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Kenneth Lee Cook

Kenneth Lee Cook, 86, of Cedar Rapids, died Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at home surrounded by his family.
Funeral service was held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Visitation was held prior to the service at the chapel. Interment was at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.
Ken was born Nov. 5, 1928, in Lisbon to Benjamin and Ethel Cook. He was married to Neva Thomas on March 17, 1946, in Cedar Rapids. Ken worked over 30 years for Coe College before retiring in 1993.
Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Neva; his children: Doug of Chattanooga, Tennessee; Bob (Sheryl) of Fairfax; Steve of Ely; Ron of Cedar Rapids; and Judy (Bill) Schwarz of Cedar Rapids; grandchildren: Robin (Chris) Powe; Jeremy (Susan) Cook; Adam Cook; Betsy (Brian) Harrison; Katy (Nick) Dohrmann; Ann (Mike) Williams; Alysa (Nick) Zinnel; Aaron Cook; Heather (Jamie) Anderson; Lindsay Cook; Tyler Cook; James (Leona) Caldemeyer; Melissa (Lon Copper) Guyer; Amber (Russ, Jr.) Wasendorf; Sara (Tim) Holt; and Rion (Shari) Schwarz.
Also surviving are great-grandchildren: David, Olivia, and Joshua Powe; Emily and Reece Rayburn; Chase and Lexi Harrison; Chloe, Blaine, and Calvin Dohrmann; Natalie and Brian Williams; Kinley Zinnel; Jackson Anderson; Mercedi and Natalie Bauer; Chloie and Elijah Caldemeyer; Maverick Guyer; Hagan Copper; Zac, Erik, and Audrey Wasendorf; Dylan Schwarz; Roman, Jagger, and Ellesyn Holt.
Surviving siblings are Dennis (Mardean) Cook of Cedar Rapids; Cathy (Mike) Stober of Fairfax; Ray (Georgia) Cook of Bedford, Texas; June (Richard) Cabrnoch of Cedar Rapids; Norma Boetel of Cedar Rapids; and sister-in-law, Mary Cook of Cedar Rapids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, great-grandson Carter John; brother James Cook; and daughter-in-law Nancy Cook.
“Grandpa Cookie” was very proud of the family he created and enjoyed spending time with everyone. He also enjoyed pitching horseshoes, camping, bird watching, polka music, dancing, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and family traditions. He will be greatly missed and always held strong in our hearts.
A special thank you to Mercy Hospice.
Memorials in Ken’s name may be directed to the family.