The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


June 7, 2013

Archie Cook Jr.

CLINTON — Archie A. “Sonny” Cook, Jr., 74 of Clinton died Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Mercy North Medical Center.

 Cremation rites have been accorded.

Memorial services will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday June 11, at the Pape Funeral Home. A visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. Tuesday until the service hour at the funeral home. Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the family in lieu of flowers. Online condolences may be left at

Archie was born on Oct. 21, 1938 in Clinton, the son of Archie and Elaine (Bark) Cook Sr.

Archie grew up on Beaver Island and loved sharing memories of his childhood there. In 1953, the Cook family moved to Fulton, Ill. He attended Lyons High School.

He married Carol Ann Miller on May 21, 1960 in Clinton, and they were married just short of celebrating their 44th wedding anniversary when Carol passed away on May 14, 2004. Archie worked at Curtis Company, Ringland & Johnson Construction, Chemplex, Stewart Poster Advertising, and for 35 years as a welder at Chicago Northwestern Railroad/Union Pacific, retiring in 2004.

Archie enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman. He loved to hunt for turtles, deer, pheasant, ducks, rabbits and squirrels. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He also enjoyed the sport of boxing and NASCAR. He had a great love for Elvis, country music and his automobiles. He also loved to cook.

Archie is survived by his two children, Kathi Ripperger of Des Moines, IA and David (Lynne) Cook of Lincoln, NE; two grandsons, Austin Ripperger and Joey Bloomer; two sisters, Grace (Chuck) Miller of Springfield, IL and Joan (Terry) Petrehn of Jacksonville, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife, Carol, and a brother, Bobby.

Death date: June 6, 2013


Text Only
  • Sharon Darlene Hayes CALAMUS — Sharon Darlene Hayes, 69, of Calamus, died Saturday at Wheatland Manor.The family will greet visitors from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Tuesday at Faith Lutheran Church in Calamus. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church. The

    July 28, 2014

  • Joseph F. Clancy Cedar RapidsJoseph F. ClancyJoseph F. Clancy, 46, of Cedar Rapids and formerly of Clinton, died Sunday at his mother’s home in Clinton. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home in Clinton.

    July 28, 2014

  • Robert Hammer ClintonRobert HammerRobert Hammer, 84, of Clinton died Sunday, July 27, 2014 at his home. Arrangements are pending at the Pape Funeral Home.

    July 28, 2014

  • Kimball Wilma C. Kimball Wilma C. KimballNov. 4, 1917 - July 26, 2014CAMANCHE — Wilma C. Kimball, age 96, of Camanche, passed away Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center North. There will be no visitation. Graveside services will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jul

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Linda J. Pro ClintonLinda J. ProLinda J. Pro, 70, of West Hartford, Connecticut, formerly of Clinton, died Wednesday at the Hartford Hospital – Hartford, Connecticut. Arrangements are pending at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory.

    July 26, 2014

  • Steven C. Charnoski photo Steven C. Charnoski Feb. 24, 1948 – July 24, 2014CAMANCHE — Steven C. Charnoski, 66, of Camanche, passed away, Thursday, July 24, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center – Clinton.Funeral Services will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-26-14 Delbert H. Stamp photo Delbert H. Stamp Oct. 2, 1931 – July 24, 2014CLINTON — Delbert H. Stamp, 82, of Clinton, passed away, Wednesday, July 24, 2014 at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook, Iowa.Funeral Services will be 2:30 p.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Ho

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Joyce Hartman March 22, 1919 – July 24, 2014MOUNT CARROLL, Ill. — Joyce Ramona L. Hartman, 95, of Rockford, passed away on Thursday, July 24, 2014, in Wesley Willows Health Center. Born March 22, 1919, in Kirkland, Ill., the daughter of George and Nellie (Burt) La

    July 26, 2014

  • Jana Sue Goettsch Jana Sue Goettsch June 1, 1955 – July 25, 2014LOWDEN — Jana Sue Goettsch, 59, of Lowden, died Friday, July 25, 2014, at Wheatland Manor.She was born June 1, 1955 in Clinton to Robert R. and Dolores Shelton Stankee. She married Jeff Goettsch on November 25, 1989 in Wh

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • Doris D. Sheldon ClintonDoris D. SheldonDoris D. Sheldon, 83, of Clinton, died Thursday at Mercy Living Center – South, Clinton.The funeral will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014 at the Clinton Chapel Snell-Zornig Funeral Homes & Crematory. Visitation will be from 10

    July 26, 2014