N. Jean Kindelsperger Cooper


Share
Posted Online: Feb. 13, 2013, 6:50 pm
Comment on this story | Print this story | Email this story
N. Jean Kindelsperger Cooper, 80, formerly of Lynn Center and Swedona, died Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Avonlea Cottage, Milan.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at Swedona Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, at the church. Private family burial will be at Swedona Lutheran Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Swedona Women of ELCA or Pathway Hospice Volunteers. Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, Orion, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Jean was born on Sept. 15, 1932, in Moline, the daughter of Karl H. and Helen Ann Marie Wongstrom Lindgren. She graduated from Orion High School in 1950 and was employed at John Deere until her marriage to Wayne Kindelsperger on March 21, 1952. He preceded her in death on July 25, 1978. Later, she married Andrew T. Cooper on Dec. 29, 1991, in Swedona. He preceded her in death on April 17, 1995.
Jean was a homemaker and enjoyed family life on the farm. She was active in her church as a Sunday school teacher and church organist for many years. Jean was a former choir director and her love of music was an important part of her life. In her earlier days she enjoyed sewing. She also was a volunteer with Pathway Hospice, where she gained many dear friends.
Survivors include her children, Julie (James) Lundell, Kiron, Iowa, Kay (Matthew) Wynn, Milan, Keith (LaNita) Kindelsperger, Swedona, and Kent (Molly) Kindelsperger, Milan; stepchildren, Cynthia (Michael) Palmer, Sherrard, and Doreen (Chris) Behn, Sherrard; 10 grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; sisters, Maxine (Don) Hoerler, Erie, Virginia Stewart, Watauga, Texas; brother, Kenneth Lindgren, Monticello, Ill.; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her son, Wendell; and great-grandson, Jack Lundell.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting her obituary at www.esterdahl.com.














 




Local events heading








  Today is Wednesday, Sept. 17, the 260th day of 2014. There are 105 days left in the year.
1864 -- 150 years ago: We are told league merchants have paid no attention to the prohibition on selling ammunition, but continue to sell just as before the order was issued.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rev. R.F. Sweet, rector of Trinity Episcopal Parish, left for the East to visit his boyhood home in Boston before attending the general convention of the Episcopal Church in New York.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dr. E.A. Anderson was named to succeed Dr. E.L. Kerns as head physician of the Modern Woodmen of America, and moved to Rock Island from Holdingford, Minn.
1939 -- 75 years ago: One week late, because of the outbreak of war, Dr. E.L. Beyer resumed his work as professor of romance languages at Augustana College. Dr. and Mrs. Beyer left Germany on the last train to the Belgian border.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Employees in Turnstyle stores in Moline and Davenport will vote Oct. 2 in an election set up by the Chicago regional office of the National Labor Relations Board. Employees will vote either for the Retail Clerk International or for no union.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Rock Island High School is considering a step to help teen moms stay in school and get their diploma. The school board is expected to vote tonight on instituting an on-site child care center.




(More History)