Edward F. Cooke (moderator/ekooke), 68, of Iola died Thursday, Feb.
14, 2008, at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo.
He was born Aug. 17, 1939, in Sycamore, Ill. He grew up in Illinois
and served in the U.S. Navy from 1956 to 1960.
He received an industrial engineering certification and worked for
various industrial and manufacturing companies throughout the United
States including Berg Manufacturing in Iola. He was also a real estate
appraiser and worked with Tom Powell in Iola. He had made his home
here mostly for 30 years, traveling for industrial contract jobs.
On July 15, 1993, he was married to Sharon K. (Needham) Katzer in Le
Roy. They made their home in Iola.
He is survived by his wife of the home; a stepson, Tawn Katzer and his
wife, Keela, Kansas City, Mo.; a stepbrother and his family, Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Mattis and family, Cold Stream, Ill.; and a brother-in-law
and his family, Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Needham and family, Lamar, Mo.
I know he posted here for quite some time, he was here when I
stumbled in about 1998 or so.