Obit: Cook, Zanza (1894 - 1979)

Transcriber: Ken Wood


----Sources: Marshfield News Herald - Friday 23 February 1979 p 2

Cook, Zanza (22 DEC 1894 - 21 FEB 1979)

NEILLSVILLE--Services will be held at 1:30 pm Saturday at Gesche Funeral Home for Mrs. Zanza Cook, 84, of 408 Oak St., Neillsville. She died Wednesday at her home.

The Rev. Gary L. Clark, pastor of United Church of Christ, will officiate. Burial will be in the Neillsville Cemetery. Easter Star services will be at 8:30 tonight at the funeral home.

The former Zanza Cardarelle was born Dec. 22, 1894 in the Neillsville area. She attended Hillcrest School. She was married to Chester Cook Dec. 31, 1914 at Neillsville. The couple lived in Milwaukee several years.

She and her husband managed restaurants in railroad depots and bus terminals 36 years, living in 37 states during that time. After the death of her husband in 1967, she lived in Madison, returning to Neillsville in 1970.

Mrs. Cook was a member of American Legion Auxiliary, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Carmi Chapter No. 60, Order of the Eastern Star, and White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 18, Clinton Ill.

A brother, Louis Cardarelle, West Bend, survives. Besides her husband she was predeceased by three sisters and four brothers.


Obit: Cook, Zanza #2 (1894 - 1979)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Cook, Duschak, Cardarelle, Stanley, Spangler, Pflughoeft, Yankee, Hemp, Brugger, Wren, Weisner, Mickelkamp, Hagie, Hustad, Anthony, Clark

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 3/01/1979

Cook, Zanza (22 December 1894 – 21 February 1979)

Zanza Cook, 84, of 406 Oak St., Neillsville was found dead in her home, Wednesday afternoon, February 21. The deceased was born on December 22, 1894, in Clark County to Liberato and Mary (Duschak) Cardarelle. After receiving her education at the Hillcrest School, she worked as a housekeeper. On December 31, 1914, she married Chester Cook in Neillsville ceremonies.

The couple lived in Milwaukee for several years and then traveled in 37 states in 36 years due to Mr. Cook’s managing and operating restaurants in railroad depots and bus terminals. Mr. Cook passed away in 1967 and Mrs. Cook then moved to Madison where she resided until 1970 when moving back to Neillsville. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary and the White Shrine of Jerusalem No. 18 of Clinton, Ill.

Surviving her is one brother, Louis Cardarelle of West Bend. She was preceded in death by her husband, three sisters and four brothers.

“Nearer My God To Thee” and “Jesus, Lover of My Soul” were sung by Marie Stanley, accompanied by Deon Spangler.

Funeral services were held Satruday from the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville with the Rev. Gary Clark, pastor of the Neillsville United Church of Christ officiating. Burial was to be in the Neillsville City Cemetery. Eastern Star services were also held. Pallbearers included Leo Pflughoeft, Leslie Cook, Arnold Yankee, Herman Hemp, Kevin Brugger and Gilbert Wren.

Attending the services from out of town were Mrs. Louis Cardarelle, Donald Cardarelle and Mrs. Janel Wiesner, Elmer E. Wren of West Bend; Mr./Mrs. Peter Mickelkamp, Stevens Point; Mr./Mrs. John Hagie & Jason, Wausau; Mr./Mrs. Gene Hustad, Hudson; Lorraine and Nancy Anthony, both of Madison.



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