Keith Cook Obituary, Death – Keith Cook passed away at his home. Keith Molln Cook, the son of Charles and Vera (Molln) Cook, was born on September 29, 1948, in the rural area of Adair County, Iowa, in the comfort of his own home. In 1961, he and his entire family were baptized as members of the Stanzel Baptist Church in Grand River, which is located in the state of Iowa.
1966 was the year that he graduated from Greenfield High School. After that, Keith received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and from Grace Bible Institute, both of which were located in Omaha, Nebraska. In 1970, Keith and Carol Strong met at Stanzel Christian High School, and the following year, they were married.
Early in his career, Keith worked as a teacher; however, he eventually transitioned into a management role for Hy-Vee food stores, eventually holding positions in Ames, Newton, and Boone, Iowa, in addition to New Ulm, Minnesota. His interests led him to purchase and run his own business, Cyclone Printers of Ames, which he owned and operated with the assistance of his family until the early 2000s, when he decided to sell it. He did so with the help of his family.
At the time of his passing, he was actively involved in the Oakwood Road Church, which is part of the CityChurch of Ames-Des Moines, where he was serving as the chairman of the elder board. In addition to that, he was the Chairman of BILD International, which is a worldwide church-based leadership organization with its headquarters in Ames.
In addition to being a devoted follower of the Minnesota Twins, an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, and trapping, Keith never missed a single game of the team’s regular season. But his family was the source of his greatest happiness. Along with his lifelong dedication to serving the members of his faith family, his greatest passion was the love he had for his own children and grandchildren. His parents, Charles and Vera, as well as his wife, Caroline, and his brother, Curtis, all passed away before he did.
Keith is survived by his three children, Maxton Cook (and his wife Heather), Jordan Cook (and his wife Patricia), and Tamara Law (and her husband Daniel), all of Boone; two brothers, Jack Cook (and his wife Connie) and Kevin Cook (and his wife Patricia), both of Ames; and seven grandchildren, Lydia, Calvin, Marcus, Anthea, Elliana, Theodore, and Thayne.
On Thursday from 5 until 7 pm, there will be a visitation held at the CityChurch of Ames-Des Moines, which is located at 2400 Oakwood Rd. in Ames. A Memorial Service to Celebrate the Life of the Deceased will be held at CityChurch Ames-Des Moines on Friday at 2:00 pm.