Dewey S. Cook 1935 - 2008
Services for Dewey S. Cook, 73, Ottawa, were Thursday, Feb. 28, at Dengel and Son Mortuary, Ottawa. Burial was at Highland Cemetery in Ottawa.
Mr. Cook died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2008, at his home.
He was born Jan. 26, 1935, in Boone County, Neb., the son of George S. and Laura M. Miller Cook.
He had lived in Ottawa since January 1962. He also lived at Albion, Neb., for 20 years; Norfolk, Neb., for three years; Omaha, Neb., for a year; Topeka, for a year; Emporia, for six months; and Scandia, for a year.
Mr. Cook graduated from Albion High School, Albion, Neb., in 1953.
He was baptized and confirmed at Albion Methodist Church, Albion, Neb., and attended Faith Lutheran Church, Ottawa. He was a member of Ottawa Lodge No. 803, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Ottawa Lodge No. 18, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons; and Aerie Lodge No. 2700. Fraternal Order of Eagles, Ottawa. He served on the Franklin County Fair Board for 18 years and the Ottawa Municipal Auditorium Board. He was the recipient of Russell Crites Award and was ambassador chairman of the Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce for eight years.
He married Dorothy A. Petersen, Aug. 22, 1954, at Albion, Neb. She survives.
Other survivors also include three daughters, Julie Mae Cook and Delilah Rae James, both of Ottawa, and Arline Fae Kindle, Eudora; a son, Dewey Cook Jr., Ottawa; a sister, Marlene Schademann, Geneva, Neb.; nine grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and five stepgreat-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by brothers, Lester Cook, Gerald Cook, Eldon Cook, Edwin Cook, Merlin Cook, Virgil Cook and William Cook; and sisters, Mildred Harbottle and Goldie Cook.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Faith Lutheran Church or Midland Hospice in care of Dengel & Son Mortuary, 235 S. Hickory St., Ottawa, KS 66067.