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Gary L. Cook

September 22, 1938 — June 6, 2023

Gary Lee Cook Sr. , 84, of Holmen, Wisconsin passed away at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, La Crosse, Tuesday, June 6, 2023 surrounded by his family after a long, hard battle with C.O.P.D. and a heart condition.  Gary was born on September 22, 1938, to Wesley and Evelyn (Grayless) Cook. He married Delores (Bryant) Cook on June 20, 1961.

During his life he wore many hats as a laborer to provide for his family, performing welding and factory work, before his long standing 20 year career working for the Burlington Northern Rail Road for 17 years, finishing as a Brakeman, finally working the remaining 3 years of his career with the Milwaukee Rail Road.

He was a member of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Savanna for many years.  He attended Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church for the last three years.

Survivors include two sons, Gary Cook Jr. and Michael Cook of Holmen; two daughters Angela (Phillip) Davies and Vicki Kristek of Holmen;10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; 1 great great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother, one daughter and 3 siblings.

Funeral services will be 1:00 pm, Saturday, June 10, 2023 at Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church, 1269 County Rd. PH, Onalaska. Pastor Jerry Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the Onalaska City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 am until the time of services. Condolences may be given at selandsfuneralhome.com.

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church

1269 County Road PH, Onalaska, WI 54650

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Saturday, June 10, 2023

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Christ is Lord Free Lutheran Church

1269 County Road PH, Onalaska, WI 54650

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