Joseph "Pete" Cook, age 82, of New Richmond, died on January 29, 2012 at the Deerfield Gables in New Richmond.
He was born the son of Joseph and Lena (Schiefelbein) Cook on January 30, 1929, in Somerset, Wis. He was a graduate of New Richmond High School. He joined the Army and served in Korea. After returning from service, he went to work for Whirlpool in St. Paul where he worked until retiring in 1984. Pete moved to New Richmond in the early 1970's where he met Beverly Route. They were married on October 20, 1975.
He was a member of the New Richmond VFW. Pete enjoyed walking, playing cards, making latch hook rugs, fishing, and camping with family. He was a kindhearted, caring person who loved to laugh and be around people.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Beverly Cook; daughter, Laurie Anderson; siblings, Myrtle Fisher, Lois Hinz, Jimmy Cook, and Jerry Cook.
Pete is survived by his children, Richard Hacken of New Richmond, Alvin (Debbie) Hacken of Newport, Minn., and Carrie (Mick) Shore of New Richmond; grandchildren, Alvin (Katie) Hacken, Don Hacken, John (Katie) Hacken, Tracey (Joe) Nelson, Dan (Cresha) Anderson, Leanne (Jeff) Ziegeweid, Elliot Paulsen; six great-grandchildren; siblings, Minnie Larson of Star Prairie, Rita Haines of Stillwater, Minn., Gladys Knight of Stillwater, Wera Wulf of Osceola, Bernie (Delbert) Singerhouse of Hudson, Jeanette Fletch of Hudson, and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 4, at Immaculate Conception Church in New Richmond. Memorial visitation will also be 12-1 p.m. Saturday at the church. Interment will be in New Richmond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremations Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.
(New Richmond News)/Jeremy Joseph Gillis, age 22, New Richmond, Wisconsin, died on Tuesday, December 6, 2011. Jeremy was born on May 5, 1989 to Joe and Judy (Kemling) Gillis.
He is survived by his loving son Kayden Gillis; parents, Joe and Judy Gillis; brothers, Justin Gillis and Jake Gillis; sister, Jessica Gillis; grandparents, Ron and Vivian Kemling and Rosemary Gillis; along with Kayden's mom and Jeremy's friend Jessica Foster.
Jeremy's true devotion was to his son Kayden. He was also exceptionally passionate about dairy farming and spending time with friends.
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2011 at the St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Erin Prairie, Wisconsin. Visitation was 4-8 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2011 at the Cullen Crea Funeral Home, 307 S. Arch Avenue in New Richmond, Wisconsin, and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
Cullen-Crea Funeral Home 715-246-2667
(New Richmond News, Amery Free Press)