COOLEY, Donald J. 1927-2003
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Date: 1/7/2015 at 15:33:53
Donald John Cooley died October 19. Funeral services were October 22 at the Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center. Burial was at the Washington Township Cemetery in Morrison. Memorials may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice.
Don was born April 8, 1927, the son of Alonzo B. and Elma May (Starr) Cooley. Don attended school at Morrison and completed one year of college.
Don and Dorothy were married June 15, 1949. Don retired from the U.S. Army with over 20 years of service in December 1964. While in the Army Don received many medals and ribbons. Combat Infantry Badge and Master Parachutist Badge (Wings) were his most valued. He has two Purple Hearts, a Bronze Star, Korean Service Medal and the Glider Badge. He participated in Atomic Bomb Testing in Nevada in 1953.
He is survived by his wife, a son; three daughters; one grandson, a brother; and five sisters, including Mary Wical of Grundy Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; a sister; a son; and a daughter.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 23 October 2003, pg 3
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