Morris S. Cook, age 92 of Highland, IL, died Wednesday, May 04, 2016, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Highland, IL.
He was born August 17, 1923, in Highland, IL, the son of Isaac and Stella (nee Frey) Cook.
On October 21, 1947, he married Nona M. Pflugbeil at E & R Church in St. Jacob, IL. She survives in Highland, IL.
He was a member of Saint Jacob United Church of Christ. He was also a member of Helvetia Sharpshooters Society (Honorary Member); St. Jacob Township Trustee for 26 years; Highland Senior Citizens.
Morris was born and grew up Southwest of Highland on the family farm. He and his wife lived on the Cook Family farm in 1961. In the mid 1970’s to the early 1980’s he was a partner in Farmers Equipment Company, Trenton, IL. Morris retired from farming and moved to Highland in 2005. Morris loved to dance, play cards, travel on bus trips, and bowl. Most weekends would find him and his wife at Lindendale Park Ballroom. Morris was a good father and grandfather. Working hard was a way of life for him.
Wife – Nona M. Cook nee Pflugbeil, Highland, IL
Daughter – Gwen M. (Brad) Kunz, Trenton, IL
Grandchild – Chad E. (Nichole) Kunz, St. Jacob, IL
Grandchild – Kara M. (Daniel) Goodman, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Hunter N. Kunz, Saint Jacob, IL
Great Grandchild – Katelyn R. Kunz (twin), Saint Jacob, IL
Great Grandchild – Charli R. Kunz (twin), Saint Jacob, IL
Great Grandchild – Josalyn L. Goodman, Highland, IL
Great Grandchild – Griffin D. Goodman, Highland, IL
Sister – Evagene A. Gusewelle, Highland, IL
Brother – Udell V. (Kathryn) Cook, Highland, IL
He was preceded in death by :
Father – Isaac —- Cook
Mother – Stella —– Cook nee Frey
Daughter – Gail E. Hommert nee Cook died 10/16/1993
Sister – Doris Cook (twin to Morris died at birth)
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL.
Visitation will be held from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 07, 2016, at Saint Jacob United Church of Christ in Saint Jacob, IL.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 07, 2016, at Saint Jacob United Church of Christ in Saint Jacob, IL., with Rev. Gary Kniepkamp officiating.
Interment will be at Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob, IL.
Memorial contributions may be made to Keystone Cemetery or St. Jacob United Church of Christ.