Obit: Cook, Walter E. (1888 - 1955)
Surnames: Cook, Schall,
Yahr, Cromie, Tollefson, Hirsch, Mason, Glass, Fleming,
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
Assemblyman Cook, 66,
died Oct. 12 at the Methodist hospital, Madison. Death was
attributed to complications which developed following
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
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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