Gerald Leland "Curly" Cook, 64, of Hazleton, died at 4:45 p.m. Saturday, March 4, 2006 at his home.


He was born April 2, 1941 in Clay City, Ill. 

He was a retired mechanic with Ford Motor Co. and had worked as a truck driver. He had lived in
Hazleton since 1979, and had previously lived in Tucson, Ariz. and Princeton. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the N.R.A. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Lucy Cook, of Flora, Ill. and a brother, Allen Cook, of Sailor Springs, Ill. 

He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Audrene Cook; two daughters and their spouses, Cindy and John Cox, of Albion, Ill. and Pam Cox and her special friend Mike Brandebourg, of Patoka; two step sons and their spouses, Randy and Valada Peil, of Hazleton, Michael and Teresa Peil, of Cicero and Joseph and Laurie Peil, of Noblesville; sisters, Barbara (Lowell) Sons, of Flora, Ill., Arlene (Jim) Zenisek, of Deming, N.M. and Darlene (Jamie) Grimsley, of Atlanta, Ga.; a brother, David (Cheri) Cook, of Xenia, Ill.; his mother-in-law, Pepper Hurrell, of Princeton; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. 

Funeral services will be at
2 p.m. Thursday at Colvin Funeral Home, in Princeton, with David Cook officiating. Burial will be at the Columbia (White Church) Cemetery.


Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Thursday at the Colvin Funeral Home.