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Durrell Crooks

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Durrell L. Crooks age 49 of New Hampton, Iowa died Monday, December 12, 2011, at his home of natural causes. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 17, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Songs for the service will be 'You Can Let Go Now Daddy', 'Go Rest High On That Mountain' and 'Thank You For Being My Dad'. Interment will be in the New Hampton City Cemetery with Kevin Johnson, Jerry Johnson, Monty Rosol, Lee Schoenrock, Steve Ameling, Scott Ameling, Brandon Ohm and Joey Willitts serving as pallbearers. Durrell’s children will be honorary pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Friday, December 16, 2011, at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the funeral at the church on Saturday. Durrell Lee Crooks was born April 8, 1962, in New Hampton, IA, the oldest son of Darrell Lee and Sandra Jo (Kelly) Crooks. He received his education in New Hampton and was a 1981 graduate of the New Hampton High School. While in high school, Durrell was active in both football and wrestling. On April 23, 1983, he married Christina Zubrod. To this union two sons were born. The couple later divorced. On July 14, 1990, in Ionia, IA, he married Sonya Ameling. To this union two daughters were born. Durrell lived his entire life around the New Hampton area. He had been employed by Nestle’s in Waverly from 1983 until he became disabled in an auto accident in 2001. Durrell enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and will be remembered for his sense of humor and the pranks he liked to play. Survivors include his wife, Sonya of New Hampton; two sons, Justin (Maria) Crooks of Ionia, Brandon (Kristin) Crooks of New Hampton; two daughters, Jenna Crooks and Natasha Crooks, both of New Hampton; five grandchildren, Dominque, Skylier, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lydia and one on the way; his parents, Darrell and Sandra Crooks of Ionia; his maternal grandmother, Zenovia Kelly of New Hampton; his in-laws, Sheila (Duane) Tank of New Hampton, Bill (Carol) Ameling of Fredericksburg; one sister, Kendra (Doug) Walker of Clear Lake; one brother, Dennis (Kendra) Crooks of New Hampton; sisters-in-law, Pam (Chad) Rausch of Ionia; Paula (Gregg) Sassman of Fredericksburg, Annette (Joe) Ameling of Sumner, Joanne Wickham and Sara Noehl, both of New Hampton; brothers-in-law, Steve (Tammi) Ameling of Fredericksburg, Wynn Hartson of New Mexico; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Joe Kelly and paternal grandparents, Don and Rosella Crooks.

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  1. Sonya and family sorry to hear of your loss. we will be thinking of you at this difficult time. the elenz family.

  2. Sonya and family, So sad to hear about your loss. Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  3. Our sympathy to Durrell’s family. May God be with you through out this trying time, and the years to come. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Carolyn and Katie Nelson

  4. God has certainly called home one of his best! I’ve never forgotten that wonderful smile and addicting laugh. I’m glad that on a cold football night, I was able to say hello & reconnect with a warm, fun loving friend! Durrell … you always got the last laugh and by then you had everyone else laughing with you! Be at Peace my friend … you truly deserve it! Always Blessing ~ Never Losses Margo, Jim, Spencer & Irelynn

  5. Darrell, Sandra,Kendra, Dennis and the rest of the familiy we are truly sorry to hear of Durrell’s passing, you all are in our thoughts and prays. Kevin, Mary, Phoenix, Jan, Ken and the rest of the family here in Davenport.

  6. Sonya & family, you have my deepest sympathy may the comfort of family and friends be your strength now and in the days ahead..our prays go out to all of you an your famlies…

  7. Sonya & family, you have my deepest sympathy may the comfort of family and friends be your strength now and in the days ahead. Penny

  8. Darrell, Sandy, Kendra and Dennis, I am sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers. I will never forget Durrell on the long bus rides to and from school for so many years.

  9. Sonya and family, Just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Take comfort in the wonderful caregivers you were to your husband and dad all these years. God has his loving arms around Durrell and also around all of you through the embraces and kindnesses of family and friends. We are all here to support you in the days ahead. Hugs, Lynn

  10. We was sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. Death may cast a shadow over you as you go about your daily life. Your love one’s death brings you face-to-face with the fact that they are gone too soon. While you call to mind the happy memories, you may also remember the enormity of the loss. But, ‘Do not let your hearts be troubled’. (John 14:27) May you find comfort as the ‘the last enemy’, death will be done away with. (1 Corinthians 15:25, 26). Let this time be a tribute to their wonderful life. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.

  11. Sonya and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you cherish the memories you have of your husband, dad, and grandpa. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during these difficult days and will continue to be in the tough days that lie ahead. Love, Jamie and Girls

  12. Sonya and family, our thoughts are with you all. There are no words that will help at a time like this. As time goes on remember we are here to help you on good days and bad. All our love to all of you!!!

  13. Sonya and girls, There are no words that help you know, but remember we are here to help you with the good and bad days ahead. All our love to all!

  14. Sonya & family, words are never easy or enough at a time like this. But-please… Know we are thinking of you all.

  15. To the whole Crooks Family. I am truly sorry to hear of your loss. May God stand beside you in this very difficult time. May Durrell always watch over all of his family from a better place.

  16. To the Crooks family: You are in my thougths and prayers at this very difficult time. Durrell and I had our share of fights, we were neighbors and classmates. But we always laughed at the end.

  17. So very sorry to hear of Durrell’s passing. Praying that you feel the Lord’s comfort during this very difficult time.

  18. Dennis, Sandi, Darrell, Kendra, Sonya & families – My deepest sympathy goes out to all of you. Durrell’s joy for life was unbelievable. He had a great smile which made others do the same. He always lived life to the fullest.

  19. Sonya and family, My heart breaks at what you and your family are going through and I know words won’t even come close to expressing how saddened we are at home and at school. PLEASE let us know if we can do anything to help get through these tough days, weeks, and months ahead. You have my deepest sympathy and wrap our arms around you in prayers for comfort.


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