Janis K. Cook

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Janis Kay Cook, 71, of Guttenberg, died Monday, July 3, 2017, at the Great River Care Center in McGregor.

Funeral services were Saturday, July 8, in the Bates Funeral Chapel in Oskaloosa, conducted by Rev. Derek Sellars. Visitation was before services at the funeral chapel.

Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery, near Leighton.

Janis was born Wednesday, July 3, 1946, in Ottumwa, the daughter of Edward and Blanch Rose Kanselaar. She graduated from the Oskaloosa High School with the Class of 1964. Following graduation, Janis worked at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids until her retirement in 1999. On June 6, 1977, Janis was united in marriage to Dennis Cook at St. Louis, Mo. She enjoyed traveling in their R.V., camping, fishing, riding her moped and golf cart, going to the casino, rock and roll music and her dog, Spike.

She is survived by her husband of over 40 years, Dennis Cook of Guttenberg; her mom, Blanch Kanselaar of Oskaloosa; four sisters, Mildred Haines of Oskaloosa, Maryann Torres of Deighton, Mass., Donna (Don) Nord and Sue Flander both of Oskaloosa; two brothers, Tom (Pat) Kriz of Iowa City and John (Meleia) Kanselaar of Oskaloosa; her mother-in-law, Dorothy Cook of Cedar Rapids; two sisters-in-law, Jean Steele of Oskaloosa and Alice (Gary) Dundee of Cedar Rapids; a brother-in-law, James (Terry) Cook of Cedar Rapids; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father; two brothers, Clifford and Danny Kanselaar; a niece, Teresa Jean Kanselaar; and a brother-in-law, Clifford Haines.

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