Obituary: Richard Paul Cook
Richard Paul Cook, age 82, of Rhinelander died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2015 at Rennes Health & Rehab Center in Rhinelander. Richard was born on July 22, 1932 in Rhinelander to Paul and Vina (Plankey) Cook.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Cynthia Ann Metz of Rhinelander; his sons, Steven Richard (Vicky) Cook of Moorpark, Calif. and Kenneth Allen (Shantel) Cook of Council Bluffs, Iowa, seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters; Delores Nolechek of Thorp, Diane Statz of Fort Atkinson, Carol Osterman of Milwaukee, Judy Martin of Longmont, Colo., Patricia (Dennis) Perlberg of Rhinelander, Paula Cook of Broomfield, Colo. and Stephanie (Thomas) Dalka of Rhinelander. He was preceded in death by one son, Daniel James Cook; and three brothers-in-law, William Nolechek, David Statzand Skip Osterman. Visitation for Richard will be held Monday evening, February 16, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hildebrand Russ Funeral Home. There will be a Parish Prayer Service Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. A second visitation will be held Tuesday morning February 17 at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Church, (St. Mary’s site) from 11 a.m. until the 12 p.m. (Noon) Mass of Christian Burial. Fr. Mike McLain will be officiating. Interment will be at Nativity of Our Lord Catholic Cemetery.