Herbert “Herb” M. Cook
Herbert “Herb” M. Cook, 92, of Francesville, went home to be with the Lord at 4:10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9. He passed away peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family.
Herb was born on May 24, 1929, in Rensselaer to the late Robert and Merle R. (Mooney) Cook. He graduated from Rensselaer High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Herb married Suzanne “Suz” Gutwein on Dec. 27, 1952, in Francesville. She survives.
Herb was a member of the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville. He was a man of faith and true convictions. Herb was passionate about helping others. He was outgoing, friendly, and had a great sense of humor.
Herb was active in the local Republican Party. He served many years on the Merit Board for the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Department. He was very patriotic and was honored to be a member of a Gold Star Family (having lost his brother, Dick, during WWII). In 2018, Herb had the privilege to participate with fellow veterans in an Honor Flight to Washington D.C.
Herb was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Herb will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He is survived by his wife Suzanne “Suz” (Gutwein)Cook of Francesville; sons Dale [Debb] Cook of Rensselaer, Brad [Michelle] Cook of Fishers, and Bryan [Jenny] Cook of Zionsville; daughters: Miriam “Mim” [David] Wuethrich of Francesville, Salli [Ray] Morris of Benton, Louisiana, and Melissa [Tim] Bender of Winona Lake; daughter-in-law Deborah “Debbie” Cook of Francesville; sisters-in-law Stella Cook and Patricia K. “Pat” Cook; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Merle R. (Mooney) Cook; son Robert “Bob” Lynn Cook; brothers: Washington Wallace Cook, Joseph “Joe” John Cook, 2LT Robert Richard “Dick” Cook USAAF KIA, Philip “Phil” Gilbert Cook, and Thomas “Tom” Douglas Cook; and sisters: Lois Marguerite Gibbs and Jean Timmons.
Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at the Apostolic Christian Church in Francesville with ministers of the church officiating.
Burial will take place at Roseland Cemetery in Francesville.
Memorial contributions may be made to LifeWise Academy at West Central Schools, Humanitarian Distribution Center, or HarvestCall.
Online tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville.
(Pulaski County Journal — Oct. 13, 2021)