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Lloyd K. Cooling


Lloyd K. Cooling, 81, of Ely, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018, at his home. Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at St. John Lutheran Church in Ely. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Solon. Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, at Brosh Chapel & The Avacentre in Solon.
Lloyd was born Oct. 4, 1937, in rural Marshall County, the son of Eldon and Julia (Borton) Cooling. He graduated from Newburg High School. Lloyd was united in marriage to Lois Malatek on Sept. 19, 1961, at St. John Lutheran Church. He worked for FJ Krob, FMC and Tjelmeland Construction.
After retirement, he enjoyed making trophies alongside his son, Kevin and wife, Sue. He loved spending time fishing, woodworking, gardening and keeping his yard looking the best. He and his wife enjoyed their trips to Wisconsin apple orchards, as well as an occasional casino visit, playing his favorite "Lucky Leprechaun" machine. Most of all, Lloyd loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids and great-grandkids.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Lois; his son, Kevin Cooling of Cedar Rapids; his daughters, Jackie (Mark) Brown of Cedar Rapids and Kim Cooling of Ely; five grandchildren, Nicholas (Cassie) Cooling, Christopher (Becca) Cooling, Lauren Cooling, Colin and Morgan Brown; four great-grandsons, Carter, Corbin, Hayes and Miller Cooling; his sister, Margaret (Dick) Hajek; his brothers, Garol (Ruth) Cooling, Vernon (Ruth) Cooling, Lyle (Joyce) Cooling and Duane (Debbie) Cooling; sisters-in-law, Sheryl (Allen) Tjelmeland, Sue (Jess) Schulte, Patricia Malatek and Lu Ann Cooling; a brother-in-law, Pat Malatek; as well as many special nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; father and mother-in-law, Robert and Marian Malatek; brothers, Charles (Esther) Cooling, Darol (Joyce) Cooling, Dale Cooling, Dallas (Mary) Cooling and Gary Cooling; sister, LaVonne (Walt) Walters; brother-in-law, Tom Malatek; a sister-in-law, Gloria Malatek; and his beloved daughter-in-law, Sue Cooling.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.
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