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Reyers North Valley Chapel

2815 Fuller Ave Ne, Grand Rapids, MI

OBITUARY

Donald P. Cook

October 24, 1930June 27, 2020
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Donald Peter Cook, 89, of Grand Rapids met his savior face to face, on Saturday June 27, 2020. He was born on October 24, 1930 in Grand Rapids to Peter J. and Jennie Cook. He was united in marriage on August 4, 1950 to Barbara Ann LePard, who passed away in 2006.Donald is survived by his children Donald (Kathy) Cook, Tim (Ann) Cook and Dawn (Mike) Trasky. He is also survived by eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his wife Barb, parents and siblings Fannie Afman, Robert Cook, Harold Cook and Jane Sund.Donald had a servant's heart. He was very involved at Wealthy Park Baptist Church, later known as Plainfield Baptist Church. He was the head usher for many years, drove the church bus, and was known as “The Candyman”, as he always had a pocket full of smarties for the children of the church. He also volunteered at the Michigan Christian Home for many years, making popcorn for the residents. To his family, he was known as a loving grandpa and great-grandpa. He had a great sense of humor and could whistle beautifully. He was the “fix it man”, as there was nothing he couldn't fix. He also loved to bake and made many wedding cakes for family and friends.Visitation for Donald will be held Thursday at Plainfield Baptist Church, 1750 Woodworth St. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49525 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral at 11 a.m. Guests are asked to wear a mask while at church. The family would like to thank Spectrum Hospice for their excellent care. Donations in his memory may be made to Spectrum Hospice or Plainfield Baptist Church.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

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Danielle Martin

July 1, 2020

Words can't express how much I love and miss you but I have peace knowing you are exactly where you've been wanting to be for almost 14 years 💙

Jim and Barb Cook

June 29, 2020

Our trips from Wisconsin to Michigan will not be the same without going to Uncle Don's house! He was an awesome uncle and will be missed dearly. A great and godly man sums up our uncle Don. Our love to the whole family.. we are so glad to be a part of you. Thanks for the opportunity for us to come early to get to say goodbye... it was hard but much needed! Always in our prayers.

Lili Marin

June 29, 2020

I remeber bringing a purse to his house when I was little. He would fill it with Tootsie Rolls before I would leave MI. He always teased me about having a boyfriend. I will miss him, but he is with great grandma now.

Tom and Louise Efting

June 29, 2020

Our sincere condolences to you all on the homegoing of your dear dad. To God be the Glory!

Tony Santiago-Cook jr

June 29, 2020

Mr. Cook was like a father to me and I'm so glad that I had the opportunity to spend some quality time with him, you will always be in my heart, God has a great man and servant Rest in peace 🙏❤

Carol De Man

June 29, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Sounds like he was a great Dad & will be missed very much.


With sympathy, Carol De Man

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