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Junior Ray 'Chester' Cook

December 29, 1938 - August 18, 2017
Junior Ray 'Chester' Cook

Junior Ray 'Chester' Cook

Born: December 29, 1938
Died: August 18, 2017
Age: 78

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Junior Ray 'Chester' Cook, the son of Chester Ray, Sr. and Geraldine Cleone (Moe) Cook, was born on December 29, 1938, in Algona, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Algona area where he received his early education and graduated from Algona High School. Following high school, he attended Eagle Grove Community College for two years, and completed his education at Drake, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Education. Junior was a teacher for 35 years. He taught in several schools in Iowa and North Dakota. Following his retirement, he pursued his passion and became an antique dealer, buying and selling antiques. He also loved his two cats, Bear and Sparkle. He passed away on August 18, 2017, at the Lakes Regional Healthcare Center in Spirit Lake, Iowa, at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents. Left to cherish his memory are his four brothers: Larry (Kay) Cook of Milford, IA, Jerry Cook of Adel, IA, Ronnie (Cheryl) Cook of Marion, IA, and Dean (Deb) Cook of Eddyville IA; one sister, Bonnie Lambertus of Sioux Falls, SD; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, at the Riverside Cemetery in Spencer, Iowa.
Rev. Dr. Sarah Rohret
Riverside Cemetery Spencer, Iowa


Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“I met Mr. Cook when my dad moved us to Hartley to teach school,I was a very shy 5 year old.,,,,,and then he was my 5th grade teacher..........and read us wonderful books.........I will celebrate his life with you.....”
- Michele Sayre
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Mr. Cook was a very pleasant person and a good teacher. I would see him in public in his later years, after teaching. He was still the delightful person he's always been. God sure made him quite special.”
- Vicky Treimer
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