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Janine Cecelia Cook

June 27, 1940 - August 25, 2017
Janine Cecelia Cook

Janine Cecelia Cook

Born: June 27, 1940
Died: August 25, 2017
Age: 77

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Janine Cook passed away at McKeenen Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD on Friday August 25th, 2017 at the age of 77 with her husband and children present. Janine, the daughter of Clifford and Bernice Wilmot, was born in Spencer, Iowa on June 27th, 1940. Janine's childhood was spent in Terril, Iowa where she later graduated from Terril High School in 1958. Janine married Craig Cook on October 31, 1959 in Terril and began their life together in Spencer, Iowa. Craig's job moved the family around the country where Janine created loving homes in Stillwater, Minnesota, Logan, Utah, Wichita, Kansas, and finally settling Green Bay, Wisconsin, where they have lived for the past 24 years. Some of Janine's fondest memories were from summers spent at their summer residence on West Lake Okoboji . Janine was very active member of the Lutheran Church, Garden Club and Book Club. Janine worked as florist for many years, as the attendance clerk at Spencer High School, and bookkeeper for several businesses throughout her life. In her free time, Janine loved to work with her hands with needlepoint, knitting and quilting. She loved attending her children's sporting and theater events and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. Janine's family and friends were always in her heart. Janine is preceded in death by her parents, Clifford and Bernice Wilmot and sister, Cheryl Thomas. Janine is survived by her husband Craig; 3 children Randy (Kim) of Grand Prairie, TX, Daughter Kim and Son Jeff of Houston,TX; 2 grandchildren Nicholas and Emily. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to all the friends, family and neighbors for their support, especially those in the Triboji Beach community.
Memorial Services will be 10:30 A.M., Saturday, September 2, at the Warner Chapel.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Randy Cook - Guitar Emily Cook - Flute Tracy Larsen - Bass Kary Dean - Vocalist
Riverside Cemetery Spencer, Iowa Privately prior to the services.


Monday, September 11, 2017 at 11:06 AM
“Craig and family,
We were so saddened to hear of the news of your beloved Janine's passing. She was so loved and admired by so many.Please let us know how to reach you,as many friends in Green Bay want to be in touch with you. Also, let us know when you will be in Green Bay, so we can help dear friend. With deepest sympathy, Helen and Dick Herlache”
- Helen herlache
Friday, September 8, 2017 at 9:51 AM
“Craig and family:
Each and every time I saw you or Janine in the Weyers-Hilliard library (Green Bay), there were bright smiles, hugs, and so much happy talk! We became friends beyond work and developed a a relationship based on books and handwork. I will hold dear the memory of Janine's enthusiasm, vivacity, energy and joy for life, friends and above all, family. She will be missed in Green Bay.”
- Johanne Stuart
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 11:54 AM
“Dear Cook Family--I am a co-worker of Randy's. I am so sorry for your loss & all of you have been in my prayers since Randy let me know the news that Mrs. Cook wasn't doing well. I'm originally from Nebraska, so he & I have shared many a story about our lives growing up on the Midwest & Randy's one summer in Schuyler, NE, working in the packing plant during college. We both have similar backgrounds growing up, including strong family values. We just lost our mom in May & I have shared with Randy our mom's journey as her health declined...and he was actually like a counselor to me, knowing I could talk to him about it and he would understand. My continued thoughts & prayers to all of you now & in the coming days. Cherish your memories to help you through the tough times. I totally understand what you are going through. With continued thoughts & prayers.”
- Gary Skala
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Craig, so sorry to learn about Janine. You were a great couple and we will all miss her.”
- Mike Richards
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Craig and family, Our deepest sympathy to you and your many great memories of Janine from First English and Spencer Foods. Susie Brinkley”
- Susie Brinkley
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Craig and Family. So sorry to hear of Janine!s passing. She was always such a sweet and special lady and so crafty. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Roger & Sherrie Green
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Your book friends will miss your sweet demeanor and your knowledge of books.You were a treasure/group!! You were a treasureto our
group. Love and prayers to your family
- Donna Henrich
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“We were so sorry to learn of Janine's passing. She was such a sweet, fun, loving & caring person. Hold all the wonderful memories of her close to your hearts & she will always be close. May God wrap His arms around you & give you His strength to see you through this difficult time. Our deepest & heartfelt symphany to your family.
- Pat & Eldon Larsen
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“May God give you comfort in this time of Sorrow. She will be missed by family and friends. Love John&Jo Schiebout”
- John&Jo Schiebout
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“I think of so many good times and laughs we had!!! She was such a crafter!!! I think of the church bazaars we did together. Janine always had a laugh for everything and a smile!! Blessings to you, her family!!
- Karen and Les
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“Craig and family, So sorry to learn of Janine's passing. Will keep you in my prayers.”
- Nancy F Welle
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:16 PM
“We've lost another bright star and my guess is she will be shining her light on all of us. My experiences of my young life in Terrill with her and family have been a major factor in forming my life living with sisters I never had, a family life for reflection. Remembering her amazing influence for all of us keeps her near. My condolences to her family. Love ”
- Donna Rabbitt
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