Arnold ‘Arnie’ E. Cook

Oct. 16, 1924 - Sept. 27, 2008

Arnold "Arnie" E. Cook of Waukesha died peacefully at home Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008, at age 83. He was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 16, 1924, the son of Joseph and Rose (nee Kryzwena) Cook.

He served in the Pacific in the U.S. Army Air Force. On Sept. 5, 1951, he married the former Alice Jacobson in Whitewater. Arnie was the education director and principal of the Wales Boys School for more than 25 years until his retirement in 1985. He enjoyed swimming at Carroll University, enjoyed golfing in various golf leagues and had a love for animals. He loved his retirement and riding his bike.

He will be dearly missed by his wife, Alice of Waukesha; their six children, Michael (Mary) Cook of Wenatchee, Wash., Dr. David (Elizabeth) Cook of Wenatchee, Paul (Lin) Cook of Cumming, Ga., Janet (Jay) Nixon of Racine, Eric (Julie) Cook of Waukesha and Ellen (Ken) Vandenberg of Brookfield; 17 grandchildren, Jessica Cook, James (Kalena) Cook, April (Brent) Holland, Rose (Drew) Vanderhoff, Jacob, Clara and Timothy Cook, Alex and Cait Cook, Dana, Carly and Lauren Nixon, Jared and Caleb Laufer and Russell, Michael and Benjamin Vandenberg; and two great-grandchildren, Benjamin and Sierra Cook. He is further survived by his sisters-in-law, Lois Kaplan of Waukesha and Dorothy Gummer of Plainfield, Ind., along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

In addition to his parents, Arnie was preceded in death by his brother and sister-in-law, Leonard and Mary Jane Cook.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Oct. 2, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. The Rev. Bill Humphreys will preside.

Memorials are appreciated to the Humane Animal Welfare Society of Waukesha County, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.