Lenny M. Cook

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January 7, 1960 – March 4, 2014.
Mass of Christian Burial for Lenny Cook, 54, of Glad Valley was Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Isabel Community Center. Burial was at Hillview Cemetery at Isabel under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. Lenny passed away March 4, 2014 at the IHS Hospital in Eagle Butte. Lenny Mark Cook was born on January 7, 1960 to Leonard and Estelle (Dahlgren) Cook. He grew up on the ranch at Thunder Butte and attended Prairie Country School and graduated from Dupree High School. He attended college in Redfield. Lenny found the love of his life, Ardys Moran, and they were married on January 24, 2001. Together they have four children— Randee (Anthony) Yellow Bank, Alan (Shayne) Red Fox, Jr., C.L. (Cree) Red Fox and Rardy Cook. Grandchildren brought him a lot of joy, and several children adopted him as their dad, uncle and grandpa. Ranching was Lenny’s life. In 1996 he bought out his parents’ ranch and raised cows and sheep for family members plus taking care of his own. He had a lot of love in his heart for raising good cattle. Lenny worked several jobs but the ones he talked about most were at Dave Doan’s gas station and at BIA Land Operations, where he called his co-workers “my BIA family friends.” Lenny left a lot of good trails. He enjoyed being with his friends, laughing, sharing several Buds, Millers and Captains, and just “shoot’n the bull.” He played pool with his buddies and was on several teams throughout the years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, going to concerts, playing in poker tournaments, attending all of Rardy’s basketball, baseball and football games, and participating in events his grandchildren were in. Lenny was excited when the Bollingers and his nephew Daryl Schuchhardt took him to the Kansas City Chiefs game. Lenny said, “That was my wish and it came true.” He also went to Knoxville, IA for the car races with Todd Ludeman, Terry Cort, Rick Hayes, Rardy and Daryl. Lenny went to be with his best friend— his Dad, Leonard I. Cook, and good ole boys— Shane, Jace, Jeff, Rodney and Wes, and many relatives from the Cook, Dahlgren, Traversie, Veit, Stocklin and Moran families in God’s heavenly kingdom. Lenny was faithful to the word of God. He enjoyed watching Pastor Joel Osteen on TV. He believed in eternal life and the power of prayer. Lenny leaves us to carry on and asks that we get pre-screened for cancer. He says this disease comes along with many poisons that go into your body and you can be with your loved ones longer if you get checked. Lenny was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer in June of 2011. He had an uphill battle but with prayers and support, he was able to extend his life for two years and six months. Lenny was thankful for all the businesses who helped him to keep his ranch going.
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