Edward Cook

Edward G. Cook, 90

Edward G. Cook, 90, of West Lafayette, passed away at 11:34 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital.

Ed was born on June 4, 1922, in West Lafayette to the late Stefanum "Steve" and Paula Koteles Cook. He was educated at Lafayette Jefferson High School where he participated in the major high school sports, excelling in baseball. Ed went on to Purdue University, graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Ed served with the U.S. Army during WW II from August of 1942 till his honorable discharge in June of 1946. On June 2, 1946, Ed married Doris Clawson in Ockley, and she survives. For over 37 years, Ed worked for Ed Grace Company, retiring in 1984 as Vice President. As a young adult, Ed won the Lafayette City Tennis Championship two times. His love of golf helped him to win many local golf tournaments including the 1969 and 1970 City Golf Championships. Ed also loved the sport of fishing and was an avid fan of Purdue sports, the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears.

Ed survived a debilitating stroke in 1987 that limited him physically and only through the love and care of his family was he able to live for an additional 25 years. Ed's family left behind to cherish his memory include his wife, Doris; their three children, Edward D. Cook and his wife Lynn, of Lafayette, Jayne S. Cook, of West Lafayette and David R. Cook, of West Lafayette; three grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

Ed was preceded in death by two brothers, Steve Cook and Henry J. Cook; one sister, Helen P. Hassler; and a great-granddaughter, Olivia Diaz. The entire Cook family rejoices that his spirit has been freed to join God. Those wishing to honor Ed's memory are encouraged to donate to the Salvation Army during this Holiday Season.

Private family services will be held with entombment at Tippecanoe Memory Gardens. Simplicity Funeral Care entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences at www.simplicity-funeralcare.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 10 to Dec. 12, 2012