Norris Dean Zook, 78, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 27, 2018, at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City, Missouri.
The youngest of four children, he was born on September 9, 1940, in Grand Island, Nebraska, the son of the late Henry Albert and Minnie Louise (Rudolf) Suck, Jr.
Norris served in the United States Army and United States Army Reserves. His lifelong career was a human relations administrator in the civil service. He retired at the age of 55.
He was married on October 18, 1970, in Arapahoe, Nebraska, to Ruby Lorraine tenBensel, who resides at the home.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Springfield, Missouri.
Norris enjoyed gardening and bird watching. He was faithful to read his scriptures every day and loved poetry. An avid story teller, Norris wrote interesting short stories about his growing up years in Phillips, Nebraska on the family farm that was published in a book.
In addition to his wife, Ruby, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Kimberly (Thomas) Neubauer, Jefferson City; two grandchildren, Lauren Elizabeth Neubauer and Andrew Thomas Neubauer; a sister, Geraldine (Gene) Carlson, Grand Island, Nebraska; two sisters-in-law, Shirley Suck, Grand Island, Nebraska and Sally Suck, Grand Marais, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Todd Justin Zook; and two brothers, Donny Suck and Stanley Suck.
A memorial service will be 10 a.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2852 S. Dayton Ave., Springfield, Missouri.
Burial will be 3 p.m., Friday, December 7, 2018, in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery, 5201 Southwood Road, Springfield, Missouri.
Memorials are suggested to any Veteran’s charity of your choice.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
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