PHILIP E. COOK

P. Cook webphotoPhilip Cook died on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at Golden Living Center in Rush City. He was 80 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Father Donald Wagner officiating.

VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service on Thursday at the church.

INTERMENT will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora.

Philip Eugene Cook, of Mora, passed away on Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Golding Living Center in Rush City.  He was 80 years old.

Philip was born on May 22, 1933 in Hinckley, Minnesota to parents Joseph and Irene (Voegtlin) Cook.   He attended Mora High School, graduating in 1953.  Phil enlisted in the United States Army on December 10, 1953.  After his discharge in December of 1955, Phil returned to the Mora area.   He began working as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the Local 49er Union in 1963.  After 10 years with the Union, he left to dedicate himself to fulltime farming. Phil raised cattle for a number of years, finally retiring in 1978. 

Phil loved being a collector of many things.  He enjoyed going to auctions and sales looking for something to add to his collection.  He also loved dogs and had many beloved pets throughout his life.  They brought him great happiness.  In 1979, Phil raised a pet pig that was blessed by the Pope.  Phil loved to talk.  If you stopped to say “Hi”, you were probably still talking an hour later.  Phil’s passion in life was polka music.  He loved to dance and was very good at it.  He would often drive all over the state to dance and listen to polka music.  He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Phil was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Louise Zimpel and Margaret Zewers; brother Billy Cook.

He is survived by many nieces, nephews and their families ; and many friends special friends Barb & Red Frederickson.

A Funeral Service was held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Braham with Fr. Don Wagner officiating.  Music was provided by Joni Nelson and Marie Grundberg. Casket Bearers were Brian Zewers, Kevin Zewers, Kurt Zimpel, Greg Zimpel, Gary Cook, and Dave Cook.  Military Honors were provided the Mora American Legion Post 201.  Interment was in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Mora.

 

 

 

6 guestbook entries for PHILIP E. COOK

  1. Red Fredrickson May 20, 2014 at 12:19 am #

    I’m sorry I didn’t get to know Phillip years ago when I first moved to Mora , It has only been the last four years that I got to know and like him , He was a very kind Old guy , fun to talk to , He was happy to share his thoughts on what ever the subject was , And he did not like being wrong ! But he would help anybody , I never herd him use any cuss words. I think he was honest as could be , A good Old School guy ! Rest easy Phil Old Friend you will be missed by many . You can go with God with great Pride because of the wonderful person you were .

    Red and BARB FREDRICKSON

  2. Peg & Dick Roesler May 20, 2014 at 8:57 pm #

    May you find comfort, peace & warmth in Jesus arms! God bless you Phil. Will miss you.

  3. Mark & Kris Sorenson May 21, 2014 at 10:13 am #

    I enjoyed visiting with Phil at auction sales and around town. You will be missed.

  4. Jim Zewers May 21, 2014 at 4:22 pm #

    Uncle Phillip was a kind and gentle soul. The last time that I saw him we talked about the past years and how he truly enjoyed his life. I’m sure that he is enjoying reuniting with his brother and sisters and parents in heaven.He will be missed!

  5. Terri Voegtlin Kane May 24, 2014 at 2:42 pm #

    On behalf of my family (Bob Voegtlins) I would like to send our sympathy to those survivng Phil. My Dad Bob Voegtlin was Phil and Billy’s cousin. I have fond memories of both brothers. I always remember how very sweet and hospitable they were when we visited. Rest In Peace Phil. Terri Voegtlin Kane Altoona Iowa 50009

  6. Roxanne Lange June 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm #

    Phil was my mom’s, Marion Erickson, best friend since grade school. He was part of our family and will always have a special spot in each of our hearts. I would joke and call him my step-dad. He had on-going jokes with all of us and those jokes grew over time. He was at every family function, from birthdays to weddings. We will have an empty seat in our homes where Philip would have been sitting. My heart will be missing you for eternity.

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