Richard M. ‘Mickey’ Cook
Oct. 16, 1933 — Oct. 17, 2017
Richard (Mickey) M. Cook of Dousman passed to his forever home on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. He was 84 years and 1 day old. He was born into this life on October 16, 1933, to Julius and Patricia (Sheehan) Cook in Milwaukee.
Mickey was a lifelong Teamster who worked hard and played hard. He had a practical, no-nonsense approach to life and could fix most anything mechanical. Most of his truck driving career was with Spector Freight Systems. He also worked at East Texas Motor Freight, Sentry Foods Distribution Center and Roundy’s Foods.
He is survived by loving wife, Karen; children, Victoria Cook (Philip Dirden) of Grass Valley, Calif., David Cook (Maddy) of Ada, Mich., Jacqueline Cook of DePere and Rebecca Cook (Bill Stark) of Wauwatosa; and sister in-law Carol Kolakowski of Santa Barbara, Calif. He also has many cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many treasured friends.
He was preceded in death by brother Jerry (Claudia Perkovich); his eldest son, Richard Cook Jr. (Linda Sawa); sister Beverly McGilvray; and stepdaughter Sue Burdette.
As a young man he enjoyed fast motorcycles and cars.
Later he took up flying as a private pilot and owned a Cessna Skyhawk. He was a lifelong fan of old time country music. During his retirement years, he enjoyed nature around his rural home, working on his tractors and brandishing a PBR while telling a story or two.
Thank you to the special people at AngelsGrace Hospice in Oconomowoc for their gracious care. Also thanks to the doctors, nurses and staff at Oconomowoc Memorial Hospital. Thank you to Cesarz Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home in assisting the family. Per Mick’s wishes there will be no service.
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For an online obituary or to leave a message of condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com, or call 262-5426609.