Cooper John Zeien

Feb 11, 2020


No services are planned.


Inurnment will be in Sawyer Cemetery, rural La Porte City.


Cooper John Zeien, age 37, of Oelwein, Iowa and formerly of La Porte City, died Tuesday, February 11, 2020 in Oelwein.

He was born September 13, 1982 in Waterloo, the son of Henry John and Janet Kay (Shields) Zeien.  Cooper attended La Porte City Schools and had worked as a welder in the railroad industry.

Survivors include his parents, Henry John and Janet Zeien of La Porte City; a son, Caleb Yerkes and a daughter, Rachel Yerkes, both of Independence, IA; two brothers, Justice (Nancy) Zeien of La Porte City and Gable (Tammy) Zeien of Jesup, IA.

He was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

No services are planned and inurnment will be in Sawyer Cemetery in rural La Porte City. La Porte City Funeral Home (342-3131) is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Dawn Hess | Feb 18, 2020

    Our Condolences to your Family. Losing a child is very detrimental . We pray in the hours, days, months, years ahead you can find some Peace.  Our children should not go before us.

    May your faith see you through, do lean on one another, we have found this somewhat helpful. No words can replace your hurt, none!!!


    We have experienced a loss of our child in a tragic accident 11/30/19 bareley 26. Our youngest daughter.

     The grief came to us in waves and its still hitting us quite hard.  God bless him GOD BLESS you all during this time. We'll hold you in our prayers. Dawn and Todd Hess and families. 


    If we can help in anyway please contact us.  

  2. Lynn Streif | Feb 13, 2020
    My thoughts and prayers are with you.  He us at peace now.  God Bless .
  3. Ashley Newton | Feb 13, 2020
    Cooper was my honarary brother. My whole family will miss him dearly.  Another man taken to soon. Fly high and free Coop I Love u. He was a wonderful man and will be dearly missed. Rip you
  4. Lori Lamb | Feb 13, 2020
    John, Janet, JJ, Gable and families, I am so sorry to hear of your loss.  No words can heal your pain.  Please know I am thinking of you and pray for your healing. I am so sorry.  May God guide through this difficult time.
  5. Dan Loeb | Feb 13, 2020
    Cooper was one of my best friends this news hurts my heart he was my dads favorite extra son I have so many memories flooding me right now I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Take peice in knowing he no longer struggles and is happily and patiently waiting to see us all again 
  6. Janet Liming | Feb 13, 2020
    John and Janet, I can't tell you how deeply sorry I am to learn of the passing of Cooper. As there is no consolation to the pain or loss of losing a child, no matter what age, I hope knowing that he has been rewarded with eternal life is of some comfort. I used to be so entertained by all three of your boys and how hard they worked, and played, when they were in their younger years. These are some of the memories I will maintain and I know yours are countless.  May they help you get through these difficult times. God's blessings to Cooper as he enters the Gates of Heaven and to you and your family as you say goodbye to him on Earth.

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