2012-03-08 / Obituaries

Wallace E. Cook

Wallace E. Cook, 76, of Manistique, Mich., died Friday, March 2, 2012, at his home in Manistique Township following a lengthy illness. Wally was born April 14, 1935, in Manistique, the son of Edward and Dorothy (Hamilton) Cook and attended Manistique area schools. He was a graduate of Manistique High School with the Class of 1954.

On March 21, 1959, he married the former Grace M. Powell in Manistique. They made their home and raised their family in Manistique.

Wally was employed as a millwright at Inland Lime and Stone Company in Gulliver for 30 years.

He enjoyed trapping, hunting and ice fishing. He was a member of the National Trapping Association; U.P. Trapper’s Association and was a former member of the Manistique Moose Lodge.

Wally is survived by his wife, Grace M. Cook of Manistique; sons, Ricky L. Cook of Sunnyvale, Calif., Ronald (Elaine) Cook and Robert (Angel) Cook both of Manistique; grandchildren, Rachel (John Morsello) Cook, Michelle (Mike) Dechow, Alison Cook, Leah Cook, Diana Cook, Holly Cook, Jeremy Cook and Katie Birdsley; great-grandchildren, Dominick Morsello and Kendall Grace Cook; step-brother, Jerry (Blanche) Judd of Manistique; step-sister, Marilyn Fritz of Manistique; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Cook; his mother, Dorothy Hamilton Cook; and his step-mother, Dorothy Judd Cook.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 10, at the Church of the Redeemer-Presbyterian in Manistique. A memorial service will follow at noon with Reverend Al Valentine officiating. A luncheon will follow the service in the Westminster Room.

Memorial donations may be directed to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospice, 500 Main St., Manistique, or to the American Cancer Society.

Messier-Broullire Funeral Home of Manistique is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.mbfuneral.com.

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