Mr. John Andrew Cook

  • Born: December 29, 1941
  • Died: January 14, 2017
  • Location: Sturgis, Michigan

Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Hackman Chapel

114 S Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Tel. (269) 651-2331

Tribute & Message From The Family

John Andrew Cook age 75 of Sturgis, Michigan passed away Saturday evening, January 14, 2017 at his home with his family at his side.
He was born December 29, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois son of the late Frederick and Ruth (Grimes) Cook.
John resided in Sturgis since 1970 coming from Schoolcraft. His early life was lived in Niles where he was a graduate of Niles High School with the class of 1959. He continued his education at Loyola University in Chicago and received his Bachelor Degree from Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.
On September 18, 1965 he married Susan Wall in Niles. She died November 15, 2013.
John had been employed as Manager of Industrial Engineering by the Dometic Corporation in LaGrange, Indiana for several years. He also had been employed by the Federal Mogul Corporation in Greensville, Indiana as an Engineering Supervisor, Marly Industries in Sturgis as Plant Manager and his last place of employment was with Precision Speed in Sturgis where he held the position of Staff Industrial Engineer.
He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves.
John was an active member of the St. John's Episcopal Church in Sturgis and a member of the Cedar Lake Golf Course. He was also a past member of B.P.O.Elks #1381 in Sturgis and enjoyed stamp collecting, model railroading, playing golf, genealogy research, history and trivia. He was an avid lifelong Notre Dame fan and for 10 years served as a Notre Dame usher. John loved time spent with his family, especially his children.
He is survived by one daughter: Tracy Clark of Sturgis; one son: Scott Cook of Sturgis; five grandchildren: Taylor Clark, Madison Clark, Elizabeth Cook, Kaitlin (Nick) Cook Ankney and Mallory Cook; two great grandsons: Landon and Casen Ankney; one sister: Ruth Ann (Lawrence) McDonald of Cedar City, Utah and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; one brother: Robert Cook and one sister: Josephine Clark
In accordance with John's wishes cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. A memorial Requiem Mass will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday at the St. John's Episcopal Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Father Aaron Evans and Deacon Floyd Kunce will officiate. Placement of the ashes will follow the Mass in St. John's Garden.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Cook's memory consider the St. John's Episcopal Church, 110 S. Clay St., Sturgis, MI 49091 or Hospice of Sturgis, P.O. Box 126, Sturgis, MI 49091.
The obituary is also at where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Tracy & Scott, I am the widow of your dad's cousin Tom Grimes. Just found out about your dad's death and want to send my sincere sympathy. Please convey my condolences to your Aunt Ruth. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Sharon Grimes - South Bend, IN - Family   January 23, 2017

So sorry for the loss of your dad.Remembering your family on my prayers. God Bless you all.

Posted by Sandy Sites - Sturgis, MI - Friend   January 19, 2017

The memories of your father will live on in your heart, he was a class mate at Niles High School.

Posted by Carole Brock - Schaumburg, IL - Friend   January 18, 2017

Scott and Tracy, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. He was always such a kind and nice man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Bobbi Stahl-Ware    January 18, 2017

Uncle John was my favorite uncle. Since I was only 7 years younger than Uncle John, I have lots of memories. I remember the times he would come over to my Mom and Dad's house and play games. I remember the night Tracy was born. We had gone to Schoolcraft to play cards until Aunt Susan and Uncle John left to go to the hospital to give birth to her. I will always keep all of my memories of Uncle John in my heart. He was the best uncle a niece could have.

Posted by Jean Bennett - Greenwood, IN - Family   January 17, 2017

As friend, as coworker, as neighbor, and, as a gentleman. THAT is how I'll remember John. Always friendly, he never passed a chance to warmly say hello.
I'm so sorry for his family's loss.

Posted by Thomas Bowen - Friend   January 17, 2017

The Hackman Family and the entire staff extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy.

Posted by Hackman Family Funeral Homes - Sturgis, MI   January 16, 2017