HOOK, John A. 1915-2000
HOOK, HAAN, PATERNI
Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2017 at 22:13:44
John A. Hook, 84, of Aplington, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2000, in the Hampton Health Care in Hampton from Alzheimer's disease. He had been a resident for over four years at the center.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 22, at 2:30 p.m. at the Aplington Baptist Church, Aplington, with Rev. Marlin Mohrman and Rev. Jeanne Koughn officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church Cemetery, rural Wellsburg.
Pallbearers were Ervin Rewerts, Robert Ridder, Matthew Lindeman, Larry Rewerts, Merle Ridder and Karl Uhlenhopp.
John was born the son of Henry and Minnie Haan Hook on June 10, 1915, in Pleasant Valley Township, Grundy County, Wellsburg. He received his education in a rural school, Pleasant Valley No. 4, near his home.
On December 14, 1939, John was united in marriage with Lena Paterni in the Wellsburg Reformed Parsonage. Last year they celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. They farmed in the Pleasant Valley area and purchased their farm in 1963. John retired in 1987. He loved the outdoors, kept the farm neat and especially enjoyed the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
John was an active member of the Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church and served as a trustee and janitor for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
John is survived by his wife, Lena Hook of Aplington; two daughters and sons-in-law, Beverly and Larry Lindeman and Connie and Sidney Penning, all of Aplington; four grandchildren, Lori and Karl Uhlenhopp of Aplington, Matthew and Jan Lindeman of Hubbard, Anita Penning and Kristy Penning of Aplington; three great-grandchildren, Richard and Ellie Uhlenhopp and Katie Lindeman; and two sisters, Anna Ridder of Wellsburg and Jennie Rewerts of Maple Manor Village in Aplington.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 27 April 2000, pg 3
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