Obit: Cook, Laura Christine (1904 - 2004)

Transcriber: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Cook, Hansen, Domke, Buhr, Humphrey, Turnipseed, Fleming, Beal, Nienaber

----Sources: Stevens Point Journal (Stevens Point, Wis.) 9 Dec. 2004

Cook, Laura Christine (14 March 1904 - 26 Nov. 2004)

A Stevens Point centenarian, Laura C. Cook, has died.

Laura C. Cook, pictured here on her 100th birthday, was the wife of Dr. Arthur R. Cook, who practiced dentistry in Stevens Point from 1922 through 1976. She died on Friday, Nov. 26, 2004, in a nursing facility in Lakeland, Fla. Mrs. Cook was a graduate of the Stevens Point Normal School and was a beloved grade school teacher to many students who later became community leaders in Stevens Point.

Mrs. Cook was born Laura Christine Hansen on March 14, 1904, to the late Andreas L. Hansen and Anna M. Hansen of Withee. Mrs. Cook was a charter member of the Fortnightly Study Club of Stevens Point, with a lifelong passion for literature, poetry and music. She was intimately involved in the Boy and Girl Scout organizations during her children's youth and was a member and tireless worker at Trinity Lutheran Church during her entire residency in Stevens Point.

Mrs. Cook is survived by a daughter, Charlotte A. Domke of LaCrosse; Dr. William A. Cook of Amesbury, Mass.; Dr. Lawrence K. Cook of Lakeland; nine grandchildren, William C. Domke and Kristin L. Buhr, both of La Crosse, Ellen E. Humphrey, Lake Forest, Ill., Catherine A. Turnipseed, Eagle, Colo., Andrea L. Fleming, Palo Alto, Calif., Courtney S. Cook, San Francisco, Laura E. Beal, Atlanta, Jennifer N. Nienaber, Santa Ana, Calif., and Andrew L. Cook, Tampa, Fla.; and nine great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Stevens Point, with a pre-service viewing in the narthex at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at Forest Cemetery. The Shuda Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

Stevens Point , Wisconsin Central State Teachers' College

In 1927 Stevens Point Normal School became Central State Teachers College and began offering four-year teaching degrees. When post-World War II enrollment became less centered on teacher training and more focused on liberal arts education, the Wisconsin State Legislature intervened, elevating the school to a Wisconsin State College with the authority to grant bachelor's degrees in liberal arts. Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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