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Kenneth R. "Wookie" Cook

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Dear Linda and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have many fond memories of Ken at Pearson's. During my time there i always felt like you all were my extended family. I always enjoyed reading Ken's stories and hearing Bob talk about Ken learning to play bass. Please accept my sincere condolences during this difficult time.

Posted by: Jennifer McFarland (Edwards) - Ainsworth, IA - Coworker   Apr 14, 2016

I am sad to hear of Ken's passing. I always enjoyed chatting with him at the store. I loved his quirky personality and his big heart! Many blessings to his family.

Posted by: Christine Marcinkiewicz - Iowa City, IA - Acquaintance   Apr 13, 2016

I remember Ken when he was our paper boy. Always playing his "air guitar" while delivering the newspapers with a big smile on his face. He went to school with my daughter and with the same last name, she was often asked if they were related. He truly was a gentle giant. I will never go into the east side Ace without remembering him. My thoughts are with family and friends.

Posted by: Lucinda Cook - Iowa City, IA - Acquaintance   Apr 13, 2016

Ken and I worked together at Osco Drugstore in the 1990s. He was a peaceful, kind, friendly person and I am deeply saddened by his passing. We had many colorful conversations at work, during which Ken freely shared his unique, insightful perspectives. Also, he volunteered to assist on college film projects and he happily shared his skills and creative ideas on the set. If I could speak to Ken today I would express to him the joy it was to

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Posted by: Joe Hall - Iowa City, IA   Apr 13, 2016

Linda - I selected "Family" as the relationship because you know that Jose and I always considered Ken our adopted son! Michelle and Ken were as close as any brother and sister could be. I will miss all the Facebook posts Ken would do on different holidays or special occasions and always sign as "Son" and always address it as Mom #2.

My family always felt that Ken was part of the extended family also. They all have been calling

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Posted by: Nancy Mendoza - IOWA CITY, IA - Family   Apr 13, 2016

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'm just a customer from Ace but I wanted his family to know how I really liked him. He was always friendly in a funny scary way with my kids. It made us laugh every time we went in. Once my daughter was acting up and I told she couldn't have a sucker because of how she was behaving. He put on his scary stern face and as soon as I turned around he'd

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Posted by: Laura Mcgarvey - Iowa city, IA - Acquaintance   Apr 13, 2016

Dear Linda and Darald

So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Beside knowing you both through church, I also knew Ken working at Ace. He was always so kind, pleasant and helpful. I had asked not to long ago where he was and the staff told me of his illness. However I had no idea this was your Ken. May God give you support and his blessings through this sorrowful time.
Peace and Love
Colee Hospers

Posted by: Colee Hospers - Iowa City, IA - Friend   Apr 13, 2016

I will miss visiting with Ken at Lenoch and Cilek!
Ken came to my rescue many years ago when I was trying to help my friend Lois into her wheelchair. He was a very caring, considerate young man!

Posted by: Katie Lammers - Friend   Apr 13, 2016

I had the pleasure of knowing Ken for many years, first as K.R. the neighborhood paper delivery boy and later as Ken, a co-worker at Osco Drug. Despite his (at times) intimidating presence and his passion for obscure heavy metal music, he loved to work the front register and interact with customers of all ages. He always had good work ethic and found ways to make his job enjoyable for himself and his co-workers. I am fairly certain he invited

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Posted by: Jeffrey Lynch - St. Paul, MN - Friend   Apr 13, 2016

Linda and family -
Please accept our deepest sympathies! It doesn't seem that long ago that Kenny would come over after school. We loved seeing Kenny as an adult at CVS and Ace and know he will be truly missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers! Take care. Tim and Julie Taylor

Posted by: Tim and Julie Taylor    Apr 13, 2016