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Center Point

Joseph William Cook, 84,
of Center Point, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family from renal kidney failure and chronic heart complications. His body has been donated to the University of Iowa Deeded Body Program for medical education and research. A Celebration of Life is being planned and details will be published in a complete obituary at a later date.
Joe is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Clara (Schmidt) Cook; his three daughters, Shareen (Mark) Wita of Florida, Loreen (Harry) Langley of Oklahoma, and Lisa (Ed) Wita of Iowa; and three sons, Mike (Laura) Cook, Mark (Glenda) Cook and Marv (Tracy) Cook, all of Iowa. Additional survivors include Joe's 13 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren, and one on the way; siblings, Eileen (Clarence) Serbousek, Jim (Betty) Cook and Ann (Bob) Techau; and sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Tom) Benson and their families.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Cook and Anna (Rabik) Gage; parent in-laws, Hank and Elsie Schmidt; brother-in-law, Richard "Dick" Schmidt; and grandson, Myles Cook.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mercy North Dialysis, Mercy Hospital, Mercy Home Therapy and St. Croix Hospice, for all their wonderful care and support. Especially, to St. Croix Hospice Chaplin, Gordon Lewis, for all of his support and prayers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Center Point Lions, P.O. Box 444, Center Point, IA 52213, or Camp Courageous, 12007 190th St., Monticello, IA 52310.
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