Kathleen “Kim” Cooper



Kathleen (Kim) I. Cooper, 76, of Bismarck, passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 17, 2023, after a courageous battle with ALS. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, June 23, 2023, at Sunne Lutheran in Wilton, ND. Family will be greeting guests one hour before the service.

Kim was born on December 9, 1946, in Bismarck to Alvin and Emma (Coleman) Manning.

She married Thomas P. Cooper and together were married for over 30 years.

Kim is survived by her Husband Thomas Cooper; her sons Kent (Donna) Mowder and Cory (Laura) Mowder; grandchildren Miranda (TJ) Swisher and Tyler (Jamie) Mowder; great-grandchildren McKenzie Swisher and Caleb Swisher; sisters Myrna Hochhalter and Elva (John) Topp; several nieces nephews and a special friend, Linda Oswald.

Kim was preceded in death by her parents Alvin and Emma and brother-in-law LeRoy Hochhalter.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Kim’s name to the ALS Association of America.

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I am so sad to hear about Kim’s passing. I worked with Kim at Motorola. She was a special person, so kind and thoughtful. I regret not getting together with her after she returned to Bismarck. My deepest sympathies to Tom, Cory, Kent and all of the family. May she rest in peace. Julie Steidler

Kim and I were friends growing up 2 miles from each other, going to Regan to school and all the fun we had together, we started the Dazzling Doer’s 4-H club together and always had great memories talking about “our girls”. She was a wonderful kind lady and we spent a lot of time on the phone, email and facebook, she will missed.

Kim was a special friend. We share the same birthday date and always exchanged greetings. Kent and Cory grew up with our kids and the still stay in touch..You will be missed, Kim by both Leo and me
.God has special wings just for you.

My. Heartfelt thoughts love and prayers to Tom, Kent, Cory and families! Kim was a sweet lady, always with a warm smile! Love you all and big hugs !