Michael Paul Koop, 72, departed this earth at home on December 14, 2017. His daughter Kelley Koop, grandson Cameron Green and ex-wife but closest friend Donna Koop were by his side. He left us like he lived his life, his way. He possessed a warriors spirit. He fought all his struggles with humor, grace and fierce determination while maintaining his zest for life.
Mike loved people and never met a stranger that he couldn’t make laugh with his witty sense of humor and charismatic gestures. He loved NASCAR, Elvis Presley, dancing, playing cards and was the life of the party. His motto was always to “Just have fun!” His grandson, Cameron, held a special key to his heart and always reminded him of his own and his younger brother Terry’s football days with the Webster City Iowa Lynx.
Mike is preceded in death by his father Paul Koop, younger brother Terry Koop and mother-in-law Betty Taylor who no doubt have been waiting for him to bring them the spark that only he can bring.
Mike is survived by his daughter Kelley Koop and Cameron Green of Bentonville, AR. His mother Norma Lake and sister Jane Jacobson of Webster City, IA, sister Karen Hill of Des Moines, IA, two sons,numerous nieces and nephews including a special thanks to Todd Koop of Webster City, IA for sending his love regularly and encouraging him to stay true to himself and continue his fight like only he could do. Thank you to the therapists, especially Darryl Guffey, nursing staff, admin and everyone that has stuck by him and helped him at Jamestown Nursing and Rehab Center in Rogers, AR. You are all wonderful and have made such an impact on our family. Mike was known far and wide as one of a kind and has left a void and emptiness in our hearts that could never be filled. However, his love and smile will carry us until we’re able to be together again. Until then, keep that sparkle in your eyes and those feet moving. We love you my beloved. A celebration of life is pending and will be announced at a later date.