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Margit Ilse Maria Cooper

June 16, 1927 ~ August 24, 2018 (age 91)
The most amazing person we’ve ever known has gone to join the angels.  We were blessed to call her Mom, Oma and friend. She had a remarkable life and touched everyone she met. Born and raised in the Sudetenland, the oldest child in her family, Margit survived the work camps during WWII, and also being forced from her home with only what she and her family could carry.  They were refugees sent to West Germany.  Always an industrious girl, Margit spoke English as a young woman and was able to find work for an American military family. She fell in love with an American soldier, they were married, moved to the US and had two children, which she raised mostly on her own. She always worked multiple jobs while Dad was serving our country.  When Dad retired in 1968, they relocated to Miami, where our family opened Cooper’s Restaurant – known for home-cooked meals at the best prices.  Breakfast with homemade biscuits and, in the later years, known for the best German food in Miami. 
For 27 years, she spent most of her time in a tiny kitchen where she put out so many amazing meals.  Always taking a moment in the morning to look out the small kitchen window to admire the sunrise and be grateful for every day.
Cooper’s Restaurant was the place where many wonderful memories and lifelong friendships were made. Some of her happiest moments were cooking for the many and seeing the joy that it brought to them.
We will miss you, Mom, we will always cherish what you taught us and all the memories you made with us.
All of our love, Freeman, Heidi, Bob, Freeman, RyAnn, Robert, Heather, Angel, Trevor, Ava, Freeman and Enzo.
As per Mom’s wishes, there will be no service at this time.  A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date.
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