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Pauline Cooper, 84, of St. Charles, passed away peacefully Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Presence St. Joseph Hospital surrounded by the love and prayers of her family. Pauline was born on June 22, 1930 to proud parents Gustav and Edna (Anderson) Blomberg in Harvard, Illinois. She grew up on her family’s farm just outside of Harvard. Pauline attended a one room school house until 8th grade and she graduated with the class of 1948, from Harvard High School. After high school, she went onto Swedish Covenant Teaching Hospital for Nursing Training, where she received her nursing certificate. She returned to school at The College of Saint Francis in Joliet and received her BA degree in 1978. Pauline went to a church picnic during nursing school, and was introduced to Darwin Cooper by his sister Iona. From that first meeting they knew they were meant to be together. They were united in marriage on September 12, 1951 on her family farm outside of Harvard. They made their home in Savanna where Darwin was a school teacher. Pauline and Darwin where blessed with their first son, David, while in Savanna. They lived there for a couple of years then moved to Lanyon, IA, where they were blessed again with another son, Phillip. They moved to Downers Grove for a couple years, then to West Chicago where they bought their first home. The family was complete when the good Lord gave them one more son, Jonathan. In 1964, they moved to St. Charles where they spent the rest of their years.Pauline was a Registered Nurse. She worked in hospitals at the start of her career, until finding a home working for Doctors Wiltrakis and Liesen for over 30 years, until her retirement in 1991.Pauline was a devoted member of Grace Lutheran Church of Lily Lake for 41 years. When Pauline wasn’t taking care of patients, she loved to quilt. Her quilting was a true artistry. She was always using her hands, she liked to needlepoint, and she could knit up a storm, anything that would keep her hands busy. She enjoyed reading, whatever caught her eye, from mysteries to biographies. There wasn’t a crossword puzzle that Pauline couldn’t solve. She and Darwin loved to take the family on trips and they enjoyed camping on all family vacations. When they retired they bought a trailer to take on their trips. Pauline traveled the world, from Germany to Tunisia, Morocco, England, and a long drive through Canada. Pauline’s favorite thing in life was her family. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren, and would spend as much time with them as she could. Pauline is gone from this Earth but will never be forgotten. Pauline is survived by her 2 children, Phillip Cooper and his wife Susan Urban of Trout Lake, MI,Jonathan Cooper and his wife, Kris Cooper of St. CharlesFive Grandchildren:Erin Cooper, Rhiannon Cooper and her fiance Jackson, Jeremy Cooper, David Cooper his wife, Mandy and Sarah Cooper, One Brother, Marshall Blomberg of Spring Harbor, MI;Sister in law, Iona Sunden of Coloma, WI; and oneDaughter in law Eileen Conway of Fairfax, VAPauline is preceded in death by her husband, Darwin; her son, David; her parents Gust and Edna Blomberg; her brother Lawrence and sister Audrey Blomberg.A visitation will be held Monday, March 9, 2015 from 9 until 11 am, with a Memorial service to celebrate Pauline’s life to follow at 11am at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 1145 N 5th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174. A memorial has been established in Pauline’s name to benefit Bethlehem Lutheran Church in St. Charles. Checks may be made to the "Pauline Cooper Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through www.conleycare.com.