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400 S 10th St. - Escanaba, Michigan 49829
West 3755 US 2 - Spalding, Michigan 49886
James "Jim" C. Cook
Date of Death: July, 12 2017

          James "Jim" C. Cook, 69, Escanaba, passed away on Wednesday July 12, 2017 due to complications following a back surgery with his loving family by his side. He was born on February 3, 1948 in Escanaba, the son of the late Vern and Betty (Guimond) Sturdivant. On March 21, 1970 he married the former Liz Lueneburg at St. Thomas Church.
          Jim proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1966 to 1969 during Vietnam War which he served one tour of duty. He was also very proud of the wood crafts he made to benefit the U.P. Honor Flight. Jim enjoyed fishing, mostly on the opening day of walleye season with his son, and also traveling, but most important to him was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
          He is survived by his wife: Liz, three children: Mike (Bekki) Cook, Laurie (Dan) Martinson and Amy (Nick) Oleszak, his "fur baby": Zoey, six grandchildren: Kyle, Meghan, Chelsea, Seth, Allison and Katelyn "Katie Kadoodie",  three sisters, one brother, as well as nieces and nephews.
          Jim was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
          In keeping with Jim's wishes, there will be no public service. His family will celebrate his life with private family services with the Delta County Veterans Council performing military rites and Fr. Eric Olson officiating. Inurnment will take place in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery.
          The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Cook Family.
          Please visit to send online condolences to his family.

  • "Liz and family, I am so sorry to hear this. I remember when Liz met Jim her face just lit up she was so happy.Those two were meant for each other. They had alot of wonderful years together/love and hugs Liz. RIP dear Jim"
    -chuck and mary richards

  • "Jim was my brother, my friend we spent many a time together in our younger days , fishing , swimming at our favorite hole and the river we would fish he taught me how to put a worm on a hook and row a boat as a friend even when we grew he was always there when we needed him so special he was and in my heart forever "
    -vivian M Ketcham

  • "Amy and family, my thoughts are with you all during this time. I am glad to hear you are having a celebration of his life, as you need to remember all the great times you all shared with him. The memories will help get you through! God now has him to make more memories with him until you see him again!"
    -Sharon Beyer

  • "Amy... I am sorry for your and your family's loss. I remember when you first started at MEPD you telling me how proud your Dad was of you. He really wanted the best for you and your siblings. I am certain your Dad is looking down on all of you now with a smile beaming from ear to ear seeing what you have accomplished. Hang in there... our thoughts and prayers are with you. "
    -Tim Styka

  • "What fun times and many happy memories we shared. You were Ken's fishing buddy for so many years and we often talk about how much fun you had. His family was his pride and joy and he so loved each of you. Our condolences to everyone. We will miss him -- our thoughts and prayers to you. Debbie "
    -Ken & Debbie Jussila

  • "Laurie we are so sorry for your lost of your Dad . "
    -Bert and Mo

  • "Liz, Mike, Laurie and Amy, Bekki, Dan, Nick, Kyle, Meghan, Chelsea, Seth, Allison, Katelyn and Zoey My heart is heavy with sadness for your loss. Your family was like my second family for many many years and I love you all. Jim will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. "

  • "Dear Liz and family. We send our deepest sympathies and condolences. Such a young life gone too early. Jim was a very wonderful person. I'm ever grateful for my first two jobs, the concession stand and babysitting Mike, Laurie and Amy. Liz prayers for you and the family in the coming days and months that the Lord would comfort you all. Love, Shellie"
    -Shellie McRae Tsiopelas

  • "Dear Amy and famity I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. "
    -Donna Lehhouillier

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