St. MarysFrederick J. Cook, 79, died Feb. 6, 2012, at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton.He was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Auglaize County to Hugh and Gertrude Schneider Cook, who preceded him in death. On July 3, 1952, in St. Marys, he married Patricia Ann Wurster, who survives.Mr. Cook was a 1950 graduate of New Knoxville High School, New Knoxville. He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as a machinist from the Ford Motor Co. Lima Engine Plant. He was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene, St. Marys, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9289, St. Marys. He had served on the St. Marys Police Department auxiliary unit. He enjoyed fishing, riding on his tractor, and working on all things mechanical.Survivors also include three sons, Mark (Mary) Cook, of Springboro, and Dennis (Barb) Cook and Dan (Robin) Cook, both of St. Marys; 10 grandchildren; a brother, Richard Cook, of Wapakoneta; and two sisters, Kathryn (Perry) McBride, of St. Marys, and Shirley (Ed) Springer, of Wapakoneta.Services will begin at 11 a.m. Friday at Miller Funeral Home, St. Marys. The Rev. Tim Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, with military rites.Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.Memorial contributions may be made to First Church of the Nazarene.Condolences may be expressed at millerfuneralhomes.net.
Frederick J. Cook