John "Jack" Cooler died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home in Springfield.
He was born June 15, 1934, to John M. and Gladys Cooler in Morrisonville, Ill. He was a member of the U.S. Naval Reserves for 12 years and the American Legion Post #32. He married Mary Alice Geibel on Aug. 15, 1959.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Alice (husband, John Tadla) Cooler and Joelyn (husband, Mark) Taylor; and three grandchildren: John, Brett and Ryan Taylor.
He taught in the biological sciences for 38 years at Springfield High School and was a member of St. Joseph Parish in Springfield.
Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society. A private funeral mass was conducted by Rev. Steven Janoski with a private burial at Calvary Cemetery.
Friends may leave remarks at the online Legacy Guestbook.