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Vera L. Cook

Vera Lorraine Cook was born Nov. 27, 1929, to Edward Theodore and Minnie Henrietta (Grunwald) Edwards, the youngest daughter of 13 children. As a young girl, she enjoyed fishing with her Dad, going to dances with her brothers and sisters and spending time outdoors enjoying nature.

Vera attended Friendship Grade School and graduated from Adams Friendship High School.

She married Norman N. Cook Jan. 8, 1949, and dairy farmed with him while raising five children. Upon quitting farming, they moved to Plover.

Vera enjoyed gardening especially with granddaughter Jessica, fishing with great-grandson Jacob and visiting with and traveling with family. Vera was a very good cook and loved making delicious food for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed crafts, sewing, and cake decorating.

She was a 4-H leader for the Springville 4-H. Vera was active in serving the Lord, teaching Sunday School at White Creek Congregational Church and at Wisconsin Dells Presbyterian Church.

She had three dogs that she was very fond of, Lulabelle, Trixie and Reggie.

Vera is survived by her sons, James (Nancie) Cook of Reedsburg and Charles Cook of Shalimar, Florida; daughters, Norma (Charles) Gray of Stevens Point, Brenda (Brice) Nelson of Plover and Debra (Phil) Hansen of Sheboygan; grandchildren, Todd (Angela) Gray, Tim (Ashley) Gray, Jessica Cook, Stephanie Cook, Marcus (Amanda) Cook, Brandon (Trish) Cook, Ashley Cook, Brianna (Will) Blakey, Brennan (Lindsay) Nelson, Brett Nelson, Casey Hansen, Remington Hansen and Danica Hansen; great-grandchildren, Jacob Nachtigal, Jonah Gray, Isaiah Gray, Hannah Gray, Micah Gray, Brady Gray, McKenna Cook and Lyra Cook; and many nieces and nephews.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Norman Cook; son, Richard; granddaughter, Nichole; sisters, Blanche Dillman, Ethel Stevens, Isabella Morley, Lydia Quinnel and Betty Cornell; brothers, Clifford Payne, Fred Kahn, Otto Kirchner, John Edwards, Edward Edwards, Tom Edwards and Chester Edwards.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, at the United Presbyterian Church in Wisconsin Dells. Pastor Steve Keller officiated. Interment was at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship. Visitation was from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service Monday at the Church.

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