Maurice Cook

Nov 23, 2017
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Memorial Services: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Locke Funeral Home


Memorial Visitation: 10:00 to 11:00 AM Wednesday at the funeral home


inurnment in Garden of Memories Cemetery


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Maurice Chris Cook, 83, of Waterloo, IA died at Pinnacle Specialty Care on Thursday, November 23, 2017.


He was born January 24, 1934 in Olney Township, MN, the son of Mathias and Apollonia Roeder Cook and attended schools in Adrian, MN. He served in the U.S. Army from 1955‑1957


Maurice married Dena Dellinger on April 1, 1961. He married Marian (Gehring) Baker on April 14, 1989 in Waterloo.


He was an Inspector at John Deere Tractor Works and retired after 30 years in March 1989. Maurice belonged to different computer clubs, a polka club, and a hiking club in Arizona. He enjoyed photography, computers, traveling, hitting garage sales and auctions and dancing with Marian. They owned a home in Arizona for 24 years.


Maurice is survived by his wife, Marian; two daughters, Marcia (Bruce) Harris of Quasqueton, IA and Pamela (Darin) Dierks of La Porte City, IA; five stepchildren: Linda Lambert of Waterloo, Don (DeeDee) Williams of Branson, MO,  Chuck (Debbie) Williams of Eden Prairie, MN, Brian Williams of Tripoli, IA, and Tony (Pam) Williams of Tucson, AZ; 5 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; 3 step great grandchildren; two sisters, Judy (Lowell) Reese of Northwood, IA and JoAnn (Chuck) Peters of St. Peter, MN; and two brothers, Joseph Cook of Chicago, IL and Richard (Jodi) Kramer of Sandpoint, ID.


He is preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Thomas and a niece, Nancy Thomas.


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  1. Mike and BJ Jessen | Nov 26, 2017

    Sorry to learn about Maurice’s sudden death. Oir thought and prayers are with you.

  2. Dan and Mary Dias | Nov 24, 2017

    Marian, we were so shocked when Marlys stopped by our place last night to let us know that Maurice has died. He had been on my mind a lot this past week. Now I know why -- God was trying to prepare us for the news of his death. Out sympathy goes out to you and your entire family. Know that prayers are going up to our Heavenly Father thanking Him for the gift of knowing Maurice as long as we have. Sent u a private notice asking for your mailing address so we can send  a sympathy care as well as others in the park. 

    God is watching over all of you and your family at this time. 

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