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LeRoy Kooker

LeRoy E. Kooker
LeRoy E. Kooker, 81, of Quakertown died Saturday, January 12 in Independence Court. He was the loving husband of Carole (Shearer) Kooker for 58 years. Born in Richland Township, he was a son of the late LeRoy S. and Viola (Etter) Kooker. He was a self-employed stone mason for 38 years before retiring. He also practiced the craftsmanship of blacksmithing, a skill taught to him by his grandfather, Harry T. Kooker, for most of his life. He loved the outdoors, especially hunting and gardening. In 1962, he built his family home located near his old homestead. LeRoy volunteered to serve in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Quakertown and the NRA. Survivors: Surviving with his wife; sons, Steven, companion Nancy, Millmont, Jody, wife Debra, Quakertown, Scott, wife Sandy, Emmaus, and Eric, wife Stacey, Quakertown; daughter, Sue Deily, husband Bill, Quakertown; brother, Charles, wife Elaine, Quakertown; sisters, Ruth Clemmer and Grace Strunk, both Quakertown; 12 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Predeceased by siblings, Donald, Raymond, Willard, Dorothy, Robert. Services: Memorial service 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 16 Trinity Lutheran Church, Quakertown. Call 10 to 11 a.m. in church. Private interment Quakertown Union Cemetery. Arrangements by Jeffrey A. Naugle Funeral & Cremation Service, 135 W. Pumping Station Rd., Quakertown. www.janauglefcs.com. Contributions: Memorial contributions to the or Trinity Lutheran Church.

Published in Morning Call on Jan. 14, 2013
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