Wilbur E. Cook

Jan 7, 2018
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Memorial Services:  11:00 AM, Friday, January 12, 2018 at the Katharine Graham Pahl Chapel in Memorial Park Cemetery


for an hour before services at the chapel


Memorial Park Cemetery with military rites by the United States Navy


in lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Honor Flight or UnityPoint Hospice


Wilbur Eugene Cook, 93, of Waterloo, died at Sunrise Hill Care & Rehab Center in Traer on Sunday, January 7, 2018 of natural causes.

He was born February 6, 1924 in Parker, South Dakota, son of Nick and Aetha Hargrove Cook. He graduated from Waterloo West High School.

Wilbur married Ivyle S. Burt on September 28, 1946 in Waterloo; she died October 1, 1991.

John Deere plant maintenance for 33 years and retired on October 31, 1983. Wilbur served in the United States Navy during World War II. He received the Bronze Star for the Battle of Iwo Jima and for D‑Day day 1 on Normandy Beach.

He was a Mason and a Shriner for 50+ years. Wilbur was interested in photography; loved boating, camping, traveling, motorcycle riding and was also an airplane pilot.

He is survived by his daughter, Carol (John) Hofstadter of Buckingham; 4 grandchildren: Troy Cook, Shane (Laurel) Cook, Neil (Kara) Hofstadter, and Bridget (Jon Hoffman) Hofstadter; and 4 great‑grandchildren: Jonathan Cook, Tyler Olswold, and Dillon and Oliver Hofstadter.

Wilbur is preceded by his wife; a son, Gregory D. Cook; and sisters, Marjorie Eckersley and Winifred Zubak.

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  1. Deb (Doland) Hoffman | Jan 11, 2018
    God Bless You ALL and hang on to the wonderful memories!!
  2. Deb (Doland) Hoffman | Jan 11, 2018
    Carol and Family: My thoughts and prayers go out to all of. 93 is such a long time. I thought that he was still at home, but I guess not. No one can take the memories that I will hold nearest and dearest in my heart.

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