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“Happy anniversary in heaven daddy. Love you and miss you. Can't wait for the day when I will see you again. ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Janice

“purple candle in honor of you dad ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: Janice - daught

“I love and miss you dad! ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Janice Havener - Zanesville, IN

“lighting another purple candle for you. Purple always was my favorite as a young girl- now it symbolizes my love for you and desire to find a cure...Read More »
4 of 12 | Posted by: Janice Havener - daughter

“Missing you- love you dad. Only helps to know that you are with grandma and aunt Bonnie again. I know you missed them and were looking forward to...Read More »
5 of 12 | Posted by: Janice Havener - Zanesville, IN

“I love you daddy! ”
6 of 12 | Posted by: Janice Havener - Daughter

“Jim and I worked together at Wayne Home Equipment. What a joy he was. Rest in Peace my friend. ”
7 of 12 | Posted by: Patricia Kline - Friend

“I actually have so many memories to share, but one of the last ones was 2 years ago when we came to our home for a cookout. He was in great spirits...Read More »
8 of 12 | Posted by: Teri Brown - North webster, IN

“Jimmy and I bowled bowled together for several yrs.Still pepper my fries like Jim taught me ! He was a great guy,super funny and I'll miss that grin...Read More »
9 of 12 | Posted by: patrick alexander - friend

“Dearest Jim Many fond memories of us going to New Haven High and the many times we walked, rode our bikes and bummed ride with anyone that would take...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Vern Frisby - New Haven, IN

“I will never forget seeing him at Norwell Basketball games, he meant a lot to me and the Norwell community. He will be dearly missed! ”
11 of 12 | Posted by: David Vogel

“Your dad was a great man..... JAN. He always made me chuckle at his jokes and he sure LOVE THE ATHLETES. WE HAD THAT IN COMMON. he will be missed...Read More »
12 of 12 | Posted by: Cathy Springer - Bluffton, IN


James "Jim" E. Cook, 81, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Markle Health and Rehabilitation, Markle. Born on October 8, 1933 in New Haven, Indiana, he graduate from New Haven High School in 1952. He worked at Western Auto, WT Grant, Wayne Home Equipment, Midwest Tool and Die and was a longtime fixture at Westwood Lanes. He was known as the "best looking man in the world" to his family, whom he love dearly. His love, devotion, and pride in all his family ran deep. "Proud, loving father and grandfather, he was a treasure and true hero to those who loved him." He loved watching Norwell High School Basketball, assisting with coaching the Norwell High School bowling team, and spending time with family and friends. He always had a new joke or story to share, bringing smiles and laughter to everyone around him. He was an incredible bowler, bowling a perfect game at the age of 72. He was known as Mr. Perfect to the bowling and business community alike.

He is survived by his children, Gary (Laura) Cook of New Haven, Carol Jean Dossen, Mary (Randy) Frick, and Janice (Richard) Havener all of Zanesville, and Kathleen "Petie" (Randy) Bair of Chandler, AZ; 13 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and brother-in-law, Thomas Combs. He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Zelda Cook; brothers, Kenneth and George Cook; and sister Bonnie Combs.

Memorial service is 4 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne. Preferred memorials are to the Alzheimer's Association, Norwell High School Athletics, or the family – c/o Janice Havener to cover medical expenses.

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