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Scott Arthur Cook

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September 18, 1966 - May 7, 2022

Scott Cook, age 55 of Algona, passed away peacefully May 7, 2022, at MercyOne North Iowa Hospice in Mason City. Funeral services will be held on May 13, 2022, at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Services will be live streamed through Trinity Lutheran Church’s YouTube page. Burial will take place at a later åçdate. Military Honors will be conducted by the National Guard Honor Guard and the Algona VFW Post # 2541. Visitation will be held on May 12, form 4 to 7:00 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church’s Life Center. 

Scott Arthur Cook, son of Sheridan and Janice (McMullin) Cook, was born on Sept. 18, 1966, in Algona. Scott graduated from Algona High School in 1984. While in high school, he was involved in 4-H and FFA. Following school, he attended Buena Vista College for two years and then Hawkeye Tech for one year. After college Scott welcomed his first child Jessica in 1988 and his second child Adam in 1990. Scott was a member of the Iowa National Guard and served for 21 years. He also served as a volunteer fireman on the Algona Fire Department for 20 years. On May 10, 1997, Scott was united in marriage to Gina Ristau. 

Scott was an energetic young man. He owned Scott Cook Construction and loved spending time working with his employees. Besides work, Scott also loved fishing, traveling, his “toys” and making jokes. He was known for his humor and many one liners. But most of all, Scott loved his kids, grandkids, dog Moose, and cats, Fred and Ethel. 

Left to cherish Scott’s memory are his children, Jessica (Buck) Gulley of Mesa, Ariz. and Adam (Angela) Cook of Mesa, Ariz.; four grandchildren, Scarlett Gulley, Montana Gulley, Finn Cook and Luke Cook; parents, Sheridan Cook and Janice Cook; sisters, Sheryl (Steve) Mertz and Lynn (Ernie) Wolter; dear friend, Gina Cook, and several nieces, one nephew and several great-nephews and one great-niece. He is preceded in death by his grandparents. 

Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is assisting the family. Condolences may be left at 

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