James L. Cook, 69, Jamestown, ND died Monday February 16, 2015 at the Veteran Hospital in Fargo, ND.
Jim was born November 19, 1945 at New Rockford, ND, the son of Lee and Elsie (Ingebretson) Cook. He attended school at Cathay and graduated from Cathay High School in 1963. He attended Valley City State College for 2 years and UND for a ½ year.
He entered the United States Army May 23, 1967 and served in Vietnam. He was discharged April 25, 1969 with the rank of E-5.
He and Patricia A. Nelson were married October 9, 1970 at St. James Catholic Church in Page, ND. They made their home in Carrington where he worked for G.T.A. Elevator until 1971. They bought the bar in Sykeston and ran it until 1973 when they started farming. They farmed on the family farm until 2009. He managed the Vet's Club in Carrington from 1976-1979, and also the Sykeston bar for 1979-1982.
He and his family attended the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church at Sykeston.
He was a member of the American Legion Post #0017 in Sykeston, the DAV and the VFW. He loved to play cards of all kinds, was a big fan of local sports, especially football and basketball. He also enjoyed his time hunting and fishing with family and friends.
He is survived by his wife Patricia, Jamestown, ND; 2 daughters, Mindy R. Cook, Pelican Rapids, MN; Mandy L. Cook, Jamestown, ND; 1 grandson, Chance Cook, and 1 granddaughter, Joslynn Cook; and 1 brother, Wayne (Lynnette) Cook, Edgeley, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial Service - 1:00 PM Friday February 20, 2015 at the Haut Funeral Chapel, Jamestown, ND with Pastor Bryce Tahran, officiating
Interment - will be at a later date
The family requests memorial to the North Dakota Veteran's Hospital in Fargo