Paul E. Cook, 82, passed away on Wednesday morning, July 15, 2020 at his home in Shepherd, MI. He was born on Oct. 10, 1937 in Fremont to Edward and Marion (Harkema) Cook. He was a member of Second Christian Reformed Church in Fremont prior to moving to Shepherd, and he was currently a member of First Methodist Church in Palmetto, Florida. Paul also attended Central Christian Church in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. He had worked at General Motors in Grand Rapids for 32 years until his retirement in 1996, and he was a member of UAW Local 730. Paul loved to fish, play cards, and spend the winter months in Florida. He also enjoyed attending sporting events of his children & grandchildren, and he always loved a good road trip.
On August 8, 1958 he married Allene Christoffersen who preceded him in death on April 11, 2009. Paul married Roberta Gilbert on January 19, 2013 and is survived by her along with his three sons, David (Chris) Cook of Grant, Michael (Kathy) Cook of Fremont, and Mark (Jill) Cook of Royal Oak; five grandchildren, Tiffany, Jon, Paige (John), Shannon (Adam), and Thad; one great-granddaughter, Claire, and another on the way; sister Mary Lou Wilkins of Grand Rapids; Roberta’s nine children, Pamela, Linda, Denise, Annette, Paula, Carol, Keith, Bobbi, & Jody; and her 18 grandchildren & 19 great grandchildren. Paul is also survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Larry and Jane Hager of Jenison; Richard and Christina (deceased) Christoffersen of Rosenberg, Texas, Greg and Pam Christoffersen of Fremont, Gene and Donita Christoffersen of Fremont, Steve and Mary Christoffersen of Fremont, Barb and Robert (deceased) Hollinger of Grant, Kim and Carl Christenson of Holt, Joni and Tim Boeskool of Fremont, Lon and Tammy Christoffersen of Fremont, Beverly and Roger Flannery of Iowa, Frank (deceased) and Rose Jacobs of Weidman, MI., Bill and Gail Jacobs of Mount Pleasant; and by many nieces and nephews. Paul was preceded in death by his parents Edward and Marion; sister Barb Hager, grandson Joshua Cook, brother-in-law Leonard Wilkins, and sisters-in-law & their husbands: Sheri and Larry Herin, Carol and Elton Machuta.
Visitation will be held at the Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home from 10-12 Noon on Saturday, July 18, 2020. Due to restrictions related COVID-19, a limited number of people will be allowed in at a time, and masks are required. A Graveside Service will be held at 12:30 PM on Saturday at Sherman Township Cemetery with Pastor Doug MacLeod officiating. Please bring your own mask, lawn chair, and umbrella (for sun or rain). Suggested Memorials: Heartland Hospice of Mount Pleasant or Newaygo County, or the Look Left Look Twice Joshua Cook Memorial at Chemical Bank. You can sign the online guest book at www.kroeze-wolffis.com. Arrangements are by Kroeze-Wolffis Funeral Home, Inc. of Fremont.