Obituary – Clyde D. “Dean” Cook

Clyde D. “Dean” Cook

BELDEN — Clyde D. “Dean” Cook, 89, Belden, died April 4, 2011 at Nebraska Veterans Home, Norfolk.
Visitation was April 6 at Johnson Funeral Home, Randolph.
Funeral services were April 7, at Union Presbyterian Church, Belden, with Rev. Rachelle McCalla officiating.
Interment was in the Belden Cemetery, Belden, with Military Rites provided by Alderson Unit American Legion Post #149, Belden.


Pallbearers were Larry Maxon, Jack McCarthy, Harold Huetig, Merlin Folkers, Dennis Sothan, Christian Sothan, Chris Ogle, and John McCorkindale.
Clyde was born April 17, 1921, in Omaha, the son of Frank and Alda (Alderman) Cook. He graduated from Rushville High School in 1939, and attended Chadron State College, Chadron. Clyde entered the United States Navy serving during World War II, from Feb. 2, 1941- Dec. 1, 1946, and later graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Vocational Agriculture from University of Nebraska, Lincoln, in 1953. He taught vocational agriculture at Valpraiso, for a short time. He then taught vocational ag classes to returning veterans from the Korean War in 1953 at Belden. Clyde married Loretta Case May 22, 1960, at Union Presbyterian Church, Belden. The couple lived in Belden and for nearly 40 years. Clyde operated a hay moving service.
Clyde was a member of Union Presbyterian Church, Belden, where he also served as an Elder; a member of American Legion Alderson Unit #149 of Belden; a member of Belden Oddfellows Lodge; and a past member Belden Volunteer Fire Department.
Clyde is survived by his wife of 50 years, Loretta Cook, Belden; three daughters, Carol Martin, Fremont; Connie and husband, Dennis Sothan, Belden; and Cindy and husband, Chris Ogle, Broken Bow; 11 grandchildren; one brother and wife, Jack and Helen Cook, Valentine; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.