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Angelo William “Cookie” Chenet was born June 14, 1936, in Waukee, the son of Marco Angelo and Beatrice (Chambers) Chenet. He was raised in the Des Moines area and his family later moved to Harvey. As a young man, Cookie enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served four years before he was honorably discharged. He then returned to the Harvey and Tracy areas and began his career at Pella Corp. On June 12, 1977, he was united in marriage to Donna Seeber Hayes. He worked in the Tool & Die Department at Pella and retired with 40 years of service. In his spare time, Cookie enjoyed trapping, hunting, mushrooming and gardening. Cookie passed away on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015 at his home, in Tracy, at the age of 79 years. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmy Dino and a sister, Sarah. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Donna; children: Kenneth, Roxann, Sheryl, Dan, Mark, Tracy, Kelly, and Maria; 16 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren and many other family members and friends. A Funeral Service was held at Bybee & Davis Funeral Home – Knoxville, on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Vince Goemaat officiating. Interment was in Eureka Cemetery – Harvey. Military Honors were accorded by the United States Air Force, the American Legion Baty-Tucker Post No. 168 & the V.F.W. John Myers Post #3519 For those desiring, memorials may be made to New Beginnings Church of Hamilton. Online condolences can be made bertrandfuneralhomes.com.
Published on  December 3, 2015
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