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.Thomas "Tom" Cook Sr..

Collected and contributed by:  Bill Fonferek

.April 24, 2012 .
.Green Bay Press-Gazette.

Thomas "Tom" Cook Sr., 74, Oconto Falls, died Sunday morning, April 22,
2012, at a Green Bay hospital following complications from a cerebral
hemorrhage suffered three days earlier. He was born July 5, 1937, in
Woodbury, N.J., to J. H. and Edith (Teears) Cook. Following graduation from
high school, he attended Drexel University where he graduated with his
degree in engineering. While in college, he started working as a draftsman
for Scott Paper Co. in the Philadelphia home office. As a young man, Tom
served in the U.S. Army Reserves from 1959 until 1967.

On Sept. 6, 1958, he married Dorothea "Dotty" Hampton in Barrington, N.J.
The couple lived out east until moving to Marinette, Wis., in 1970, where
Tom worked as an engineer. In 1972, the family moved to Oconto Falls, where

Tom eventually became plant manager of the Scott operation while still
consulting with Marinette. In 1982, he went to work as VP and GM of Abel
Manufacturing in Appleton. He then started an extension of WRVM Radio in
Suring, WSCO Television Station. Tom later went on to work for Magna
Graphics in Oconto Falls, until getting into the insurance business and
running his insurance and securities operation until retiring in 2003. Over
the years, Tom was involved in Northshore Church in Menominee, Mich.,
Gillett Baptist Church and helped start Riverview Alliance Church in Oconto
Falls. Tom was most active in and a longtime member of the Oconto Gospel
Chapel. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and being a Grandpa to his three
grandchildren, Nicole, Thomas III and James Cook.

Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Dotty Cook, Oconto Falls; their two
sons, Tom (Barb) Cook Jr., Lena; Tim (fiancee, Terrie MacNeil) Cook, Green
Bay; three grandchildren, Nicole, Thomas III and James Cook; one brother,
Donald (Johanna) Cook, New Jersey; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, John Cook Jr.; one
sister, Laura Cook; and an infant grandson, Joseph Cook.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2012, at Jones
Funeral Service in Oconto Falls (920-848-2222 or visit: Visitation will continue at the Oconto Gospel Chapel,
251 Michigan Ave. Oconto, after 10 a.m. Friday, April 27, 2012, until the
time of service. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the church
with the Rev. Peter Dorn officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn
Cemetery, Oconto Falls.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to the
Oconto Gospel Chapel.