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Valerie Marie Cooper May 14, 1963 - Nov. 29, 2018

Valerie Marie Cooper, 55, of rural Peru died at 11:28 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born May 14, 1963, in Wabash to Hallis and Bonnie (Russell) Pressler.

Valerie was a graduate of Northfield High School. She married Mark A. Cooper at the Wabash Church of the Nazarene on Nov. 17, 1979. She was a homemaker and a member of the Frosty & Friends Exotic Bird Rescue Board of Directors. Valerie was an animal enthusiast, enjoyed going to yard sales, working crafts and especially loved her family.

She is survived by her husband, Mark A. Cooper of Peru; three children, Joey (Jennifer) Cooper and Ryan Cooper, both of Wabash, and Halie Cooper of Peru; parents Hallis and Bonnie Pressler; two grandsons, Josiah and Joshua Cooper; sister, Debbie Mofford; her niece, Tia Mofford, her nephew, Cory Mofford, and great-niece and nephew, Levie and Logan, all of Wabash. She was preceded in death by her infant son Chad Cooper and her nephew, Levi Mofford.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Chaplain Terry Lindsay officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorial is Frosty & Friends Exotic Bird Rescue.

The memorial guest book for Valerie may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.