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 Ralph E. Cook, Jr

Ralph E. Cook, Jr

Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Death 27 Mar 2010 (aged 92)
Tuscola, Douglas County, Illinois, USA
Burial Du Quoin, Perry County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 111815028 · View Source
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Ralph E. Cook, Jr., 92, of Tuscola, formerly of Du Quoin, passed away at 6:20 p.m., Saturday, March 27, 2010 at the Tuscola Health Care Center in Tuscola, Illinois.

Ralph had worked as a railroader, as well as a coal miner at Peabody #14. He had worked for R.G. LeTourneau in Peoria, Illinois. as a welder. Later he moved to Tuscola, Illinois. and worked as a repairman for U.S.I. Chemical Company for 17 years. He then moved back to Du Quoin and spent 11 years with Phelps Dodge Cable Company as a repairman. Ralph had been schooled in Du Quoin.

He was born Feb. 9, 1918 at St. Johns, Illinois, the son of Ralph E. and Augusta (Johnson) Cook, Sr.

He married Pauline Davis on July 28, 1936 at Du Quoin and she preceded him in death on Oct. 3, 1986. He then married Mary Louise Johnson on Dec. 11,1987 at West Frankfort, Illinois. and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2003.

He is survived by one daughter - Sharon V. Cook of Illiopolis, one daughter-in-law - Marilyn Cook of Tuscola, friend of the family - Cheryl Lawyer of Illiopolis, two step-daughters - Donna Brocaille of Tamaroa, and Connie Martin of Albuquerque, New Mexico, four grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, 13 great great grandchildren, and numerous step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two wives, one son - Ralph E. Cook III, and one step daughter - Eloise Coffel.

Funeral services were at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin with Rev. Joe Wagner officiating.

Friends called from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday at the Searby Funeral Home in Du Quoin.

Burial was in the Sunset Memorial Park in Du Quoin.

Friends may make memorials to the Perry County Health Department Home Health and will be accepted at the funeral home.

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