Donald Benjamin Cookson
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Donald Benjamin Cookson
  • March 16, 1944 - October 29, 2017
  • Forest City, Illinois

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Donald Benjamin Cookson, 73, of Forest City, Illinois, passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at Unity Point\Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born on March 16, 1944 in Manito, Illinois to Jesse Benjamin and Anna Mae (Bright) Cookson. He married Janet E. Hofmann on September 15, 1963 in Green Valley, Illinois. She survives.

He is also survived by three children, Dale Cookson of Arenzville, Illinois, Luann (John) Bader of Pekin and Aletta Cookson of Glasford; eleven grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren; two sisters and three brothers also survive. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers.

Donald was a truck driver retiring in 1986. He loved to fish and play card games at home with family and friends.

Cremation rites will be accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. The Davison Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin will be handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the family to help with funeral and medical expenses. You may place a condolence at davisonfultonwoolsey.com.