Don went to be with his Lord and Savior Monday, November 18, 2019 at his home.
He was born June 24, 1931 in Kalamazoo, the son of Clarence and Mildred (Ehret) Cook. Don proudly served his country in the US Navy. He had worked at the Upjohn Company for 35 years as a printer until his retirement in 1990.
Don enjoyed working on his lawn, gardening and puzzles of all kinds. He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was a long time member of Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego. On September 15, 1956 in Kalamazoo he married Dolores Neal who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Dennis (LuAnn) Cook of Galesburg, David (Lorie) Cook of Otsego and Darcy (Ken) Hall of Portland; grandchildren, Sarah (Jeff) Drew, Brittney Hall, Gabriel (Becky) Hall, Savanah (Dalton) Porter, Michael Hall and William Cook; great-grandchildren, ZuZu, Olive and Nora; brother, James Cook along with many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and a sister.
Friends may meet with Don’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Friday, November 22, 2019 at Peace Lutheran Church in Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Nathaniel Timmermann officiating.
Burial with Military Honors will take place at 1:45 P.M., at East Cooper Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Don may be made to Peace Lutheran Church of Otsego or the Alzheimer’s Disease Research.
Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.