Irvin L. Zook, of Stevens Point, died Thursday afternoon September 29, 2011 following an accidental fall at home. Age 63 Irvin was born October 4, 1947 in Belleville, Pennsylvania. He was the son of the late Jake and Minnie (Byler) Zook.
Irvin attended local schools in Pennsylvania, and obtained his Bachelors Degree in Animal Science from Penn State University and his DVM (Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine) at Iowa State in 1985. His marriage to Susan O'Connor took place on December 10, 1993 at St. Josephs Catholic Church. After their marriage the couple settled in Stevens Point. His wife Susan survives. Irvin was a veterinarian for Stevens Point Veterinary Services as their large animal and dairy vet. He retired in January of 2010. He enjoyed gardening especially different varieties of Hosta's, the outdoors and cutting his own firewood, fishing and reading.
Survivors include his wife Susan. He was the loving father of his three children James (Elizabeth) Zook, Emily (Matthew) Duffy and David Zook, and was the special grandfather of his two grandchildren Liam and Audrey Duffy. He is further survived by his three brothers Amos Zook, Cliff Zook and George (Barbara) Zook and three sisters Esther Lee, Grace (Charlie) Snyder and Ellen (Tom) French.
The family is requesting that no flowers be sent. The family is establishing the Irvin L. Zook Memorial and in lieu of flowers contributions in his name would be appreciated.
Funeral Mass will be 6:00 PM Monday October 3, 2011 at the St. Josephs Convent Chapel, 1300 Maria Drive, Stevens Point. Rev. Thomas Lindner officiating. Family and friends may call from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Sunday evening at the Newman Parish, 2104 Fourth Avenue. The Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.pisarskifuneralhome.com