Shane Coop
1974 - 2020
Shane Allen Coop November 9, 2020 Shane Allen Coop, 46, of Scotts-bluff, passed away on November 9, 2020, surrounded by his loving family after courageously fighting cancer. Funeral services for Shane will be at 2:00 P.M. on Monday, November 16th at WestWay Christian Church with Willie and Adam Coop officiating. Due to Covid restrictions, masks will be required and limited seating will be available, first come first served. Shane's memorial service will be live-streamed from WestWay Christian Church. Please join us to honor Shane at Shane was born on February 5, 1974 in Huron, SD to Willie & Jackie (Newland) Coop. His brother Adam was born seven years later, where their brotherhood grew into a true friendship. He began his schooling in Huron, before moving to Scottsbluff, NE in 1984 and graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1992. He attended and graduated with his bachelor's degree from Platte Valley Bible College in 1996. From a young age, Shane was a gifted musician, excelling in piano, guitar, bass guitar and especially drums. Shane also played in bands all his life, creating lifelong friendships with so many of his band mates, who became lifelong brothers. His bands played in bars and venues all over the Midwest, and beyond, extending his ministry to those who would never walk into a church. His faith in Christ and a passion for music led him into music ministry, and he served as the music pastor at First Christian Church in Norfolk NE for five years. There he met and married his best friend Maranda (Ewerdt) October 13th, 2001. In 2003, Shane and Maranda moved to Scottsbluff where they began their ministry with WestWay Christian Church, where he has pastored for 17 years. In 2004 they welcomed their daughter Emzie Leigh, and in 2006, their son Milo Greyer completed the family. Every gift God gave Shane was surrendered to Jesus. His infectious laugh, his sense of humor and his warmth drew people of all kinds to him and to Christ. He led by example, and taught his family, friends and church body to praise God through all circumstances. He will be remembered for his genuine love as a son, brother, husband, father and friend. He is survived by his wife Maranda, his children, Emzie and Milo, his parents Willie and Jackie Coop, his brother Adam and sister-in-love Cheri, nephews Thaddeus and Xero Coop, mother-in-law Janice Casey, sisters-in-law Alicia Wells and Katryna Taylor, brother-in-law Chris Ewerdt, nephews Matthew and Grant, and nieces Piper and Heaven, along with numerous Aunts, Uncles and cousins, whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Roy and Margret Coop and Lyle and Joyce Newland, along with his uncle Tim Coop. His family would especially like to thank Dr. Bjorling, Sue Schoeneman and all of his wonderful nurses at the infusion center, as well as his Hospice nurses Michelle and Rebecca for their love and care for Shane. Memorial contributions may be made to the "Coop Family Fund" at Platte Valley Bank in Scottsbluff, NE.
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Published by The Star-Herald on Nov. 13, 2020.
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Dear Coop family, we were beyond sad to hear of Shane´s passing. He certainly fought the good fight both spiritually and physically. Thank God for the faith of we who believe that we KNOW where Shane is and that you KNOW you will all be together again. We think of and pray for your family so often. God bless you.
Kris and Larry Scovil
November 25, 2020
I am so sorry for your loss. Know that our prayers are with all of you during this time.
Rita DeMaranville-Mills
November 16, 2020
Lana and I offer our heartfelt sympathy to all of Shane's family. the Coop family has had a special place in our hearts for many, many years. You are most certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Wish we could be there for the funeral. We love you, and God bless.
Jonathan Seng
November 16, 2020
Heartfelt condolences to the family. I had Shane as a student and he was kind, fun loving and such a character in class. He's someone ill never forget and im glad my life had Shane Coop in it. God Bless. Mr. E.
Paul Edens
November 15, 2020
My deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to the Maranda and the kids. Shane will be missed. He was an awesome individual. Hugs from Hastings.
Gail Crosser
November 14, 2020
I met Shane 9 years ago but never in person.He joined my football fantasy league.Shane became a really good friend throu the years.As the years past I realized how much of a heart he had.Shane became more of a fantasy owner in a league He became my friend.He was always there if I needed to talk to someone even if it was throu DMs or email.Shane always had what I needed to hear to help me throu hard times and he turned away.It saddens me so much that Shane has pasted.Hw was truly a good friend and I'm going to miss him dearly.He also has friends across the world who are sadden by his passing.They are in Australia,Great Britain,Canada and all over the United States.Shane touched so many people on earth and he didn't even have to meet them face to face.Shane is truly a Angel and he will be missed by us all.
Billy Goetz
November 14, 2020
We are so sorry for your loss. We send our prayers and condolences. Hugs to you all.
Connie & Johnnie Hartinger
November 14, 2020
Hugs and Prayers for all the family and friends! We are so very sorry. It was so nice meeting you all. Rest In Peace Shane
Rhonda & Dwain Weil
November 13, 2020
My deepest condolences and sympathy to Maranda and children, Willie and Jackie, Adam and his family, and other relatives. I had the privilege of meeting Shane upon his arrival at NCC, and played in the college band Shekinah with him. I was privileged to see Shane late last year at the Statewide Ministers Retreat near Schuyler, which was a blessing. Rock on in heaven brother!
David King
November 13, 2020
We love you Coop family. Many prayers from us and First Christian Church in Clinton. (((Hugs))) from afar.
Jay and Beth Richert
November 13, 2020
Mere words do not express the sadness at receiving the news that Shane went to be with the Lord. But that sadness is tempered greatly by the truth given by that same Lord of life eternal in the Kingdom. I appreciated Shane and his work at Westway. I also treasured his friendship with this Baptist pastor who was just down the road from his church. My prayers are with the family, and his church family, for strength for the journey through grief, and the comfort of the Holy Spirit. And I look forward to that time when I can "cross the Jordan" and fellowship with Shane once again. Peace to all.
Rev. Gary Cole
November 13, 2020
My prayers go out to everyone affected by Shane´s passing. Shane always had a contagious smile on his face and he is a man of God and a testimony of what real faith is. Praying for wife and kids.
Barbara Franco
November 13, 2020
Your Love was life changing for us, your worship will resonate thru us till we see you again
Cal Deb Adam
November 13, 2020
Rest in piece our dear friend. Thank you for being YOU!
The Garcia and Gonzales family
November 13, 2020
I will always remember Shane for the love he showed everyone! His laugh and smile warmed my heart. I remember him playing Christmas songs on our Street Outreach float with Matthew Lawton. I so enjoyed those times. I will hold dear to my heart those times and his leadership in our Praise Team at Westway. His laugh and his smile will never fade.
Cheryl Coffey
November 13, 2020
I will miss Shane. Thoughts and prayers are being lifted up to all the family.
Russell Saito
November 13, 2020