Brett Cooper

Brett Cooper

Brett Cooper Brett Collins Cooper, age 57 of rural Walnut Grove, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his home due to heart failure.  Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Tracy Methodist Church.  Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm Wednesday with a prayer service at 7:30 pm at the Tracy Area Funeral Home.  Visitation will then continue one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday.  Interment is in the Tracy City Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to the Sanford Hospital or to Avera Kidney Dialysis.  Online condolences may be sent at  Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Brett Cooper was born August 23, 1958 in Tracy, Minnesota to Harold and Joyce (Lindstrom) Cooper.  He was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church in Tracy.  Brett graduated from Tracy High School in 1976.  He loved helping his dad and uncles on their family farms.  He often tried to get the last hour of his school day free so he could get home early to start helping them with their cattle and hog operations.  Brett also drove truck for Anderson for many years, and later owned and operated his own truck.  Over the years, he made many trips across the country, from coast to coast.  Brett loved playing pool and played in the Tracy area pool league.  He enjoyed having coffee, visiting, and spending time with his family and friends.  He also enjoyed the companionship of his dog Jake.

Brett is survived by his son Tyson Cooper (fiancée Ashley Williams) of Tracy; daughter Jenny Wigen of Minneota; parents Harold and Joyce Cooper of rural Tracy; brother Kerry Cooper of Washington state; sister Nancy (Ron) Gausman of Morris; nieces and nephews: Todd and Drew Cooper, Derek (Kolby) Gausman, Kayla (Steve) Blair, and Alec Gausman; and many other relatives and friends.  He is preceded in death by his grandparents, brothers Bruce in 1963 and Allen in 2010, aunt Ruby, and uncles Henry and Donald.

7 thoughts on “Brett Cooper”

  1. Barbara Castro

    Harold and Joyce, I am so sorry that Brett left you so soon. My prayers will be with you during this difficult time. Hold on to your memories of him, like the time he fell asleep while eating in his highchair. He will always be your baby, your son and I believe you may see him again in heaven. Barb Castro

  2. Brett and I were class mates we would often ride in his 1976 ford pickup singing to the Statler Brothers. He would trade use of his truck for my car to drive to roller skate in marshall. We would go every Saturday night for pizza and skate plus play foosball which he was very good at. He was the best man at my wedding. We lost contact over the years. God Bless you Brett. I hope to see you again my friend.

  3. Debbie Bartlett McCoy

    I too have high school memories of my buddy Brett driving around with a truck full of friends and the Statler brothers. My prayers are with his family and friends at this time.

  4. Eugene Longstrom

    Brett was a vet personable hard working man. He will be missed by his family, relatives and many friends, My sympathies go out to the family. Eugene Longstrom

  5. Brett was a great friend in life.I am gonna miss my buddy very much.Over the past many year’s Brett and I had many great conversation’s.I am glad that a couple of year’s ago I got to see him and have breakfast with him.I will miss our phone chats.Sympathy to his family.May your wings now fly in Heaven my friend.
    Love from
    Rita Schaefer

  6. Ruthie (Schultz) Marth

    My condolences to Brett’s family. I knew Brett when I worked at Chucks A&W and he would be a frequent customer. He was a great guy. I reconnected with him the last couple of years when he would have me detail his pickup. I will miss his friendly face and conversation.

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