A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at First United Methodist Church in Waukesha.
Visitation will be held at the church from 9 a.m. Friday until the service.
Memorials to the church are appreciated.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning services assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.waukeshafunerals.com.
Mr. Cook was born Aug. 5, 1933, in Unity, a son of the late Sewell A. and Marlea B. (Thayer) Cook. He graduated from Unity High School.
He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.
He was married to Nancy Court June 23, 1956, in New London.
He began his science education teaching career at P.J. Jacobs Senior High School in Stevens Point.
He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with a master’s degree in science and education.
He taught biology at Brookfield Central High School from 1959 to 1980 and served as chairman of the Science Department from 1977 to 1979. He was presented with the National Association of Biology Teachers Honors Award as an outstanding biology teacher of Wisconsin in 1966.
From 1968 to 1970, he taught teacher training students at Kenyatta College near Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa.
In 1980, he began teaching human anatomy and physiology to registered nursing students at Waukesha County Technical College. In 1987, he was honored as the college’s Industrial Occupations Division Instructor of the Year. He retired from teaching in 1993.
Mr. Cook served others through his church, Interfaith Caregivers and many other ways. He was recognized by the Eli Lilly Co. and the Joslin Diabetes Center in 1996 for successfully living with Type 1 diabetes for more than half a century.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, Waukesha; one daughter, Cindy (Dr. John) Kirkpatrick, Appleton; two sons, Randall (Ann) Cook, Waukesha, and Dr. Perry (Jean) Cook, Stevens Point; one brother, Dr. Robert (Anna) Cook, Green Bay; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson.