In memory of

Russell Lee Cook

March 16, 1943 - August 17, 2021
From: Wall Lake, IA
Russell Lee Cook

Russell Lee Cook

Born: March 16, 1943
Died: August 17, 2021
Age: 78
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   Russell Lee Cook (3/16/1943-8/17/2021) was born to Clifford and Anita (Freml) Cook.  He attended country school in Crawford County until the family moved to the farm southwest of Wall Lake.  He was active in the football and track and was Homecoming King his senior year.  He graduated from Wall Lake Community School in 1961.
   Russell joined the Army in 1964 and served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged in 1966.  He attended barber school in Sioux City and then moved to Iowa Falls where he met and married Deanne Hepperly.  To this union, Andrea Lynn was born.
   Russell then moved to Fort Dodge where they had a ceramic shop and antique store and Russell had a milk route for many years.  When he moved back to Wall Lake he worked for Kasperbauer Cleaners in Carroll. 
   Russell throughout his life had a passion for pheasant hunting and fishing and enjoyed taking many fishing trips.  Every year Russell raised a bountiful crop of tomatoes and enjoyed canning and sharing his crop with many.
   Those left to cherish his memories are his daughter Andrea (Andy) Johnson of Clear Lake, IA;  grandsons  Grant (Khanh) Johnson of Mason City, IA, and Charlie Johnson of Mason City, IA; sister Donna Rae Solt of Fayetteville, NC; brother Cletus (Jane) Cook of Carroll, IA; nephews Cory (Jessica) Cook of New Hampton, IA, Casey (Caitlin) Cook of Carroll, IA, Pete (Sharon) Cook of Canton, OH, and David (Alecia) Cook of St. Paul, NC, along with many extended family members and friends.
   Russell was preceded in death by his parents, Clifford and Anita Cook; brother Eugene (Linda) Cook; sister Bonnie Ann LaVaas; brother-in-law Timothy Solt; and nephew Cletus Cook Jr.
Graveside Service
11:00 a.m., Saturday
August 28, 2021
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 9:22 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Russ passing away. I will truly miss our fishing stories. He will always be missed and never forgotten.”
- Cale and Lisa Parsons
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:30 AM
“I was very sorrowful to hear Russ had passed. He was always friendly to me with a great smile. I'll miss him. ”
- Bernie Dickson
Monday, August 23, 2021 at 8:30 AM
“Russ was a favorite customer of ours, always a kind word and a good visit when he stayed with us. He was a special man with a warmth that radiated from him. Our prayers are with his family, and we hope you find some comfort in your memories of a wonderful man. ”
- Paul and Karen Johnson
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 4:48 PM
“To all of Russ's family, In a Place full of Light,full of Grace, May it bring you some peace to know that the one you love knows only peace now Thinking of you all at this time with Sympathy, Mary Jo Hauser, David, Kathleen Hauser and sons,Chuck and Kathy Gunderson and family ”
- Mary Jo Hauser
Sunday, August 22, 2021 at 4:48 PM
“Clete and Jane..I feel I know Russ well because of all the stories you shared. These are memories you will hold onto the rest of your lives. You remain in my thoughts. ”
- Marian
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