Wednesday, February 8th, 2012
Frederick J. Cook, 79, St. Marys, died Feb. 6, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.
He was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Auglaize County, to Hugh and Gertrude Schneider Cook. On July 3, 1952, he married Patricia Ann Wurster, who survives.
Also surviving are three sons, Mark (Mary) Cook, Springboro, and Dennis (Barb) Cook and Dan (Robin) Cook, all of St. Marys; three siblings, Richard Cook, Wapakoneta, Kathryn (Perry) McBride, St. Marys, and Shirley (Ed) Springer, Wapakoneta; and 10 grandchildren.
A 1950 graduate of New Knoxville High School, he was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict.
He retired from the Ford Motor Company, Lima Engine Plant.
He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene and VFW Post, both in St. Marys. He had also served on the auxiliary unit of the St. Marys Police Department.
Service is 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys, the Rev. Tim Smith officiating. Burial with full graveside military honors will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the church.
Condolences may be left at millerfuneralhomes.net.