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Margaret (Ott) Cook
September 16, 1931 - December 28, 2015

Margaret (Ott) Cook, 84, of Oelwein passed away on Monday, December 28, 2015 at Mercy Living Plus in Oelwein. Visitation will be from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm on Thursday, December 31 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday, December 31, 2015 at Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein with Deacon Jim Patera officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.

Margaret was born on September 16, 1931 in Oelwein, Iowa the daughter of Bruce and Rose (Meier) Batterson. She grew up in the Oelwein area, graduating from Sacred Heart High School in 1949. She was united in marriage to William Ott on September 15, 1951. William passed away on May 16, 1979. Later she was united to Kenny Cook. After her marriage to Kenny they moved from Oelwein to Winthrop. Margaret work several places part time but was a full time mother and homemaker. She enjoyed her trip to the casino, playing the pull tabs, playing the piano, but her greatest joy came from her family time especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Margaret is survived by her eleven children, Michael Ott of Hazleton, Iowa, Sandi (Joe) Yoder of Aurora, Iowa, Dale (Sandy) Ott of Readlyn, Iowa, Cindy (Gary) Hammers of Independence, Iowa, Linda Ott of Northfield, Minnesota, Donald (Cathy) of Floyd, Iowa, Betty (Pete) Etringer of Dunkerton, Iowa, Clayton Ott of Oelwein, Kevin (Sandra) of Parker, Colorado, Karl (Kristi) of Geneseo, Illinois and Philip (Jenn) Ott of Earlville, Iowa; twenty-four grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband William; second husband Kenny; a grandson, Thaddeus Gilson; a sister, Lucille; a brother, Walter; and her parents, Bruce and Rose. 


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Mary Ricchio on March 22, 2016 at 10:31 AM said:

So sorry for the death of your Mother,I know how hard it is,she was a very nice lady,,my heart goes out to u all .
Lois Kay Regenold Shannon Rugger on December 31, 2015 at 2:15 PM said:

My Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Mom. Your Dad was my first cousin. I haven't seen your mom in years,but always enjoyed visiting with her and your Dad when we did get together. Clayton and maybe some of the rest of you know my son Terry. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

Lois Kay
Bruce Erickson on December 31, 2015 at 1:35 PM said:

To The Ott family, I extend my heartfelt sympathy. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you face this very sad time.
Mike Lorenz on December 31, 2015 at 7:59 AM said:

So sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. To Kevin and all of her family, please accept our sympathies. Mike Lorenz and family
Roy & Carolyn Hammers on December 29, 2015 at 5:35 PM said:

We were so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. You can now take comfort in the fact that she is no longer suffering.

Also, so sorry we can't make the trip for the funeral; however, right now Roy's just not up to it.

We send our love and deepest sympathy.
Laurie Batterson Bunn on December 29, 2015 at 5:01 PM said:

I am so sorry to hear of Margaret's passing. I'm really sorry I will miss her visitation and funeral as I am visiting my daughter in California. Please accept our sincere sympathies.

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