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“Please accept our condolences on the death of David. It was a shock to hear of his passing at such a young age. I know mere words may offer but...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Arthur & Yvonne Jimenez

“Our thoughts, prayers and sympathy goes out to you across the miles for this tragic loss your family has suffered. We know well how difficult it is...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Chloe Valone-Dunson - Las Vegas, NV

“Ashley I am so sorry for you and the boys, and right now I know words are not enough. May God bless you and youre familys time of need. If you need...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Frances Kreske

“Years and life sure did grow us farther apart but thankfully we stayed in touch throughout it and laughed about the bs along the way. i'll never...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: Shaun - lafayette, IN

“love and condolences to little david's family, from aunt valerie and girls. he will be deeply missed. i, too share your sorrow and grief. he always...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: valerie cooke - aunt

“Dave i am sure going to miss you buddy i could always count on having a lot of fun or laughs when you were around. We have all had a lot of good...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Ben Matthew - grovertown , IN

“April and family… I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your son David. This year 2012 is just so...so bad for all of us that have lost family...Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: Jim Kegley - Las Vegas, NV

“I am soooo sorry I havent ben there and wasnt there. Know u r always n my thoughts and prayers and heart! Love me, your cuzo Angi Mae Justice ”
8 of 23 | Posted by: Angila Mae Justice - Tampa, FL

“April my heart breaks for you my friend.I can't imagine your sorrow.Please know Jim and I are praying for you and your family in this time.Love you...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Jim &Tammy Outler - Lowell, IN

“Enjoyed playing with you Dave,thanks for having my back in the game.Dave you will be missed.God bless you and your family. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Lyn Morse - war commander friend

“April, Ashley, and family-- we send you our condolences and prayers for peace. The Korcha family ”
11 of 23 | Posted by: Kristin Korcha

“Ashley, You and the boys & family are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: The Swanson's - IN

“My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone in the family and friends. R.I.P David Jr. You will be missed by many!! ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Jennifer Carmean

“Our deepest sympathy. Johnny and Cheryl Goggans ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Cheryl Goggans - Hobart, IN

“April and family, I am so sorry for your loss. ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Hedy Larson - friend

“Dave. I'll never forget all the good and fun times. All the memories. All the laughs and even the cries. You made a huge impact on my life. No one...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Kaylynn

“It is a sad time indeed. I never met Dave in person but i have spoke with him many times. He has always spoke to me with respect. Never an unkind...Read More »
17 of 23 | Posted by: George Polsom

“My dedepest sympathies. ”
18 of 23 | Posted by: Nickolas Herbrand - Crown Point, IN

“April, Kristen, and family- I don't recall ever meeting David over the years, but I do know that Kristen loved him a lot! Our thoughts and...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Ashley and Harold Smith - IN

“today is a sad day in all our hearts we lost some one so young a great father a son nephew grandson david is my nephew my friend and like a son to me...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: john cooke jr - uncle

“My dear son, For God blessed me with a beautiful baby boy 25 years ago.You have brought so much love and happiness to my heart over the years! I...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: April Valone - Mother

“Our prayers are with "Little David" and his family at this time. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Rick & Sharon Styka

“Thoughts and prayers to the family. ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Oscar


GROVERTOWN-David Cooke Jr., 25, passed away Saturday, December 22, 2012 at IU Health Starke Hospital, Knox, IN. David was born February 16, 1987 in Hammond, IN to David and April (Graves) Cooke Sr. On October 23, 2009 in Plymouth, IN, he was married to the former Ashley Garrett. Survivors include: his wife, Ashley; two sons, Logan and Nathan at home, his father and step-mother, David and Janet Cooke of Walkerton; his mother and step-father, April and Deno Valone of Rensselaer; one sister, Kristen (Christopher) Louck of Rensselaer; step-brothers, Adam Risner, Michael Mc Bride and Deno Valone; step-sister, Nikki Valone and grandparents, John and Betty Cooke of Grovertown. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Richard and Mary Graves. David was a self-employed auto mechanic.

Funeral services will be Thursday, December 27, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. (Central Time) in Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel where friends may call Thursday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Wheatfield Cemetery, Wheatfield, IN. Memorial contributions may be given to the family.

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