Miscellaneous Michigan Obituaries


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Mr. Arthur M. Cook - 1238 Stamford Ave. Passed away Friday morning, March 25, 1977.  Mr. Cook was born July 25, 1912 in Kalamazoo and was a lifelong resident here.  Before his retirement was employed by the Kalamazoo Fire Department for 37 years, serving as administrative assistant for 25 years.  Surviving are: wife, Lorraine Raymont Cook; one daughter, Miss Victoria Cook of Galesburg; three brothers, R. Dale Cook of Mattawan and Millard Cook of Portage;  several nieces and nepheews.  He was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers, Mrs. Grace Ruess, Mrs. Ruth Reardon, Mrs. Hildred Pamp, Otis and Paul Cook.  Graveside services will be held Monday afternoon at 1:30 in Riverside Cemetery, Rev. Mr. Arthur Ryan, associate pastor of First United Methodist church of Battle Creek officiating.  Friends may meet the family at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Saturday and Sunday.  Memorials may be made to the Sisters of St. Joseph Guild.source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 25 Mar 1977

Mrs. Catherine J. Cook - 1701 S. 11th St. Passed away Friday morning Feb. 20, 1976.  Mrs. Cook was born in Toledo, Ohio, April 27, 1911.  She was the daughter of James and Louise Cook, and was a resident of Kalamazoo many years.  Friends are being received at the Redmond Funeral Home where services will be held Monday afternoon at 3:00. Major James Davis of the Salvation Army officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sun 22 Feb 1976

Mr. Charles B. Cook - 1612 E. Centre, Portage Passed away Wednesday, March 3, 1976, at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Cook was born July 18, 1887, in Neosho Falls, Kansas, son of Charles M. and Maria Dyckman Cook.  He owned and operated the C. B. Cook Sporting Goods Store in Kalamazoo for many years retiring in 1951.  He was an honorary member of the Kalamazoo Kiwanis Club and a member of the Izaak Walton Conservation Club and Past President of the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo.  Surviving are his wife, Anita; 2 sons, James and Alden; one daughter, Mrs. Scott (Charlene) McLean, all of California; one grandson; 2 granddaughters; 2 great-grandsons.  Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Monday Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, with Rev. David W. McShane of the First United Presbyterian Church officiating.  Interment, Riverside Cemetery. The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, the local chapter of Izaak Walton League or the Audubon Society of Kalamazoo.  Friends may call at the Williamsburg Chapel 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Saturday and Sunday.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Friday 5 March 1976

Clarence Eugene (Gene) Cook - Funeral services were held Saturday in Brooksville, Fla., for a former Vicksburg milkman who died last week of a gunshot wound in the chest.  Clarence Eugene (Gene) Cook, 48, died Dec. 3, (1975) at University Hospital in Tampa, where he had been under intensive care.  Burial was at Brooksville, where he had been living since leaving Vicksburg nine years ago.  Cook apparently sustained the gunshot wound during an argument with friends at his home in the early hours of Nov. 29.  A Florida man was reported being held in Hernando County under $25,000 bond in connection with the shooting incident. Cook was born Dec. 3, 1927, in Kalamazoo.  He attended Kalamazoo schools.  He worked as a route man for Roelof and Sealtest dairies between 1954 and 1965. After moving to Florida, he worked as a milk-man in Brooksville for several years. He had been working for a chemical plant in Tampa for the last two years.  Cook is survived by his wife, Edna; two sons, Norman of Otsego and Terry of Brooksville; four daughters, Mrs. Brenda Roderick of Tampa, Mrs. Jackie Duthrie of Seffner, Fla., and Sharon and Meshell of Brooksville; a brother, Robert of Brooksville; mother, Ruth and stepfather, J. C. Haas of Vicksburg; stepmother Vivian Starr; seven grandchildren and a niece and nephew.  source: Kalamazoo Gazette Wed. Dec. 10, 1975

Mrs. Dorothy S. Cook - 1603 Fulton Passed away Wednesday afternoon at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Cook was born Dec. 29, 1906 in Saginaw, daughter of John and Edna Sager.  She had been employed as a sales clerk at Gilmore Brothers until her retirement.  She was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church and Ladies Auxiliary of Luzonne Argonne Post VFW.  Married to Harvey A. Cook who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. William (Kay) Davidson; 2 grandsons, Michael and Thomas; 2 brothers, Gilbert and Jack Sager, all of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are being received at the Joldersma & Klein Funeral Home.  Services will be held Friday at 3 o'clock at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Father James C. Holt officiating.  Interment, Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Memorial Fund.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Thurs Feb 12, 1976

Mr. Garrett Cook - 501 W. Prairie St., Vicksburg, Age 88, passed away Friday (21 July 1972) afternoon at Franklin Community Hospital.  Mr. Cook was born May 28, 1884 in Kalamazoo, son of Lewis and Gertrude Cook and had been a lifelong resident of the Kalamazoo area.  Mr. Cook was retired from the Upjohn Company where he had worked for 45 years.  He was a life member of Kalamazoo Lodge No. 22 F. & A.M.  On March 6, 1958 he was married to Blanch Davidson McClain, who survives.  Also surviving are: one sister, Mrs. Carrie Knoll of Kalamazoo; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call after 2 o'clock Sunday at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9.  Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday with Rev. Robert Carson of the Vicksburg United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in the Vicksburg Cemetery.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat. July 22, 1972

Mrs. Haidee E. Cook - 615 Clinton Avenue passed away November 25, 1971 at Bronson Hospital. She was the widow of Dr. Ralph Gilmore Cook.  Mrs. Cook was born July 25, 1883 in Attica, Ohio, daughter of William H. and Josephine Mundwiler and had been a resident here for the past 59 years.  Graduate of the Peas Conservitory (sic) of Music, Ypsilanti in 1904. Member of the First Presbyterian Church, life member of the Order of the Eastern Star, past president of the Auxiliary of the Academy of Medicine and past president of the X-ette Club.  Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Marion) Covell, Eugene, Oregon; one grandson and one great-grandson, Ralph Cook Shattuck, and Mark Cook Shattuck both of San Francisco.  Mrs. Cook will be at the Truesdale Downtown Funeral Home, where religious services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday. Interment, Mount Ever-Rest Cemetery. source: Kalamazoo Gazette  Fri  26 Nov 1971

Mrs. Helen M. Cook - 8246 West G Ave., Kalamazoo Passed away Monday (12 Apr 1976) morning at Borgess Hospital.  Mrs. Cook was born Sept. 2,1937, in Plymouth, Ind. and was a member of St. Margarets Church, Otsego.  On April 12, 1958, in Plymouth, Ind., she was united in marriage with John Cook, who survives.  Also surviving are one daughter, Suzanne; 4 sons, Steve, Tim, Chris and Mike, all at home; her mother, Mrs. Agnes Fisher of Plymoyth (sic), Ind.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Walter (Joann) Powers, Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Phillip (Marilyn) Milner, Nova Scotia; several nieces and nephews.  Her father, Vincent Fisher, preceded her in death in 1959. Friends may call at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, after 7 this evening, where the rosary will be recited Wednesday evening at 7 o'clock.  Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated Thursday 10 a.m. from St. Margarets Church, Otsego, Rev. Father Paul Schneider officiating.  Interment, Alamo Cemetery.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 13 Apr 1976

Mr. Lambert Cook - 612 Orchard Dr., Redlands, Calif. Formerly of Kalamazoo Passed away Sunday, Oct. 10, 1971.  Mr. Cook was born January 15, 1891, in the Netherlands, the son of John and Nellie Cook and had been a resident of Kalamazoo for many years and was formerly employed with Kooi-Knapper Co.  He was formerly a member of the First Christian Reformed Church of Kalamazoo and had served in the consistory and Sunday School and was presently a member and elder of the Christian Missionary Alliance Church of Redlands.  Mr. Cook is survived by his wife, Helen; one daughter, Mrs. Nell Weesing of Glendale, Calif.; 2 granddaughters;  2 great-grandchildren.  Memorial services will be held Friday morning at 10:30 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick, Rev. Louis Kerkstra officiating.  Interment in Riverside Cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Milwood Christian Reformed Church Mission Fund.  Friends may call at the chapel beginning Thursday noon.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 12 Oct 1971

Mrs. Mary Lou Cook - 420 Spruce, Vicksburg, age 41, passed away Thursday, April 29, 1976 at Bronson Hospital. Mrs. Cook was born April 16, 1935, in Kalamazoo, daughter of Charles and Lola May Butterfield Powers.  She is survived by her husband, Alton; 5 sons, Alton Jr., Daniel, Paul, Samuel and Brent Lane, all at home; 3 daughters, Mrs. Thomas (Teresa) Butler of Kalamazoo; Mona Marie Cook of Vicksburg and Angela Lynn Cook of Vicksburg;  2 sisters, Mrs. Ann Sullivan of Portage and Mrs. Jennie Sheldon of Portage; 2 brothers, Charles Powers of South Haven and Raymond Powers of California; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Funeral services 1 p.m. Monday from Truesdale Chapels of the Pines, Westnedge at Milham, Portage, with Rev. William Dobbs, of the West Mendon United Methodist Church, officiating.  Interment, Vicksburg Cemetery.  Friends may call at the chapel.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Fri 30 April 1976

Mrs. Samuel A. Cook - 4156 South 29th St., Kalamazoo, passed away August 2, 1976 at Borgess Hospital.  Mr. Cook was born January 23, 1911, in Buckley, Mich.  Was employed for 20 years as a plant operator at the American Cyanamid Co.  Surviving are his wife, Lucille; 3 sons, Earl M. of Kalamazoo; Charles R. of Kalamazoo; Jeffrey L., at home; one daughter, Mrs. Patricia Miner of Kalamazoo; 6 grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. George (Frances) Weber of Karlin, Mich.; 2 nieces, Mrs. Roger Adkins of Plainwell and Mrs. Kathryn Weber of Traverse City, Mich.  Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 1 p.m. at the Truesdale Williamsburg Chapel, 445 W. Michigan, with Rev. Joel Cavazos of the Nazareth Assembly of God Church, officiating.  Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Comstock.  The family suggests that memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 3 Aug 1976

Mr. William C. Cook - Route 1, Vicksburg, passed away suddenly at the home of his son Friday (14 Jan 1972) morning. Mr. Cook was born October 16, 1894 in Stone County, Arkansas, son of W. D. and Elizabeth Cook.  He had been engaged in general farming most of his life and had lived in Pleasant Grove, Ark. until coming to this area seven years ago.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Surviving are: one son, Leonard of Vicksburg; a half-brother, O.M. Logan of Pleasant Grove; four grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Cook was taken to the F. H. Crouch Funeral Home in Batesville, Ark. Funeral services will be held in the Pleasant Grove Church on Tuesday.  Inquiries may be made at the Rupert-Durham Funeral Home, Vicksburg.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Sat 15 Jan 1972

Mr. William N. Cool - 120 Candlewyck, passed away Saturday evening, May 29, 1976.  Mr. Cool was born February 26, 1886 in Amersterdam, the Netherlands, son of Willliam and Henderika Cool and had been a resident here since 1928.  He founded the Cool Farm Dairy in 1937.  Mr. Cool was a member of the Kalamazoo Lodge No. 22, F. & A.M. and the Knights Templar Penisular Commandery No. 8; the Saladin Shrine Temple; the White Shrine of Jerusalem and the DeWitt-Clinton Consistory of the Scottish Rite.  He was also a charter member of the South Rotary Club.  On July 6, 1912 he was married to Rika Greve, who survives.  Also surviving are 3 sons, William H., Donald M., and Keith F., all of Kal.; 12 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Miss Rika Cool and Mrs. Bertha Bigot, both of the Netherlands; several nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the Langeland Chapel, 622 S. Burdick with the Knights Templar Peninsular Commandery No.8 officiating.  Interment in Mt. Ever-Rest Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Chapel.   source: Kalamazoo Gazette Tues 1 Jun 1976

Mrs. Jennie A. Cooley - age 69, 303 S. Main St., Vicksburg, passed away at the Franklin Community Hospital, Vicksburg, Sunday afternoon.  Mrs. Cooley was born July 27, 1906 in Park Township, St. Joseph County, Mich. the daughter of John & Illumanatta O'Brien Shearer. She attended schools in Vicksburg & Schoolcraft & Western Normal in Kalamazoo.  She taught rural schools in St. Joseph & Kalamazoo Counties & she was a teacher & elementary principal in Mendon from 1946 until her retirement in 1967. On January 29, 1927 she was married to George Cooley who preceded her in death on December 12, 1957.  She was a member of the Mendon United Methodist Church, the Kalamazoo & St. Joseph County Retired Teachers Assoc., the Mendon Womens Club, the Mendon Chapter 154, Order of Eastern Star, OES & the Pythian Sisters of Vicksburg.  Survived by 3 daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Eleanor) Klein of Rt. 1, Mendon, Mrs. Rodger (Virginia) Webster of Portage, & Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Hunt of Holland; 8 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; 4 brothers, Glen & Lyle Shearer of Schoolcraft, Lynn of Vicksburg & John of South Bend; 4 sisters, Mrs. Rose Weber of Vicksburg, Mrs. John (Lucille) Pickett of Plainwell, Mrs. Fred (Jessie) Kimmer & Mrs. Flora Nell Ackerman, both of Kalamazoo.  Friends may call at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon where funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., Rev. Robert Jones, Pastor of the Mendon United Methodist Church officiating.  Interment in Vicksburg Cemetery. source: Kalamazoo Gazette Mon Oct 27, 1975

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