Sergeant, he contributed in Desert Storm, Operation Gothic Serpent, and in Bosnia doing Special Ops. He was Airborne, and an Air Assault instructor. After the army Craig went to work for Cornerstone Building Brands as an IT Systems Engineer.
Craig enjoyed gaming with his friends, Sunday sports day at the parents, helping people, collecting stray animals, reading, the Chiefs and Royals, and his sister, Kelle’s cooking. He was also a 3rd degree Master Mason at the Smithville Lodge.
Craig is survived by his wife, Shanda Dawn Wieburg-Cooper, Leavenworth, Kansas, his three children, Ashton Wilce Cooper, Duncan, Oklahoma, Colby Gallaway Cooper, Roeland Park, Kansas, and Jansen Kenneth Cooper, Shawnee, Kansas, his parents, Clayton and Donna Cooper, Leavenworth, Kansas, in-laws, Daniel and Harriett Pellman, Leavenworth, Kansas, and his sister, Kelle Cooper, Leavenworth, Kansas.
Craig was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa, Harold Cooper, paternal grandma, Faye Damron, and maternal grandparents, Leon and June Biffle.
We would like to give a special thank you to the Platte County Sheriff Department, Platte County Fire Department, and all the first responders, for your delicate and professional way of handling our situation.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society (LAWS) or the Leavenworth County Humane Society (LCHS).
Memorial visitation will be held at Davis Funeral Chapel Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, from 6 to 8 p.m. At a later date the burial will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery with military honors.
Posted online on August 04, 2020