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Melvin Cook

July 2, 1942 - January 28, 2015

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Monday, February 2, 2015 1:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home

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Sunday, February 1, 2015 from 2:00 PM-7:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home

Melvin Cook, 72, of Degraff, passed away Wednesday, January 28, 2015 in OSU Medical Center surrounded by his family.
He was born July 2, 1942 in Champaign County. Melvin was a 1961 graduate of Rosewood High School. He was a farmer and was the Ohio claims supervisor for ADM Crop Insurance Company. Melvin enjoyed work trips, and also camping trips. He loved sitting on the porch talking with family and friends. He also enjoyed grilling for them. If you did not find Melvin on the porch, you could usually find him at the fairgrounds. After receiving the 4-H Boy of the Year Award at the Champaign County Fair in 1960, his dedication to that fair never died. Melvin was a 4-H advisor of Triple “S” Livestock Club for 46 years, a member of the fair board for 36 years, and served as the president of the fair board for 13 years. Melvin always fought for what was right; keeping the best interest of young 4-H members in mind. From this, grew a great respect for Melvin from so many. He was also on the Rosewood Fire Department, Westville Grain Board, a township trustee, and on the Farm Bureau Board. Melvin loved running the farm with his wife and family by his side. Melvin had a passion for many things, but most of all his family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his childhood friend and wife of 50 years, Sue (Calland) Cook; 3 sons, Steve (Kara) Cook, Wayne (Debbie) Cook, and Phil (Tina) Cook; 6 grandchildren, Ray, Shelby, Emily, Ethan, Kady, and Wade; mother-in-law, Marjorie Calland. Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Donald & Mildred (Baker) Cook; his brother, Donnie; and his father-in-law, Clem Calland.
A gathering of family and friends will be held from 2-7 p.m. on Sunday, February 1, 2015 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday in the funeral home with Pastor Mark Atterholt officiating. Burial will follow in Rosedale Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers will be Ray Cook, Ethan Cook, Wade Cook, Paul Calland, Randy Leopard, Jay Underwood, Logan Rees, and Jimmy Prince. Honorary pallbearers will be Emily Cook, Shelby Cook, Kady Cook, Ashley Wagner, and Michala Faulkner.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Champaign County Fair, PO Box 38157, Urbana, OH 43078. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com


Condolences

Scott Cheney - Feb 4, 2015

I just wanted you to know that I’m sorry for your loss and your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

David Cramer - Feb 2, 2015

My sympathies to the Cook family at the loss of Melvin. Melvin hired me as a part-time adjuster in northern Ohio in 2006 with ASI. He was very helpful as I learned the ropes of crop adjusting. I always enjoyed conversations with Melvin. I’ll bet he was a great 4-H advisor. He will be missed by many.
David Cramer

virginia (straley) smith - Jan 31, 2015

I send my deepest sympathy to the family of my dear friend, Melvin and class mate from high school. God bless the family at this time and in the days to come.

virginia (straley) smith - Jan 31, 2015

I send my deepest sympathy to you the family of my dear friend, Melvin. We were classmates and good friends at Rosewood High school. God bless the family at this time and in the coming days.

virginia (straley) smith - Jan 31, 2015

I send my deepest sympathy to the family. I am an old class mate from Rosewood High School and good friends with his family and brother, Donnie. God bless you now and in the days to come.

virginia (straley) smith - Jan 31, 2015

I send my deepest sympathy to the family. I am an old class mate from Rosewood High School and good friends with his family and brother, Donnie. God bless you now and in the days to come.

Judy Baker Judd - Jan 31, 2015

So sorry to hear this. Melvin was a great guy and a pillar of the Champaign County Fair. He always had a smile on his face. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts & prayers to his family during this difficult time.

Darrell and Irish Wilcoxon - Jan 30, 2015

We just learned of your great loss. We both send our condolences and want all of you to know that you are loved and kept in our prayers. We have appreciated being neighbors for the last forty years. Your family has suffered a great loss. May the Lord bring healing and comfort to you all in the days and months ahead. In Christian Love, Darrell and Irish

Bub & Lynda Jackson - Jan 30, 2015

Sue and Boys so are so sorry for your loss, he was a wonderful husband and father. The Champaign County Fair, will never be the same, he gave so much. We are in Florida and will not be able to attend the service, but our prayers are with you and the family

Letty Roeth - Jan 30, 2015

Dear Sue, Phil, Wayne, Steve – I was so very sad when Randy called me with the news about Melvin. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Melvin was one of the good guys who will live on in the hearts and minds of family and friends. Sending my heartfelt condolences to you all. Love, Letty

Dolores Baker - Jan 30, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. May precious memories fill your hearts and ease the pain. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) I share this Scripture with you because it is a great comfort for me and I pray that it will do the same for you.

Dolores Baker - Jan 30, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. May precious memories fill your hearts and ease the pain. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) I share this Scripture with you because it is a great comfort for me and I pray that it will do the same for you.

Dolores Baker - Jan 30, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. May precious memories fill your hearts and ease the pain. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) I share this Scripture with you because it is a great comfort for me and I pray that it will do the same for you.

Dolores Baker - Jan 30, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. May precious memories fill your hearts and ease the pain. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) I share this Scripture with you because it is a great comfort for me and I pray that it will do the same for you.

Dolores Baker - Jan 30, 2015

I am very sorry for your loss. May precious memories fill your hearts and ease the pain. “And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.” (Acts 24:15) I share this Scripture with you because it is a great comfort for me and I pray that it will do the same for you.

Kim Calland Joos - Jan 30, 2015

To Sue and the boys and their families. My heart goes out to you during this time of loss. Melvin’s smile and laugh will always be in my thougts. He always like to tease me, and was the closest reminder of dad. He will be sorrily missed. I hope he and dad and Matt and Steve are enjoying a sit on the porch together in heaven. Love, Kim Doug and the boys

Jill Guider - Jan 29, 2015

Shane and I are so very sorry for your loss! Your whole family is in our thoughts and prayers!

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