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David J Cooke

December 16, 1931 - June 27, 2020

U.S. Veteran

A private family service and interment will take place at the Normanna Cemetery at a later date.

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David Jeremy Cooke, 88, a lifelong Duluth resident passed away Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Wendigo Assisted Living in Grand Rapids, MN. David was born December 16, 1931 to George and Alice (Bartlett) Cooke.

He served in the USAF during the Korean War and received 3 Bronze Stars while serving his country. David married the love of his life Lone (Sironen) Cooke on March 6, 1954 and together they built their home and raised a family in Duluth. David retired after 30 years with the Teamsters driving truck for various companies, Anderson-Kivi Trucking, Zalk Joseph, Wilderness Express & RTC. He also worked ten years building pole buildings with his sons-in-law. David enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, logging, playing cards and was always up to doing a challenging puzzle. He was a member of the French River Lutheran Church. David was a hard worker, energic, always ready to help others and he could strike up a conversation with anyone no matter where he went. If you asked him who he was talking to he would say, oh, I hauled a load of pipe for the bridge next to their house.

He is preceded in death by his wife Lone J. of 65 years, his parents and stepmother Alice (Ness) Cooke, siblings George, Marge Lawrey, Evelyn Bergquist Holte, Susan Crossmon and great-granddaughter Gracie Gray.

David is survived by his children LuAnn (Roger) Thiry, Sheri (Tom) Gray and David (Brenda) Cooke, grandson Aaron (Rachael) Gray, great-grandchildren Caleb, Chloe, Austin and Harper, siblings Donna Pomeroy, Joanne (Luverne) Ruberg, Frances “Marylee” Wiseman, Gerald “Bud” (Suzanne), Joanie Crossmon, Margaret (Kenneth) Johnson, Tom (Debi), Bonnie Grubb, Doris (Bob) Siegle, Barb (Rick) Olson and many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.