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Kevin “Coop” S. Coopman

October 11, 1965 - August 5, 2022
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 8/13, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Soller-Baker Funeral Homes & Crematory, Lafayette Chapel
400 Twyckenham Blvd
Lafayette, IN 47909
Saturday 8/13, 2:00 pm

Kevin S. Coopman “Coop”, 56, of Homosassa, FL passed away on Friday, August 5, 2022, in Florida. He was born October 11, 1965, in Lafayette, IN to Ralph L. and Virginia A. (Snell) Coopman. He was a graduate of McCutcheon High School and earned an Associate Degree in Computer Science from the University of Hawaii.Continue Reading

Candy Pate left a message on October 12, 2022:
I just found out today about this terrible loss. Kevin was such an amazing man and my heart hurts to hear of this horrible news. RIP Kevin💔🙏🏻
Liana B. left a message on September 23, 2022:
Coop, my friend, you will be so missed! You've been an awesome colleague and friend! You always answered the call to help us with our IT issues, no matter the time of day or day of the week! We miss you, your smile, and your laugh! Rest in peace, Coop!
Debbi and Gabe Zinni left a message on August 16, 2022:
Our deepest condolences to the Coopman Ohana. Please know you and Coop are in our prayers. It was more than a pleasure to work with Coop for so very many years. He always had the fix for any computer or phone issue. Coop, you will be very missed as a friend and colleague. Rest in Peace.
Bethany Hall left a message on August 15, 2022:
Thank you Coop for always taking my calls and helping me work through my IT issues. Sending prayers of comfort to your Ohana during this difficult time.
Philip Cabalbag left a message on August 13, 2022:
I've been blessed with working with Coop at DPAA. There were times where we were the only ones working so we talked alot about his family, growing up in Indiana, serving, and our jobs. I found that we had alot in common - we did have some weird differences. For example, he liked chewy cookies and the center cuts of the brownies - both which i hate. I told him that I'll always take your crunchy cookies and brownie edges. Some of the IT Terms like scum (SCCM), Fordisc (I won't say what his term was for that but you can imagine), the FIshbowl (our work area) will forever be used here. Whenever he would go on leave or TDY I would always tell him "Catch you on the flipside". Little did I know this would be the last time. I'm gonna miss you playa!
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Mike Hardebeck left a message on August 13, 2022:
Huge heart, kind spirit, passionate servant leader to our DPAA family. First to welcome me to the IT team, Coop traveled to Germany, stood the watch for Korea Cold War event, and emanated a ray of light and happiness to all. An amazing person who will linger in our hearts.
Carole, Jay and Stéphanie Cropley left a message on August 13, 2022:
Our deepest sympathy to Fouzia and family. We had the chance to spend time with Kevin in Hawaii and had a wonderful time. He was so kind, warm and funny. He will be missed. Fouzia, know that you are in our hearts and prayers during this difficult time. 🙏🏻
Nadia Barnett left a message on August 13, 2022:
Our deepest condolences for your loss. Kevin was an amazing man, caring and loving with a huge heart. He will be missed. Rest In Peace Kevin.
Courtney Espino left a message on August 13, 2022:
I'm thankful for having the opportunity to have known Uncle through the years. He always treated me like we were family and I will always remember him and miss those times. I especially will miss all of the dawn surfing times we shared. May he rest in peace. I love and miss you Uncle.
Daniel Miguel Goldsmith left a message on August 13, 2022:
It was tough hearing of Coop’s untimely passing. I can only try to imagine the grief and pain that his family is enduring at this moment. To his family, I offer my sincere prayers and condolences. He was a good man and It was my privilege and honor to work with him for over 3 years. He will surely be missed by all the lives he touched…may he Rest In Peace.
Kim left a message on August 13, 2022:
I've been at a loss for words since hearing this news. To Coop's family you have my deepest condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was/is a beautiful kind soul that will be missed by so many. I used to work with him at DPAA and he helped me get through some difficult projects with his great positive attitude and sense of humor.
Keith A Cedarquist left a message on August 13, 2022:
Since we were 5 years old, I was in your class. Everybody wanted to be on your team when the sides were being picked, for we knew your team would win. Yet, we could not wait for school to be out for the summer. Now our summer dreams are ripped at the seams! What can we do when a mighty tree in our lives has fallen, and we have lost the coolness of his shade, but remember the words of our great teacher?
Walter A Gaines left a message on August 13, 2022:
It is never easy to find the right words to express our feelings when there are no words that can fully capture the depth of what we’re feeling. Kevin, you were a proud son, father, husband, and grandpa. You were my coworker, my supervisor, my friend, and my other brother. Throughout this heartache, I pray we all find relief in your wonderful memories. To Fouzia Coopman and the entire family, you are in my prayers, and I am Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. You have my deepest condolences.
George Gagne left a message on August 12, 2022:
My heart aches for your loss. Coop was a good man. I Will miss you my friend.
J Smoot left a message on August 12, 2022:
Coop was an amazing friend, even after I'd moved on he'd still reach out to stay connected and make sure I was ok after sharing a laugh with me. We both have the same type of humor and got along like surfboards and bald heads. I will miss him dearly and all the love to Fouza and the children he was so proud of.
Judith Barstow left a message on August 11, 2022:
We only knew Kevin for a short while but enjoyed his company and enthusiasm. Our friend and neighbor will be missed. Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Rick & Júde Barstow
Jake Alakai left a message on August 11, 2022:
Coop and I started working at DPAA or JPAC at the time just a week apart and quickly became friends, sharing our surfing stories and experiences in the Air Force. As I got to know coop, it was clear that he was a proud father, grandfather. Always sharing stories and pictures of his family. I left DPAA about 5 years ago but stayed in touch through the years, he will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayer are with his family.
Jane Haitsuka left a message on August 11, 2022:
Coop has a personality and voice that fills a room. We always knew when he was on vacation because the office was so quiet! Coop was always honest, straight forward, and never anything other than himself, which means you could talk to him about anything. He would often fill our days with stories, pictures, and videos about his beautiful family. So many funny and heartwarming stories about his children and grandchildren, and picking strawberries with his mom. He was such a proud husband, papa, and grandpa. We are all so blessed to have known such a good man. I will really miss his kindness, his big personality, silly jokes, and dopey laugh. Fouzia, Mr and Mrs Coopman, his brother and sisters, beautiful children and grandchildren--you are all in my prayers.
Todd Duyvejonck left a message on August 11, 2022:
Kevin was an amazing coworker, someone I could always count on when I required assistance with my computer. His knowledge was invaluable in managing Agency cell phones and network issues. “Coop” was a fellow AF veteran and exemplifies the AF values of service before self and excellence in all we do. I will deeply miss Coop and the beers we occasionally shared. Todd Duyvejonck
Opeta Siaki O'Brien left a message on August 11, 2022:
Gonna miss u brada Coop! Honor and joy working with you and learning from you on the DPAA mission here in hawaii...you will not be forgotten. Condolences and prayers of comfort unto your family in these tough times. Mahalo for your energy, humor and supportiveness that will be dearly missed.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Shirley Blackwell left a message on August 11, 2022:
Our deepest sympathy to Farrah and family. It has been a privilege to have recently had some fun times with Kevin at neighborhood get-togethers. Kevin was always a pleasure to be around and will be very well missed. Charlie and Shirley Blackwell
Kevin L. West left a message on August 11, 2022:
Kevin was such a great teammate. He touched everyone in the agency ability to accomplish the mission. He did his job with such professionalism, humility and grace. Even when we thought we had right; Kevin would remind us gracefully why that was not the best solution. Although, I only worked with Coop couple years, he welcome me on team, and ensured I had everything required to do my job. Coop you were truly a great teammate!
Dianne Santiago left a message on August 11, 2022:
My condolences to Coop’s family and friends. We worked in the IT section together at JPAC/DPAA. Never saw him without a smile.
P. Lam left a message on August 11, 2022:
My deepest condolences to Coop’s family. Coop was a great friend, colleague and team player. I definitely will miss his presence at the basketball court. Thank you for all the good memories.
Karen Counts left a message on August 10, 2022:
My deepest sympathy’s for the entire family. We just met Kevin when they bought their place in FL. We all connected right away as great neighbors. Shocked as ever, when I heard this saddening news. What I can say, he was out and about doing what he loved. So glad we were all able to play cards, bowl, bike ride and spend dinners together. Kevin we will miss you. 💕💕💕
Marie Chouvel left a message on August 10, 2022:
I’m so grateful I got the chance to meet you in person. Thank you for teaching me how to surf. Surfing on Hawaiian waves was amazing and I won’t forget it, ever. Thank you for making Tata Fou happy all those years. Mahalo! I wish I could’ve seen you one more time. You were such a good and kind person. You will be missed. Ce n’est qu’un au revoir. Bisous.
Kelly McKeague left a message on August 10, 2022:
Deepest sympathies to the Coopman family. Coop began at JPAC a few months before I did. He was hard to miss because of his upbeat demeanor and indomitable spirit. And he was hard to forget because of his professional competence and "get it fixed" approach. Hearing about his son's taekwondo achievements and sons' military life was a bonus. While DPAA will certainly miss Coop’s many contributions, even more so, we will miss our teammate and friend. God bless Coop and the Coopman Ohana, Kelly McKeague DPAA Director
Jessica Juarez left a message on August 10, 2022:
Mr. "Coop" was always so helpful and friendly whenever I had IT problems. He made every interaction easy to follow and I appreciate his pleasant demeanor through it all. My sincerest condolences to the Coopman family.
Andy Stetson left a message on August 10, 2022:
Coop, you were like a brother to everyone in this agency, someone we could all rely on if we needed assistance with something, computer related or not, any time of day. An amazing individual that will be sorely missed. Love you, brother.
John Batista Chan left a message on August 10, 2022:
My deepest condolences to you my dear friend. I am still lost for words. My spirit and my mind are always with you in silence. Much love from Toronto.
Nathalie Cohen left a message on August 10, 2022:
My dearest friend Fouzia, I'm extremely sorry for your loss, I didn't know Kevin in person I just saw him several times on FaceTime while you called me. You both looked very happy and I know he made you happy. I hope that where he is now, he is praying for you and protecting you. I also send my deepest condolences to his family..... I want you to know that you are in my thoughts and I wish you comfort and peace. With all my heart Nathalie
Andre Diuguid left a message on August 10, 2022:
I will miss you dude. You were always a great person to me and I thank you for all the memories for sure. Many come and go but for sure you will be missed. To all who knew coop I want to say my condolences and bless you going forward. RIP my friend sleep peacefully
Greg Nagamine left a message on August 10, 2022:
Working later in the day/evening with Coop at JPAC/DPAA was always a pleasure. His company and humor always made the day go by easier. Please accept my most sincere condolences for your loss; we will all miss him.
Paul Chick left a message on August 9, 2022:
My sincere condolences to his family. "Coop" was always my go to guy when I was deployed. If it wasn't a phone issue it was my computer. :-) Coop ALWAYS answered the call day or night. He took the time to respond no matter what. I knew Coop professionally since he joined JPAC and DPAA. Always in happy spirits and always there to help. He was a consummate team player and professional. When I would stop in his IT department, I always made a visit to him to see how he was doing. If he was busy or not he ALWAYS took the time to talk with me. He was truly a great guy and I am sure his loss is felt to everyone he had contact with. Its really going to be hard to walk in there and not see him. Going to miss him dearly. Rest in peace my friend. You will never be forgotten.
Tom T. Vu left a message on August 9, 2022:
Aloha Coop, My heart shattered when I learned the news. Your are truly good man, Godsent. Our prayer to you and your family. Mahalo for all the awesome memories you left behind and you will be missed.
Hope Garo left a message on August 9, 2022:
Coop, I was in shock when I heard you had passed. Our condolences go out to your Ohana and may your treasured and happy memories help them thru these sad times. Thank you for being a kind and helpful person. You will be truly missed by your JPAC/DPAA family. Rest in Love.
Nathan F. Solidum left a message on August 9, 2022:
To Coopman Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time, he will be missed dearly and will be remembered for his work ethic and as a friend. HIs dedication to the DPAA mission and sense of humor in his own special way are memorable. During weekly meetings, we enjoyed passing each other's name as a volunteer for projects on a normal basis (especially if the other was late or not present for the meeting). These moments are precious, he will continue to be with us in spirit through our memories. Aloha, Nathan
Jon Lust left a message on August 9, 2022:
You were always a light and an amazing teammate. Your time here was too short, but I am thankful for the time you had here! Jon and the entire Europe-Mediterranean team
Matt Brannen, DPAA left a message on August 9, 2022:
My deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to Coop's family and friends. Wishing you God’s peace, comfort, and love during this difficult time. It was my great honor and pleasure to work with him here at DPAA.
Matt Brannen, DPAA left a message on August 9, 2022:
My deepest condolences and thoughts and prayers to Coop's family and friends. Wishing you God’s peace, comfort, and love during this difficult time. It was my great honor and pleasure to work with him here at DPAA.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Kayla Coopman left a message on August 9, 2022:
We love you dad! You will truly be missed!
Paula Payne Ogden left a message on August 9, 2022:
I was a high school classmate. So sorry for your loss. Praying for peace and comfort for your family.
Sonya Lowrey Riggs left a message on August 9, 2022:
What a great heart and soul Coop had. When my husband passed away he was one of the first people to text and check on me. He offered me lots of advice and just an ear to vent. U will be missed. My thoughts and prayers to all the family. I bet he is rocking those Angel wings
Jason McBride left a message on August 9, 2022:
For Coop: I appreciate and cherish all that you gave of yourself not only to the mission but also to all of who served alongside you at JPAC & DPAA. Thank you for all your advice and wisdom you shared with us. I wish you peace and rest, brother. Mahalo & aloha. For Coop’s ohana: please know you are all in our thoughts and you’re not alone in grieving this loss to us all. We wish you peace and strength as we carry ever onward in this life. Aloha.
Angela BatesPriest left a message on August 9, 2022:
I will miss the yearly sunset pictures Kevin sent me every year for my birthday. Thanks for the memories Coop. Prayers for your family in their time of grief. God's blessings to all.
Molly Helpingstine left a message on August 9, 2022:
My deepest condolences to the family. Kevin and I attended junior high together and reconnected several years ago at a HS reunion in Lafayette. He will be missed.
Leo Slocombe left a message on August 9, 2022:
I feel the family pain and sadness 🥲. Kevin I only knew for a short while. He was kind. Generous. Caring and Fun. Fouzia and all his family, my deepest condolences. He WILL always be remembered. RIP Kevin. 🙏
Catherine Bourgeois left a message on August 9, 2022:
Toutes mes condoléances à Fouzia et à toute sa famille.
Anna Shulee left a message on August 9, 2022:
With heartfelt condolences Fouzia and All the Family. There are no words to express the lost. Just know he is with you always in spirit.
Raymond, Juli, Riley and Justene Charlesworth left a message on August 9, 2022:
To all Kevin's family, we were so shocked and saddened to learn of our loss of a friend, son, veteran, husband, father, grandfather and uncle. Hold tight to your memories as we will. Our sympathy to all.
Fouzia Coopman left a message on August 9, 2022:
Thank you 🙏 for the fabulous, fantastic years we spent together. I will always love you❤️❤️❤️ Je t’aime mon chéri. ❤️❤️❤️
Joshua Coopman left a message on August 9, 2022:
Love you dad!!
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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