Obit: Cook, Walter E. (1888 - 1955) 

Contact: Stan 

Surnames: Cook, Schall, Yahr, Cromie, Tollefson, Hirsch, Mason, Glass, Fleming, Holmes 

----Source: Abbotsford Tribune (Abbotsford, Clark County, Wis.) 10/20/1955 & Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark Co., Wis.) 10/20/1955  

Cook, Walter E. (21 Dec. 1888 - 12 Oct. 1955) 

Funeral rites for Walter E. Cook, of Unity, state assemblyman, were held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Unity Methodist church, with the Rev. Harvey Schall, Raymond Fleming and Lee Holmes officiating. A private family service at the Cook home preceded the church rites. 

Assemblyman Cook, 66, died Oct. 12 at the Methodist hospital, Madison. Death was attributed to complications which developed following surgery. 

A lifelong resident of Unity, Mr. Cook was serving his sixth term in office. He served three successive terms in the assembly, 1939 to 1945, and was re-elected in 1950, 1952 and 1954. 

He was a former council member and school treasurer at Unity and was affiliated with the Unity Methodist church.  

Mr. Cook was born on a farm near Unity Dec. 21, 1888. He received his education in village schools and owned and operated a farm for 17 years. He was a farm and livestock auctioneer for 28 years, and also dealt in real estate. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Minnie Yahr, whom he married Aug. 27, 1914, at Unity, and by twin daughters, Harriet, at home, and Mrs. John (Dorothy) Cromie, Seattle, Wash., and by one grand child. Brothers and sisters who survive are George F. Cook, Unity; Raymond Cook, Marathon; Mrs. Andrew (Edith) Tollefson, Solon Springs, and Miss Mabel Cook, Chicago, Ill. 

He was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters: Herbert and Lois Cook, Mrs. Emma Hirsch, Mrs. Etta Mason and Mrs. Ella Glass. 



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