Michael Scott Cooper

Michael Scott Cooper
April 4, 1963 - June 17, 2014
STEVENSVILLE, Mich. — Michael “Mike” Scott Cooper of Stevensville, Mich., died June 17, 2014, after a short battle with stage four kidney cancer. He was born April 4, 1963 in Warsaw.
He is survived by his parents Thomas Cooper of Warsaw and Ivaetta McCammon of Bloomington along with his stepparents Judy Cooper and Harry McCammon. Mike had one daughter, Megan Cooper, and one granddaughter, Jordyn Black, both of Decatur, Ill. His siblings include Kurt Cooper of Tell City, Chuck Criswell of Tucson, Ariz., and Kelly Wischmeier of Excelsior, Minn. His stepsiblings include Carl Murray of Fort Wayne, Ryan McCammon of Ann Arbor, Mich., and Rachelle Patrick of Columbia City. He was also survived by his long-time girlfriend, Cindy Cross of Forsyth, Ill.
Mike attended Plymouth High School and graduated from Whitko High School in South Whitley in 1981 where he excelled in both baseball and football. Mike graduated in 1986 with a BS degree from Ball State University in Muncie. He was an active member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. He later became successful in sales and marketing. He was a popular motivational speaker for high school and college students. Mike was a devoted fan of the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, Notre Dame football, and Indiana University basketball. Mike was an avid runner which included multiple completions of the Indianapolis Mini Marathon and the Chicago Marathon. Later in life he discovered he had quite a green thumb.
A benefit will be held in Mike’s honor at his favorite local hangout, Coach’s Bar and Grill, 2528 W. Glenlord Road, Stevensville, Mich. on Sunday, June 22, 1-4 p.m. Coach’s is offering 100 percent of the tips and 30 percent of sales in Mike’s honor. There will also be several silent auction items.
Mike’s family and friends are also invited to a cookout for Mike’s Celebration of Life at his mother’s house at 6925 W. Ison Road, Bloomington on Sunday, June 29 starting at 1 p.m. You may contact the family at coop4463@aol.com. Arrangements entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services. Those wishing to share a memory of Mike online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.