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Carl F. Cook, 82, of Ogden, Iowa, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2015, at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames, Iowa.

Carl's wishes were to be cremated. A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, July 10, 2015, at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. Rev. Gary Hoyt will officiate. Following the service, friends and family will gather for a time of fellowship at the funeral home. Private family burial will be held at Glenwood Cemetery in Ogden. For online condolences and obituaries please visit:

Carl Frederick Cook was born on December 9, 1932, in Ogden, Iowa, the son of Herman and Pearl (Williams) Cook. He graduated with the Ogden High School class of 1951.

In April of 1952, Carl enlisted in the United States Navy and serving his country during the Korean War. He served in the 807 Supply Squadrant and was overseas for one year and eight months earning a Good Conduct Medal and the National Defense Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge in April of 1956, Carl returned home and worked for a short period of time at Iowa State University in Ames.

On May 18, 1963, Carl was united in marriage to Patricia Sue Scott in Ogden, Iowa. To this union two children were born: Scott and Carla. The couple made their home in Ogden where Carl worked at the Ogden Grain Elevator until retiring. Following retirement he worked part time at the Boone Wal-Mart.

Carl loved his dogs, fishing, camping, building old car models, and planning his garden during the winter months. He also enjoyed Elvis, Johnny Cash, Frank Sinatra, as well as the Red Skelton Show, John Wayne, and Clint Eastwood films.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Pat Cook on September 12, 2012, and his brother, Floyd Cook.

He is survived by his son, Scott (Allyson) Cook, and daughter, Carla (Taylor) Tidgren; three grandchildren, Andrew Cook, Andie Tidgren, and Cidney Tidgren; a sister Corrine (Laverne) Darr and many other friends and relatives.

Memorials may be left to the Community United Methodist Church in Ogden.