Ronald D. Cooke, 88, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, formerly of Maquoketa, Iowa and Beloit, Wisconsin, died Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at his home. Mass of the Resurrection will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Maquoketa where the family will greet friends thirty minutes prior to service. Burial will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2019 at St. Joseph Cemetery in Chelsea, Iowa. Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids, assisted the family with arrangements.
Ronald is survived by his wife of sixty-four years, Marilyn; children: David Cooke, Tracy Barrett, both of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Diane Geissler of Santa Monica, California; and three grandchildren: Madeline Barrett of Galway, Ireland, Shane Barrett of Waukesha, Wisconsin, and Abigail Geissler of Santa Monica, California.
He was preceded in death by his parents; six siblings; and brother-in-law Roger Formanek.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ronald's name may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Please share a memory of Ronald at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.