Farming Rural 07

Donald Dean Cokerham

February 2, 1933 ~ September 13, 2022 (age 89)


Donald Dean Cokerham, age 89, passed away Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at his home in Laclede, Missouri.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 16, 2022, at Wright Funeral Home, Brookfield with Pastor Rex Leppin and Pastor Sue Lambert officiating.  Burial will follow at Park Lawn Cemetery in Brookfield.  The family will receive friends Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

Memorials to the Linn County 4-H may be left at or mailed to Wright Funeral Home, P.O. Box 496, Brookfield, MO 64628.

Donald Dean, son of Ivan and Nola (Westfall) Cokerham was born February 2, 1933, in Browning, Missouri.  On January 21, 1953, he married Audree Irene Barrows, she preceded him in death on December 8, 2018.

Donald was a 1951 graduate of Liberty High School, Browning.  After high school, Donald proudly served his country in the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean War.  In 1954, he began farming and continued to do so until his retirement in 1998.  Although retired, Donald continued to help others for several years. 

He was very active in the Linn County 4-H where he served as board president for several years.  The Cokerham family currently has five generations that have participated in the Linn County 4H.  Donald also was a member of the Laclede Sportsman Club.

Survivors include his three children, Ervin Cokerham of Laclede, Darrell Cokerham (Brenda) of Laclede, and Shelia Dinsmore (Larry Baker) of Brookfield; four grandchildren, Kevin Cokerham (Alicia), Diana Fries, Amy Raulston (Jake), and Stacy Cokerham; three great-grandchildren, Kody and Krista Cokerham and Jamison Raulston.

His parents; wife; one sister, Carletta Vincent, and one great-granddaughter, Haven Grace Raulston preceded him in death.

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September 16, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628

Funeral Service
September 16, 2022

11:00 AM
Wright Funeral Home
1201 West Helm
Brookfield, MO 64628


Park Lawn Cemetery, Brookfield

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