Erma J. Cooper, age 85 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, April 16, 2023 at her home in Meire Grove, Minnesota.
An inurnment will be held at a later date at Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Clotho, Minnesota.
Erma JoAnn McIntyre was born December 21, 1937 in Bertha, Minnesota to William and Anna (Bodle) McIntyre. On August 9, 1953 she was united in marriage to Richard James Fearing in Minneapolis. The couple lived in Long Prairie where she worked at Harts Press which later she retired from. Richard passed away in 2003. Erma was united in marriage to Charles Cooper on June 24, 2006 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie. The couple moved to Melrose and then to Meire Grove to be close to their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Erma was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie and the American Legion Post 12 Unit 12 Auxiliary in Long Prairie. She liked to keep busy by exercising every morning, bowling, gardening, dancing, and listening to music.
Survivors include her husband, Charlie Cooper of Meire Grove; children, Pam (Mark) Tabara of Moose Lake, Rosanne Duffee of Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, and Tina (Jamie) Fearing-Mehr of Grey Eagle; eight grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren with two on the way due in May and July; brothers, Roger (Jan) McIntyre of Long Prairie and Bradley McIntyre of Maple Plain.
Erma was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Richard Fearing on September 25, 2003; sister, Shirley McIntyre; son-in-law, Patrick Duffee; and one great-grandson, Cameron Duffee.