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8/4/2014 11:18:00 AM
Richard Cook
Mr. Cook
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Mr. Cook



Richard J. Cook, 91, of Princeton died at 4:26 a.m. Aug. 3, 2014, in Liberty Village of Princeton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in First Lutheran Church in Princeton. The Rev. Norman Femrite will officiate. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery in Princeton with military rites.
Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday in the church.  Grant-Johnson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Cook was born May 18, 1923, in Princeton to Joel and Pauline (Hassler) Cook. He married Joyce E. Schultz of Princeton. She died Nov.  25, 2004.
Mr. Cook was a 1996 graduate of Princeton High School. He served in the U.S. Navy as a Seaman First Class in World War II.
 He worked as a supervisor at Jostens, retiring in 1996. He was a member of First Lutheran Church in Princeton and was active in Boy Scouts.
Survivors include five daughters: Diane (Norlyn) McCormick of Yates City, Carol (Glen) Cooley of Griggsville, Jody (Richard) Hildebrand of Princeton, Laura (Michael) Atkinson of Walnut, Phyllis (Dennis) Miller of Princeton; two sons, Richard J. (Betty) Cook II of Princeton, Eldon (Kathleen) Cook of Walnut; 17 grandchildren: Joel (Lisa) McCormick, Jessica (Grant) Lewis, Alysia Cooley, Richard Cooley, Chandra (Alex) Knight, Blake Hildebrand, Anthony Atkinson, Eliza Atkinson, Audra, Julie and Rachel Miller, Emily Timmons, Katie Timmons, Carina (Brian) Gonet, Gabriel Cook, Regan Cook and Titus Cook; five great-grandchildren: John Lewis, Caleb Lewis, Lily McCormick, Jane McCormick and Vernon Gonet; one sister-in-law, Jean Schwingle of Mendota and several nieces and nephews. 
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; two brothers Elmer Cook and LeRoy Cook; and two sisters, Alta Cook and Dorothy Cook.
Pallbearers will be Joel McCormick, Grant Lewis, Richard Cooley, Alex Knight, Anthony Atkinson, Blake Hildebrand, Gabriel Cook, Titus Cook and Brian Gonet.






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