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Otto Joseph Cooklin 1893-1960


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 6/16/2011 at 21:26:58

Marshal Dies While Making His Rounds
Superior – Otto Joseph Cooklin, 67, Superior town marshal, died suddenly last night about 9 o’clock of a heart attack while making his rounds and watching for Halloween pranksters. George Russell of Superior found Mr. Cooklin slumped over in his car which was parked near the Town Hall. He was taken at once to the Dickinson County Hospital but was pronounced dead upon arrival there. Mr. Cooklin was reported to have had a heart condition for several years. He had been marshal of Superior for the past three or four years.

Born Aug. 6, 1893 at Pomeroy, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Cooklin. He received his education in that area.

Mr. Cooklin was married Nov. 22, 1915 to Elizabeth Kelly at Emmetsburg. For a year after their marriage the couple lived in Emmetsburg where Mr. Cooklin operated a blacksmith shop. They moved to Ayrshire in 1917 and Mr. Cooklin continued his work as blacksmith for several years until they moved to a farm near Wilmont, Minn. They farmed at Wilmont until about five years ago when they moved to their present home in Superior.

Mr. Cooklin is survived by his widow; one son, Joseph of Spirit Lake, and two grandchildren, Joseph and Lillian Cooklin, Spirit Lake; one sister, Mrs. Hattie Perrin of Rolfe, and three brothers, Herman of Estherville, Rudy, living in Illinois and Richard of Minneapolis.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Funeral mass is to be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, the Rev. James H. Duhigg officiating. Burial is to be in Catholic Cemetery. Rosary will be recited Wednesday at 8 p. at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home.

Friends may call at Sandin-Fuhrman Funeral Home from this evening until time of services. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, November 1, 1960)


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