Edmund Cook

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INDEPENDENCE - Edmund Arthur Cook was born Feb. 17, 1921, on a farm near Troy Mills, the son of Arthur Franklin and Marie Schonberg Cook. He attended country schools and graduated from Troy Mills High School with the class of 1939. He began his fulltime farming career, spanning over five decades.
Edmund was united in marriage to Leah Ellen Keffer on June 14, 1945, at the First Christian Church in Cedar Rapids To this union were born four children: Joyce, Diane, Charles and Sharon. Edmund and his brother Ray always farmed in southeast Buchanan County, where they raised cattle and hogs. Edmund and Leah moved to their present retirement home east of Independence, in 1986.
Following a short illness, Edmund entered into his eternal rest on Friday, November 26, 2010, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence, at the age of 89 years.Preceding him in death were his parents.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Leah of Independence; his three daughters: Joyce McAtee and Diane (Gary) Davidson, all of Independence; and Sharon (Mike) Wilson of Omaha, Neb.; his son, Charles Cook of Canyon, Texas; 13 grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; his brother, Ray (Doris) Cook of Winthrop; his sister, Bernice Dusil near Troy Mills and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
A Memorial Fund has been established.
Funeral services were Monday at the Church of Christ United in Interment was in the Troy Mills Cemetery. To send a message or sign the online guestbook visit www.fawcettsfuneralhome.com under obituaries.

Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2010