Thursday, January 30, 2014

John (Jack) Cooler

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.