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Erwin B. 'Bernie' Cook

November 12, 1931 — February 10, 2009

Erwin B. 'Bernie' Cook

Erwin B. "Bernie" Cook, 77, of Monticello passed away at 11:04 p.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2009 , at White County Memorial Hospital . He was born November 12, 1931 in Kent , Michigan to the late Erwin B. and Mildred L.(Priebe) Cook, Sr. His marriage was to Melitta M. "Millie" Folkers on July 2, 1955 in Lenggries , Germany , and she survives. Bernie was a 1949 graduate of Union High School , Grand Rapids , MI He was a 1953 graduate of the former Indianapolis College of Mortuary Science. He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1953-57, and was stationed in France . He was an embalmer. He had worked 20 years for Stinlinovich Palmer and Wiatrolik Funeral Home in Gary . He moved to Monticello in 1979 where he worked 13 years for the Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home from which he retired. After his retirement, he continued working for Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. He had served two terms as White County Coroner, and was a member of the Indiana Coroner Association. He was the current Union Township Trustee and was elected for two consecutive terms. He was a Past Noble Grand of the I.O.O.F. Lodge #107. He served as the I.O.O.F. Lodge Secretery for many years. He was a member and Past Master of Libanus #154 F & AM of Monticello . He enjoyed traveling. His first love was his wife Millie for over 52 years. Another love was his little grandson Joshua. He enjoyed his cats Sheeba and Tasha. Bernie left a smile on the face of everyone he met. Other survivors include: 3 Sons, Ronald G. (Connie) Cook of Scottsdale, Arizona, Robert J. (Tammy) Cook of Lockport, Erwin B. Cook, III. of Sacramento, CA; Daughter, Connie J. (David) Beller of Crown Point; Sister, Jaine (Marv) Kuzawa of Grand Rapids, MI; Sister-in law, Ann (Nick) Gillis of Valparaiso; 4 Grandsons, Davey, Brandon, Joshua, Peter; and a Granddaughter, Cara Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Friday at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home. An Odd Fellow Service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Followed by a Masonic Service. Funeral Services will be on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Chris Dodson of the Monticello Christian Church officiating. Burial will be at Riverview I.O.O.F. Cemetery with full military rites. You may sign the online guestbook at springervoorhisdraper.com

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