In Memory

Johanna Kool

Johanna Kool, 77, of Hawarden passed away Monday, Aug. 27, 2007, following a brief hospital stay.

Johanna Kool was born Sept. 9, 1929, on Hawarden, the daughter of Andrew and Dreka (Vande Hoef) Kool. She was baptized at Christian Reformed Church. She graduated from Hawarden High School in 1947 and began a teaching career that lasted almost 50 years.

She received her master's degree from Wayne State College. She began teaching in rural Iowa schoolhouses, taught at Wayne State College and the University of Wisconsin. Other teaching positions from around the world including Alaska, Turkey, Ethiopia and Cuba, as well as travels to countries around the globe.

She enjoyed working in her garden during her retirement years and sharing the bounty of her exceptional skills with family and friends.

She is survived by her sister and her husband, Rena and Fred Holtrop of Ireton, Iowa; a brother and his wife, Marvin and Patt Kool of Huron, S.D.; a sister-in-law, Helen Kool of Hawarden; and 12 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother, Adrian Kool.

Jo Kool will be warmly remembered and sadly missed by her family and friends.

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06/02/18 02:19 AM #1    

Kayla Liechty (Paulk) (1985)

Ms. Kool was my second grade teacher during the time we were stationed at GTMO (1972-1975), and I really loved her.  A funny aside:  she was a smoker, and would take our class outside our quonset hut periodically during the day for her smoke breaks.  I think of her often.  <3

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