Dale Darwin Cooklin was born on March 1, 1928 to Herman and Effie Cooklin at Estherville, Iowa. Dale was educated in Estherville. In May of 1945 he entered the Navy. He was a Seaman 1st Class who served during World War II and was discharged on August 23, 1946. On June 10, 1950 Dale married Norma Miller. Dale and Norma made their home in Estherville, Iowa; Fort Dodge, Iowa; and Omaha, Nebraska before moving to Spirit Lake for the past 30 years. Dale was a truck driver with P.I.E. One of the things Dale enjoyed was being an usher at Immanuel Lutheran Church. He also enjoyed playing pool, fishing and camping. Dale loved horses and tractors. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys. Dale had lots of good times with his coffee buddies also. Dale is survived by his wife Norma, daughter Vickie (John) Small and son Larry (Janice) Cooklin. He has six grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. He is also survived by his brother Herman Cooklin. Preceding Dale in death were his parents and sister, DeLilah Christenson and three brothers, Marvin, Bert, and Max Cooklin.
Mr. Dale D. Cooklin, 85, of Spirit Lake, passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake. SERVICE: 11 am Thursday, October 17, 2013 at Immanual Lutheran Church in Spirit Lake. VISITATION: After 4 pm Wednesday, October 16, 2013, with the family present from 4-6 pm at Turner Jenness Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. INTERMENT: East Side Cemetery in Estherville.
We are one of the oldest parks in the valley and within walking distance of the famous Don-Wes Flea Market. Along with being one of the oldest we also have the wonderful reputation for being a friendly and active park. We have an association of members who give generously of their time in a myriad of ways to make coming to the Rio Grande Valley each winter a whole bunch of fun for everyone. So come on down and have fun with us!!!
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