Jerry L. Cook, age 86 of Missouri Valley, passed away on Tuesday, July 19, 2022, with his wife of 65 years by his side. Jerry was born Sept. 14, 1935, in Mondamin, to Inah Burkhart McClannahan.
Jerry joined the United States Navy at 17 and served for nearly four years in the Korean War. He enjoyed playing baseball to blow off steam during that time. After the Navy he began working at Griffin Pipe where he dedicated 33 ½ years. At the same time he cared for his farm and enjoyed spending time riding his horses. He rode horses with his grandkids and showed his team of ponies in local parades. He made every sporting event of his sons that he could. Additionally, he enjoyed watching his sons compete at the race track. He was also an avid bowler and traveled all over the U.S. with his wife for tournaments.
He married Patsy Fellows on June 30, 1957. To this union, three children were born.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Inah Burkhart McClannahan; and grandson, Alex Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy Cook; sons, Dennis (Lorry) Cook, Dale (Lisa) Cook, Jerry (Kim) Cook; grandchildren, Jared, Jon, and Josh Cook, Tyler (Chelsey) and Leslie Cook, and Colton (Abby) Cook, Lexie (Noah) Myler, and Ashlyn (Creighton) Cook; great-grandchildren, Coraline, Mirabell, and Royce Cook.
Visitation was Thursday, July 21, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. The funeral service was Friday, July 22, 2022, at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley. Pastor Art Brownlee officiated. The vocal selection was “Amazing Grace” and the music selections were “Sweet By and By” and “When the Roll is Called Up Yonder”. The honorary casket bearers were Jared Cook, Jackie Gdowski, Adam Gdowski, Leslie Cook, Lexie Cook, and Ashlyn Cook. The casket bearers were Jon Cook, Josh Cook, Tyler Cook, Noah Myler, Colton Cook, and Marty Lager. The final resting place is Rose Hill Cemetery in Missouri Valley. Military Honors were conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley and VFW Post 6256 and O’Hara Seeley Post of Logan.
Arrangements made by Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley. www.hennesseyonline.com