Wayne H. Zook (52) of 2103 Oakwood Ave, died Friday, May 3, 1991 at the Brokaw Hospital in Normal, Ill.
Funeral arrangements were held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 8, at Calvary United Methodist Church in Normal, with the Rev. Ronald Bogart officiating. Burial was in the East Lawn Mausoleum, Bloomington.
He was born Jan 10, 1939 at Mason City to Edwin and Nettie (Grell) Zook.
On Sept 4, 1960, he was married to Karen K. Westwick at Mason City. He was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church at Normal.
Memorials may be given to the Wayne H. Zook Scholarship Fund.
He was a professor of construction in the Industrial Technology Department at Illnois State University. He has authored several books and numerous articles in his field. He built more than 500 homes in the Bloomington-Normal area.
He was active in the Home Builders Association on the national, state and local levals and served as president of the Bloomington-Normal Home Builders Association. He was secretary of the Illinois Home Builders Association and director of the Illinois Home Warranty Insurance Co.
He received his BA from the University of Northern Colorado, his MA from Ball State University and his PhD from Iowa State University.
He was chairman of the Industrial Technology Department at the University of North Dakota and taught at Winona State College, Ball State University and Oskaloosa and Northwood, Iowa, community schools.
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Survivors include his wife, Karen; one daugher, Susan Zook of Bloomington Ill, twin sons, Tom Zook of St Louis and Ted Zook of Chicago; his mother, Nettie Zook of Clear Lake; a sister Lois Nieman of Ventura; one brother, John Zook and wife Marilyn of Mason City and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father in 1975.
I remember Wayne as a "really good guy. He was quiet, but, liked by everyone. I remember that he was one of the guys who proudly wore the blue FFA jacket. I also remember Wayne as one of the toughest defenders on the Lion's line. He played defensive end and I remember many of his one handed tackles. If he got one hand on you, you were going down. I was totally shocked to learn of his passing because I knew that he lived a clean life and he was way too young.