In memory of

Marcella Cook

December 25, 1918 - July 21, 2019
From: Wall Lake, IA
Marcella Cook

Marcella Cook

Born: December 25, 1918
Died: July 21, 2019
Age: 100
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   Marcella Marie (Neppl) Cook, age 100 of Wall Lake, Iowa passed away peacefully on Sunday, July 21, 2019.  Marcella was born on Christmas Day, December 25, 1918, in Estherville, Iowa to Anna (Bachman) and Joseph Neppl. The eldest of four children, she was joined by siblings Marcus, Alma and Lillian. The family moved to Wall Lake in 1928, following the death of her father. Marcella graduated from Wall Lake High School in 1937.

   A devout Catholic, Marcella was baptized and confirmed in the faith. She married Roy Cook on January 29, 1942, at St. Josephs parish in Wall Lake. The couple was blessed with three children: Mark LaRoy, Noel Dean, and Janice Ann. Marcella and Roy settled south of Wall Lake where they farmed until retirement in 1980. She was known for her famous lunches during haying time which always included cake, sandwiches and great coffee.

   Marcella enjoyed spending time with her family and most days shared breakfast with her sons, Mark and Noel. She talked on the phone each day with her daughter, Janice, and could often be found enjoying afternoon tea parties with her sisters. On Sundays after Mass, she hosted coffee and rolls for her children, grandchildren, extended family and friends. Marcella enjoyed music and could always be counted on for a dance.

   A centenarian, Marcella has experienced 100 years of a life well lived and loved. Her humor and sharp wit will be missed by her family.

   Marcella is survived by her sister Lillian Schroeder; children Noel (Elaine) Cook of Wall Lake, Iowa and Janice (David) McChesney of Lincoln, Nebraska; daughter-in-law Cathy Cook (Rick Vetter) of Wall Lake, Iowa; nine grandchildren: Justin Cook (Valerie Merchant) and McKinze Cook (Sean Fredericks) of Portland, Oregon; Haley Cook of Ames, Iowa; Alissa (Corey) Blair of Treynor, Iowa; Kellen Cook of Urbandale, Iowa; Lexie (Colin) Ryan of Lawton, Iowa; Damon Cook of Wall Lake; and Michael and Scott McChesney of Lincoln, Nebraska; four great-grandchildren: Autumn, Caidah and Graysen Blair and Addison Fredericks; many extended family members and friends.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Mark; sister Alma Bluml; and brother Marcus Neppl.

Mass Of The Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Saturday
July 27, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
4:00 - 7:00 p.m., Friday
July 26, 2019
St. Joseph Catholic Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Friday, July 26, 2019 at 3:42 PM
“A good death is one that comes at the end of a good life. By all accounts, Marcella's life was a good one, and so I think of her death as good also. Those of you who knew her well and loved her, I hold you in my prayers. We know that death ends a life but not its relationships, and so I think of her as nearby. Loved the quote from Hunter S. Thompson. Sorry that it went missing. God bless us all. Lee Bachman ”
- Lee B Bachman
Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 2:41 PM
“Your mom (and dad -Roy) were really good people and very good friends of our mom and dad (Kermit & Elsie). They had a lot of great times together. I especially remember their new years eve get togethers - dinner and drinks. I bet our parents are catching up in heaven right now. Take care and God bless. Dave, Jan, Cathy, Joe, Ray, Barb, Rose and Ed.”
- Janet Koster
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at 11:43 AM
“May His promise of eternal life be a comfort to you on the loss of one so dear.
I will miss stopping in to see Aunt Marcella at the nursing home when I'm back to Ia.
Mary Jo Hauser and family”
- Mary Jo Hauser and family
Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3:10 PM
“Noel sorry to hear of your mother's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Jerry Boger
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