Phyllis Mae Cook

Nov. 26, 1927 July 11, 2013

Phyllis Mae Cook, 85, of Whitewater, formerly Watertown, passed away Thursday, July 11, 2013, at the Alden Estates in Jefferson.

Phyllis was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Thorp, the daughter of Russell and Estelle (DeBarr) Mead. She married Burien T. Cook on Nov. 30, 1947, in Greenwood. Phyllis worked as a registered nurse at Zion International Hospital in Zion, Ill., and Cherokee Village Baptist Memorial Hospital, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and was active in 4th day Community of Via de Cristo. She enjoyed golf, travel and spending time with her family.

Survivors include five children, Robert (Judy) Cook of Watertown, Gloria (Daniel) Navarre of Whitewater, Kathleen Princeton of Pewaukee, Gail Cook of Watertown and Brenda (Peter) Paulson of Beloit; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Roger Mead of Wausau. She is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Joyce Warden and Shirley Wong; and two brothers, Robert and James Mead.

A memorial service was held Wednesday, July 17, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Pat Siegler of Zion Lutheran Church, Madison, officiating. Burial was in the parish cemetery.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Home, 920-261-2113, is caring for the family. To leave any online condolence or to light a candle in her memory, please visit www.PN-FH.com