Harold W. Cook

  • Born: February 21, 1938
  • Died: August 18, 2015
  • Location: Prophetstown, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

505 1st Avenue
Sterling, IL 61081

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

Harold Wayne Cook, Sr., 77 of Prophetstown died Tuesday August 18, 2015.

He was born on February 21, 1938 in Rock Falls the son of Harold and Marie (Harney) Cook. He was employed at Raynor Door in Dixon for 35 years before his retirement. He attended St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Erie; he enjoyed fishing, archery / bow shooting, and riding his motorcycle across the USA.

Survivors include his daughter, Debra (James) Holder of Dixon; his son Harold W. Cook Jr. of Dixon; his sister Charlotte (Russell) Spratt of Dixon; his brothers, Wendell Cook of Prophetstown and Lauren (Sue) Cook of Rock Falls; one grandson and three great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A gathering of friends and family will take place on Saturday August 22, 2015 from 10 – 12 Noon at the McDonald Funeral Home, 505 1st Avenue in Sterling with the memorial service to follow with the Reverend Richard Kramer officiating.


Condolence & Memory Journal

I hadn't seen Harold in many years, but remember him fondly. He worked with my dad at Raynor and that is how I knew him. Harold always had a smile and kind word. It's nice to think of him and my dad together working on a printing press again. My thoughts are with his family.

Posted by Minde Fisher - IL   August 23, 2015


So sorry for your loss. Only knew him and Wendell for a short time but did so enjoy them. Sending our love and prayers.

Posted by Dean and Norma Meier - Hooppole, IL - friend   August 23, 2015


In your time of loss remember that you have another angel to watch over you each and every day. There will always be a part of Harold with you. Prayers for all.

Posted by Serina, Michael, and Isaiah Blasdell - Morrison, IL - Friend of Family   August 22, 2015

We are sorry for the loss of Harold. A special condolence to Wendell, we enjoyed seeing you both at Mass. May God give you comfort and healing during this difficult time. Your are all in our prayers.

Posted by Jim and Ann Burke and family - Prophetstown, IL   August 22, 2015


My condolences to Harold's family, especially Wendell, whom I know from church as well. I really enjoyed Harold's stories and his contribution to the bible study we attended at St. Catherine's. I will miss him.

Posted by Lori Border - Prophetstown, IL - Friend from church   August 21, 2015


Always a big smile coming from him...

Posted by Jane Heath - Morrison, IL - Friend   August 21, 2015


Words can not begin to tell you how sorry I am for the loss of your loved one. I was the driver of the first car hit that day. May God help you through this terrible tragedy. I am praying for everyone involved that day..

Posted by Diane Dornbush - Albany, IL   August 21, 2015

I am so sorry for the loss of Wayne. He was a dear friend for 40 some years. We snowmobiled and motorcycled together and had a lot of great times and great memories. I know he was very close to my husband Fred who I lost in Dec of 2014. Now they will be together again. He will never be forgotten.

Posted by Beverly Frank - Annawan, IL - Friend   August 21, 2015