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“God will surround all of you with his love and keep you at this time of your loss in his care. With my sympathy You probably don't me but I am...Read More »
1 of 13 | Posted by: Patricia A. McAlister

“Dear Norma and families...thinking about you and your families at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I have been battling...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Rita Truex - New Hartford, IA

“Norma, So sorry, I know you will miss him greatly. There is no right time to let them go but God knows best. Please except my sincere sympathy to...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Carolyn Thesing - Reinbek, IA

“Julaine & family, God has a much bigger and better plan for your Dad as he is now healthy and healed. His work here is complete. Prayers for you...Read More »
4 of 13 | Posted by: Lynn Rittgers - Gowrie, IA

“Julaine, Brian & Family, We don't need to tell you that your dad has gone on to a much, much better place! You already know that. But please know...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Kolette Nelson - Fort Dodge, IA

“Norma and family you have my deepest sympathy. Dennis was a wonderful, caring man and we always enjoyed seeing you two at the office. May your...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Verlene Oldenburger - Aplington, IA

“Brenda and family. I was so sorry to hear of your dad's passing - I know it has been a rough few years for all of you. I pray it brings you comfort...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Shelly Whiteing

“We are so very sorry to learn of Dennis passing. He is in heaven. We will see him again there. ”
8 of 13 | Posted by: David & Andrea Babcock - Gordon, WI

“Dear Norma, Brenda, Bryon & Julaine & families, There simply are no words...The memories I have of Dennis (and your family) will be with me...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Sue Rewerts - Waverly, IA

“Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. Jesus will see you thru - your assorted friends from Laughlin Auto. Jack, John, Steve and Jumbo ”
10 of 13 | Posted by: Steve Garrison

“Such a nice picture. May warm and beautiful memories fill your hearts and bring you peace. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Marcia Andersen

“Our hearts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Dan & Jeanie ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Jean & Dan Bear - Humboldt, IA

“Dear Norma, Barb and I are friends of Julaine & Brian. We are also CMA members & so appreciate them and their heart to serve the Lord. Julaine and...Read More »
13 of 13 | Posted by: Roger & Barb Plath - Ogden, IA


Dennis Hook, 74, of Grundy Center, Iowa, passed away of natural causes, on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at the Grundy Care Center in Grundy Center, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at Colfax Presbyterian Church, Holland Iowa, with Pastor Larry Hoop officiating. Burial will follow at the Colfax Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Dennis Eugene Hook was born May 1, 1936, in Grundy County, Iowa, the son of Fritz and Effie (Meyer) Hook. He was raised in Grundy County attended Colfax No.5 Rural School and graduated from Grundy Center High School. On October 24, 1956, in Grundy Center, Iowa, he was united in marriage to Norma Jean Itzen at The American Lutheran Church. After their marriage they moved to Des Moines in 1956 where Dennis went to TV school, and then moved to Waterloo in 1957 and Dennis worked for Dictaphone Co. The couple made their home near Dike, Lincoln Township in 1960, where Dennis engaged in farming. In 1971, they moved to the home place near Holland where they farmed until moving to Grundy Center in 1994, where they made their home. Dennis was a member of the Colfax Presbyterian Church, where he served as a church trustee, Elder, Promise Keepers, youth sponsor, usher, Christian Ed, and sang in the church choir. Dennis enjoyed attending the kid's activities in school and their baseball, basketball, football and soccer games. Dennis loved to spend time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Norma Hook of Grundy Center, children: Brenda DeBoer and her husband Terry of Hampton, Iowa, Bryon Hook and his wife Lori of Holland, Iowa , Julaine Bidleman and her husband Brian of Fort Dodge, Iowa; 7grandchildren: Jared (Melissa) and Kyle DeBoer, Brent (Megan), Trevor and Brady Hook, Rayni and Cayci Bidleman; one great grandchild, Aiden Hook; one sister, Shirley Huesman of Colorado; a sister-in-law Minetta Tjepkes and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers-in-law, Arnold Tjepkes and LeRoy Huesman.

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