Funeral services for 35-year old Kiel Cook are Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 10:00 AM at The Old Legion Auditorium in Martin, SD.
Burial services will follow at the Martin Community Cemetery with a luncheon at The New American Legion Hall. Pastor Bill Hines will officiate the ceremony and all are welcome to attend and celebrate Kiel’s life.
A memorial has been established at Security First Bank in Martin. The family would like to thank the Bennett County Ambulance and Fire Department, Hospital, Emergency Staff, and First Responders.
Bennett County Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements for Kiel Cook.
Kiel David Cook was born on July 18, 1985 in Gordon, Neb. to Kenny and Nancy Cook and passed away unexpectedly in Martin, S.D. on September 12, 2020 at the age of 35.
Kiel attended Central Elementary School until 5th grade when his family moved to Tuthill, S.D. where he was the final 8th grade graduate of Tuthill Elementary School.
He graduated as Salutatorian from Bennett County High School in 2003 after having been an active member of Key Club, National Honor Society, and Rodeo Club where he and Sam Risse placed 4th in Team Roping at the State Finals.
Kiel went on to graduate from Chadron State College in 2007 and worked for a brief time at First National Bank in Chadron before returning to Martin to pursue his love of ranching.
He worked alongside Adrienne Hicks for Roger and Debbie Sieck. After many years of living the life he loved, he concluded his ranching career with Cook Cattle Company.
Kiel was known for his contagious smile and his world-renowned hugs. He enjoyed spending his time being an extraordinary friend, known as “Milhous” to many; a dancer with anyone who could keep up, a passionate fun-loving “Uncle Cheese” to his nieces and nephews, and a treasured son and brother who will be greatly missed by all.
Kiel is survived by his parents Kenny and Nancy Cook, Martin, S.D.; siblings, Kasey Jo and Andy Dawson, Shyanne, Sydnee and Syerra, Valentine, Neb.; Korey and Chante’ Cook, Kayne and Kage, Martin, S.D.; Kelly and Jeannine Cook, New Underwood, S.D.; Adrienne and Merle Hicks, Rylee, Martin, S.D.; grandmothers, Betty Marie Cook and Jean Weinmaster both of Martin, S.D.; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, and his second family The Risses. He is preceded in death by grandfathers, Joseph Hickman Cook and Dave Weinmaster; great-grandparents, Frank and Hazel Buckles.