Cook, Joseph P.
Joseph P. Cook, 69, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2012, from an unexpected accident. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at First Congregational Church in Anamosa with a visitation beginning at 4 p.m.
Joseph Paul Cook was born on March 14, 1943, in Anamosa, Iowa, to Budd and Marie Walderbach Cook. Paul graduated from Anamosa Senior High School. He retired from Rockwell Collins after over 42 years of employment and continued to enjoy his acreage in rural Anamosa, where for many years he operated a small dairy farm. He enjoyed riding and driving horses, John Deere tractors, gardening, reading and being part of the Morley Community Activities.
He was previously married to Susan (Douglas) West and Mary (Werderman) Cook.
He is survived by six daughters, Tami (Kip) Moore of Anamosa, Dawn (John) Schneider of Jamestown, Ohio, ShyAnn (Joe) Villarreal and Sara (Bobby) Graf both of Wylie, Texas, Calli Cook Tenley of Anamosa, and Katie (Josh) DeVries of Sumas, Wash.; 14 grandchildren, Shantel (Chad) Bildstein, Kolbi Moore, Kyzer Moore, Samuel Frescoln, Ellen Frescoln, Mason Schneider, Hunter Villarreal, Jordan Villarreal, Rilee Graf, Tatum Graf, Reed Graf, Ethan Tenley, Drew DeVries and Paisley DeVries; two great-grandchildren, Brylea and Talon Bildstein; and his lifelong best friend, Judy Lewis; and daughter in mind and heart, Debbie Lewis Eilers.
Paul was preceded in death by his parents.
Published in The Gazette Aug. 22, 2012.