In Memory


John Cooler



John "Jack" Cooler


SPRINGFIELD, IL - John "Jack" Cooler died Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014, at his home.


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.


Published in The State Journal-Register on Jan. 18, 2014

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