Mary L. Cosper
1935 - 2020

Mary L. (Lorensen) Cosper

February 7, 1935 - November 17, 2020

Mary L. (Lorensen) Cosper, 85, of Lincoln passed away on November 17, 2020. Born February 7, 1935 to Jesse and Myrle (Wilson) Lorensen in Pender, NE. Mary received her BS in nursing from the University of Nebraska of Lincoln and was a hospital and clinical nurse instructor for 12 yrs. She married the love of her life, Harold R. Cosper in Maryville, MO on December 11, 1953. Mary enjoyed reading, playing bridge, her cat, bible study, and most of all her time spent with her family.

Survivors include her daughter, Sara (Dennis) Miller of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Mark (Wendy) Koziol of Wichita, KS, Natalie Koziol (Austin Menzel), Aaron Mack of Kansas City, MO; great grandchildren, Nolan and Payton Koziol of Wichita, KS, Cooper and Clara Menzel of Lincoln, NE; sister-in-law, Susie Lorensen of Laguna Hills, CA. Preceded in death by her husband Harold Cosper; son, Joe Cosper; granddaughter, Megan Koziol; parents, Jesse and Myrle Lorensen; brothers, Jack and Keith Lorensen.

Private family graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 at Lincoln Memorial Park, 6800 S 14th St, Lincoln, NE. Following the CDC COVID-19 guidelines, we will comply with social distancing and masks are required. We respectfully ask for your understanding and adherence to these guidelines. Memorial contributions may be directed towards the Capital Humane Society ( "Hugs from Home" and condolences online at

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Published by Lincoln Journal Star on Nov. 19, 2020.
Graveside service
Lincoln Memorial Park
6800 S 14th St, Lincoln, Nebraska
Funeral services provided by:
Roper and Sons
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My husband Jack and I loved visiting with Harold and Mary on Mulder Drive. Mary and I discussed and debated so many topics while Harold and Jack talked USDA. We had much fun together. Mary will be remembered for her for her wise advice and her fabulous cooking. To Sara and Family: my deepest sympathy. I was so fortunate to know Mary and to know about her love for all of you. Kay
Kay Bond
November 26, 2020
In loving memory of Mary Cosper, I took care of Mary at Eastmont, and she made an impression on me that won't be forgotten. She was full of vigor and spunk. I enjoyed the time I got to spend with her.
Sarah J Nelson
November 21, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of you Mothers death. I have lots of good memories of our life on Mulder drive. Its been almost a year now that Harry died and I find it hard being a wIdow but life goes on and we must keep them in our memories and keep going. I will keep you in my prayers. Love to you both. Shirley Amen
Shirley Amen
November 20, 2020