Peggy and Robert Zook Obituary

Peggy and Robert  Zook
Peggy and Robert Zook
Peggy and Robert Zook

Resided in Winter Haven, Fl. formerly, of Des Moines
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Peggy Jane (Waggoner) Zook was born September 7, 1929 to Mildred Amanda (May) Waggoner and William Franklin Waggoner. She died on October 20, 2018. Peggy was raised and educated in Washington, Iowa along with her five siblings, Mary Elizabeth (Waggoner) Foster, William (Bill) John Waggoner, Robert Eugene Waggoner, Roger Allen Waggoner and Joe Edward Waggoner.

Peggy graduated from Drake University and had a long teaching career in the Des Moines schools. Peggy was married to Robert Zook and they made their home in Des Moines where they raised their son, Michael.

Peggy was family oriented and was a wonderful aunt to her nieces and nephews, Matthew Foster, Beth (Foster) Brooks, Vicki Jo (Waggoner) Myers, Heidi (Waggoner) Metcalf, Linda Waggoner-Fountain, and Rob, Mark, David, Elizabeth Waggoner and Sara (Waggoner) Patillo. They especially enjoyed trips to Peg & Bob's lovely swimming pool, playing with her (many) Maltese dogs and having the opportunity to do special art projects together.

Peggy was preceded in death by her son, Michael in January 2009; husband, Bob in 2012; her parents; her sister, Mary and her brothers, Bill and Robert. She is survived by her grandson, William Zook and daughter-in-law, Melisande Zook both of Houston, TX; her brothers, Roger Waggoner, of Davenport, IA and Joe Waggoner, of Gatlinburg, TN; and sisters-in-law, Shirley Waggoner of Altamonte Springs, FL, Joan Waggoner of Davenport, IA and Cathy Waggoner, Gatlinburg, TN.

Robert “Bob” Zook was born in March 1928 and died April 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles “Chuck” and Neva Zook.

Bob served in the Army during the Korean War and was awarded a Purple Heart. He graduated from Simpson College and had an extensive career with John Deere Company. After retirement, Bob and Peg moved to Winter Haven FL, where they enjoyed many years of spending time with friends, playing golf and sunshine.

A graveside service for Robert and Peggy Zook will be held at Masonic Cemetery at 1:00 p.m., Thursday, August 1, 2019. Online condolences are welcome at

Arrangements by Iles Westover Chapel




Graveside Service
Masonic Cemetery
1550 48th Street
Des Moines, IA 50311
Thursday, August 1, 2019
1:00 PM