Jan. 2, 1953 - June 8, 2009
OBERLIN -- Verl Ray Cook, 56, died Monday (June 8, 2009) at Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha.
He was born Jan. 2, 1953, at Oberlin to Royce and Lola (Derley) Cook. He grew up on a farm northeast of Oberlin and attended Vallonia and Oberlin Elementary and graduated from Decatur Community High School in 1971.
He lived on a farm northeast of Oberlin where he was a farmer and rancher.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Lee Royce Cook.
Survivors include his parents, Royce and Lola Cook of Selden; daughters, Janel Freeman of Amarillo, Texas and Becky Cook of Topeka, Kan.; sister, Sharon and husband, Lyle Zimmerman of Grinnell, Kan.; and two grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 2 p.m., at Pauls Funeral Home in Oberlin with brother, John Paulson officiating. Interment will be in the Oberlin Cemetery.
Visitation will be today until 8 p.m., and Thursday from 8 a.m., until time of service at the funeral home.
Memorials may be given in his name.
Pauls Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.