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Eldon R. Cook

December 1, 1931 — December 4, 2016

Eldon R. Cook passed into eternal life on Dec. 4th, 2016 at the age of 85.

Eldon was the youngest son of the late Casper and Lillie Cook of Imperial, Nebraska.

Eldon graduated as an Imperial Longhorn, from the class of “49”, and then went on to graduate first from McCook Community College with an AA and then on to the University of Nebraska- Lincoln where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration.

Eldon went on to work in several different companies using his math and accounting skills and then moved into what became a very distinguished career as an auditor for the government, ending his career as a Contracting Officer for the USAF Special Projects in 2000.

Eldon met the love of his life Jennie Lou Kotschwar on a blind date in March of 1951 and they married January 1st of 1952.  Eldon and Jennie Lou shared an almost 65 year love story. Hey were blessed with five daughters, Cynthia (Matthew) Mlekush, Jennel (Ted) Slaeker, Bonnita (Dennis) Lee, Charity (Shawn) Serdahl and Cathy (Jim) Fitch.  From these daughters and sons, Eldon and Jennie Lou were blessed with 11 grandchildren: Akasha Mlekush Brown, Dionna Mlekush, Aubrey Slaeker, Micaela Slaeker, Jared Mlekush, Shiloh Slaeker, Hannah Fitch, Amyiah Serdahl, Ruby June Serdahl and Mercy Lee.

Eldon is preceded in death by their infant daughter Barbara Jeanne, and is survived by many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.

Eldon was a man defined by his faith in Christ, his compassion and love.  He will be greatly missed and forever remembered.

There will be a Remembrance Service and interment at the Garden Prairie Methodist Church in Frontier County, Nebraska on Tuesday December 13, at 10 AM.

Memorials may be given to the charity of one’s choice.

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