Susan ‘Sue’ Elizabeth Cooper

October 28, 1953 - November 16, 2021

Susan Elizabeth Cooper, 68, of Winona died November 16, 2021, after a battle with a long-term illness. Sue was born on October 28, 1953, to Merton and Gloria (Borgen) Copper in Red Wing, MN.

Susan Cooper 2She lived her youth in Wabasha, then later moved to New Hope in 1969. She had lived in Winona, which she called home, for more than 35 years. She was the valedictorian at Cooper High School in 1971. Sue went on to pursue nursing at St. Olaf and graduated in 1979. After working in oncology for many years, she had a change of heart and decided to go back to school to be a lawyer. She graduated in the top of her class from William Mitchell Law School in St. Paul. Sue excelled as the assistant Winona County attorney for many years.

Sue devoted her faith to Central Lutheran Church. She had an immense passion for helping children. Sue volunteered at a youth group trip to Jamaica in 2001. She loved traveling to many places around the world, and one of the highlights was meeting Pope Paul during her visit to Rome, Italy. She was a very intelligent woman starting at a young age and never stopped learning. She read books cover to cover; she even had to opportunity to study in Europe. Sue was apart of the Norwegian-American groups in the Winona area. She enjoyed traveling and taking pictures to document the world’s beauty.

Sue was smart, soft-spoken, family-oriented and had a big heart for children.

Sue is survived by her three adored brothers, Steven, Bruce (Melodie) and Paul; niece and nephews, Rachel (Aaron) Roberts and Ross Cooper; grand-nephew, Owen Roberts; and grand-niece, Eiden Roberts.

Sue was preceded in death by her parents, Merton and Gloria Cooper, and sister-in-law, Rebecca.

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday, November 22, at Central Lutheran Church in Winona with Reverend Linda. Visitation will at be at 10 a.m. that day.

The Cooper family has invited everyone to join for a luncheon and fellowship following the service at Hoff Celebration of Life Center in Goodview.

Memorials are preferred to Central Lutheran Church.