Obit: Cook, Delores M. (1918 - 2007)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Cook, Keyes, Radeztsky, Vonderheid, Anderson, Lundstrom, Hoberg, Wonicker, Schaefer, Krebsbach, Schafer, Booher, Kirschner

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Friday, May 18, 2007

Cook, Delores M. (3 Dec. 1918 - 17 May 2007)

Delores M. Cook

Delores M. Cook (nee Keyes) of Milwaukee, formerly of Wausau and Unity, was born to eternal life on Thursday, May 17, 2007, age 88 years.

She was the beloved wife of the late Calvin Elvere Cook; cherished mother of Dennis (Sara) Cook of Franklin, Tenn., Douglas (Carmen) Cook of Sheboygan, Terrence Cook of Pullman, Wash., Carole Radeztsky of Marshfield, Jeff (Janet) Cook of Fridley, Minn., and Sharon Delores Cook of Milwaukee; dear grandmother of Scott (Susan Vonderheid) Radeztsky, Julie (John) Anderson, Christopher (Linda Lundstrom) Cook, Jennifer (Kurt) Hoberg, Joel (Beth) Wonicker-Cook, Stacy (Pat) Schaefer, Kristin (Scott) Krebsbach, Andrew Cook, Eryn Cook, Todd Cook and Jason (Nicole) Cook; dear sister of Robert (Vera) Keyes and Marlene (Rollie) Schafer; and sister-in-law of Audrey Keyes.

She is also survived by 12 great-grandchildren (almost 13), and other family and friends including Emil Radeztsky, Barbara Booher and Annabel Kirschner.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday at Bradford Terrace, 2429 E. Bradford Ave., Milwaukee, with a reception to follow. Interment will be at noon on Sunday at the town of Brighton Cemetery in Unity. Lunch will follow at Redwood Supper Club.

Delores was born Dec. 3, 1918, in Highland, to Edward and Irene Keyes in Iowa County. She graduated from Spencer High School and was crowned the 1936 Wisconsin Dairy Queen at the Wisconsin State Fair. Her beauty, curiosity, good humor, industry and integrity attracted Calvin Elvere Cook. They were married on Aug. 21,1939, in Spencer.

Delores was proud to be a homemaker and considered motherhood to be her most important role. She knew no strangers and her circle of friends was forever growing.

In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the Friends of Rib Mountain or the Skylight Theatre Costume Department.

Prasser-Kleczka Bay View Chapel, Milwaukee, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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