11/23/1932 – 2/8/2013
Charlie D. Cook, age 80, of Trufant, passed away on Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home. He was born on November 23, 1932 in Barry County, the son of Dale & Flora (Moore) Cook.
On February 6, 1955, Charlie was married to the former Jean Marie Count and she survives in addition to his children, Susan & Warren Steele of Hastings, Cynthia & Richard Knoop of Ionia, Brenda & Kenneth Steele of Lake Odessa, Laureen Cook of Ionia, Darvin & Angie Cook of Vestaburg and Linden & Kim Cook of Blanchard plus 19 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren and one sister, Rose M. Rine of Hastings.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Pearl Frederickson and Mary Colburn, 2 brothers, William Cook and Kendall Cook, 2 nephews, Lancy Frederickson and Steven Colburn, a great grandson, Austin Endres, 2 brothers-in-law, Richard Count and Lyle Count and his mother and father-in-law, Merle & Agnes Count.
Mr. Cook has been a longtime resident of the Trufant area. He retired from livestock and crop farming; his hobby after retirement was restoring Allis Chalmers tractors. In addition, he was a US Army veteran of the Korean Conflict.
A memorial service beginning at 11:00 AM will be held on Monday, February 11th at the Settlement Lutheran Church, Gowen with Vicars Traci Maass officiating. A luncheon will follow the service at the church.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 10th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at the Simpson Family Funeral Home at Sheridan where friend and relatives can meet with the family.
For those desiring to do so, the family has suggested in lieu of flowers, that memorial considerations can be made to either Spectrum Health Hospice or to the University of Michigan Cancer Center. There will be envelopes available at the funeral home.
On 2/8/2013 Nancy Roberts Mc Clintock said:
Laureen, I know that we have been out-laws for a long time now. But I think of you often. I am sorry about your Dad passing away.He was a great guy.I know the pain that you are feeling because I have been there. If you would like to get together go to the Ionia Hospital ask for Jackie downstairs and tell her who you are and she can give you my info.I will keep your family in my prayers.Love you and Miss you Nancy
On 2/9/2013 Hosea Humphrey said:
To the family, Sorry about your loss. I believe I remember Charlie when he attended the Freeport School. But haven’t had any contact since. however, I know his sister Rose Rine and some of the Count family. I know Charlie has been a blessing to his family and many others.
On 2/9/2013 Bill and Mary Ann Erridge said:
Condolences to the family. Your neighbor Bill and Mary Ann Erridge
On 2/10/2013 Bernie and Deb Nagel said:
Dear Cook family, You have our deepest sympathy. Having lost daddy in July We know the heartache of watching the one you love suffer and die.May you be surrounded by loved ones, feel God’s overwhelming peace and comfort and know because of Christ’s work on the cross and assurance of salvation we will all one day have a giant family reunion in heaven. Hug often, cry enough to let the sorrow out and surround yourselves with loved ones who knew Charlie well. Talk about him and always remember the times you laughed together. Love you, Bernie and Deb