Arnold Leonard Cook, 86, of Au Gres, and formerly of Omer, Mich., passed away Aug. 4, 2012 with his family by his side at home.
Mr. Cook was born April 6, 1926, the son of Arnold Leo and Eldona Cook. He married Jacqueline Judd on July 27, 1991.
Mr. Cook, a WWII Army veteran, was employed as a welder for General Motors, where he retired. He was active in his community, serving as a member of the Tawas Order of the Eastern Star of Michigan; the Omer Masonic Lodge; and Au Gres United Methodist Church. He also enjoyed hunting; fishing; gambling at Michigan casinos; and spending winters in Mission, Texas.
Mr. Cook is survived by his loving wife, Jacqueline; son, Arnold Leonard (Paula) Cook; step-daughters, Joyce (Terry) Pendred, Karen Dunn; and Dana Sue (Lynn) Pendred; brothers, Alvin (Margaret) Cook and David Cook; 12 grandchildren, Arnold Scott (Cathy) Cook, Deana (Jerry) LaBean, Brian Cook, Jolene Downing, Daniel (Amanda) Pendred, Michelle Pendred, LeeAnna (Jacob) Richards, Wayne (Amanda) Pendred, Melanie Stanley, Toria Pendred, Jared Doran, and Judd Pendred; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Arnold was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary and sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley (Charlie) Jenkins and Betty (Eddie) Vick.
Visitation for Mr. Cook will be held from 3-8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 7 at C.L. Forshee & Sons Funeral Homes, Inc., Au Gres Chapel and from 10-11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Au Gres United Methodist Church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. at AUMC with Pastor M. Lamb officiating. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Hospice Angelic Care, 314 W. M-55, Tawas City, Mich. 48763.
“We love you grandpa and will miss you dearly. Rest is peace. ”
— Scott & Cathy Cook
“Grandpa, we love you very much and miss you. You are now pain free and with God. ”
— Scott and Cathy Cook
“So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts & prayers are with at this difficult time in your lives. Take care of each other.”
— Jamie & Annette Stolicker
“You will be missed Uncle Len. RIP”
— John Vick
“Rest in peace, Uncle Len.”
— Joshua Vick