Michael D. Cooper

September 18, 2020

Michael D. Cooper, 65, of Frankfort, died September 18, 2020 at IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind.  He was born on February 21, 1955 in Frankfort to Robert and Carrie (Freels) Cooper.  He was previously married to Kathy Maish and later married Carol A. McKinzie on September 16, 1995 and she survives.

Mike was a 1973 graduate of Frankfort Senior High School and retired from Frito Lay in Frankfort after working there as a Processing Operator.  He was also owner and operator of Cooper Rentals for over 40 years.  His memberships included Christian Life Church and the Clinton County Property Managers Association.  He loved his grandchildren and work.

Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, IN  46250.


Visitation and Services

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center, 501 East Clinton Street, Frankfort.  Friends may visit Noon until the time of service at 2 p.m. at the funeral home.  Pastor Mark Mowery will officiate.  Burial will follow in Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort.  Out of respect for the health, safety, and comfort of all in attendance, guests will be expected to adhere to current CDC guidelines regarding appropriate social distancing and the wearing of masks.

Survived by:

Surviving along with his wife, Carol are his Children: Dave (Lynette) Cooper, Shari (Michael) Johnson, Nyla (Thomas) Henderson, Christine (Jordan) Laughner, and Ryan Huffer, all of Frankfort; Siblings: Bob (Christy) Cooper of Frankfort, Jane Rodriguez of Frankfort, Phyllis Emens of Dayton, Brenda (Phil) Huffer of Kingman, Winston Cooper of Tennessee, Truman Cooper of Tennessee, and Bonnie Curnutt of Frankfort; Grandchildren: Drew, Morgan, Sophia, Kailey, Adalyn, Owen, Seth, Riley, Mason, Dakota, Vicktoria, Haleigh, and Christian.  

Preceded by:

He was preceded in death by his parents along with several brothers & sisters and nieces & nephews.


Leave your Condolences

15 Condolences for “Michael D. Cooper”

  1. Jana Engleking September 21, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Mike was a very nice guy and I respected him as a landlord. It is sad that he is gone. He will be greatly missed. Lots of love, thoughts and prayers.

  2. David and Katricia Sanchez September 21, 2020 at 3:25 pm

    Our sympathies and condolences to the Cooper and Johnson families. We are very sorry for your loss. We will be praying for peace and comfort for you all.

  3. Travis and Gina Sheets September 21, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    We always appreciated Michael’s candor and insight. He was a hard worker and always willing to help. We are sorry for the loss you are experiencing but we know the joy shared in Heaven upon Michael’s arrival.

  4. Cindy kelly September 21, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    Carol I am so very sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family. Mike was such a kind man he will be missed!

  5. Rhonda. West September 22, 2020 at 3:08 am


  6. Angela wessell September 22, 2020 at 8:31 am

    I am so sorry for loss

  7. Kevin Keith September 22, 2020 at 10:29 am

    Carol and family Michelle and I were so sorry to hear of Mikes passing. You both have been great to rent from and get to know a little bit. Please let us know if there is anything we can do during this difficult time.

    Kevin Keith and Michelle Hansen

  8. Greg Risse September 22, 2020 at 10:45 am

    So sorry to learn of Mike’s passing. My most sincere and heartfelt condolescenses to Carol and all of Mike’s family and friends. May he rest in peace.

  9. Janae Derscheid September 22, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Thinking of you today. Praying that your family will feel God’s peace and comfort today, and again tomorrow and the next day.

  10. Heather September 22, 2020 at 3:00 pm

    I knew Mike from around town but he was also my landlord and helped me out when I needed a place quick. He was a very nice man. Condolences to the family.

  11. Barry and Marsha Partridge September 22, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. We really enjoyed getting to know Mike when he was at Christ Memorial Temple. Praying for the peace of God to engulf your family.

  12. April Henderson September 22, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    I am so very sorry for your loss. May the good Lord be with the whole family in this hard time.

  13. Cheri Smith-Kaylor September 22, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. We did not always see eye-to-eye but I had great respect for him and loved watching him with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful grandfather. My condolences and prayers for his family. He will be missed.

  14. Mark Smith September 23, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Sending my deepest condolences to Carol and the whole Cooper family. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Mark Smith

  15. Lanna Pugsley October 2, 2020 at 11:45 pm


    I am so sorry to see you have lost Michael! My heart breaks for you and your family!! Keeping you in my prayers!

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