Ardith Cook, 81, Camp Douglas

Ardith M. Cook, 81, of Camp Douglas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.

Ardith was born in Baraboo, Dec. 24, 1935, to Carl and Gertrude (Balsley) Hall. She was united in marriage with Arden E. Cook, Feb. 11, 1956, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hustler.

Ardith was employed at Ho-Chunk Casino in Baraboo for over 15 years as a buffet supervisor, as well as working at the casino, she had many fond memories of going gambling and trips to Las Vegas. She enjoyed crocheting and crafting including flower arrangements for several weddings. She also enjoyed going to dances where her sons played country music.

Ardith is survived by her sons, Randy (Kathy) Cook of Necedah and Charles (Jean) Cook of Camp Douglas; daughter-in-law, Patti Cook of Necedah; siblings, Edith Hall of Union Grove, Audrey Goodhall of Union Grove, Dorothy (David) Cook of Wisconsin Rapids, Scott (Marie) Hall of Bristol and Ken (Deb) Hall of New Lisbon; grandchildren, Adam Cook, Andrew Cook, Zach Cook, Jacob Cook, Joe Cook, Becky Cook and Hannah Cook; great-grandchildren, Jayden Vanderhoof and Annie Cook; many other relatives; and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Arden in 2005; son, Ronald in 2000; sisters, Lavonne Hiller, Betty Lou Manning, Susie Volk, Peggy Blank and Geraldine Johnson; and brother, Charles Hall.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 27, at St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 208 Allen Rd., New Lisbon. Family and friends were invited to a visitation Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. with Pastor Russell “Chip” Wilke III presiding. Burial will take place in the Hustler Cemetery.

The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at