Philip 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.