Dorothy Cook

Aug. 17, 1916-March 9, 2013

Dorothy A. Cook, 96, Kenmare, was called home to the Lord on Saturday, March 9, 2013, in a Kenmare hospital.

Dorothy Alma Pulley, an angel of the Lord, was born Aug. 17, 1916, on the family farm, north of Flasher, a daughter of Jesse and Alberta (Sawtell) Pulley. She was raised and educated in Flasher. When Dorothy was 16 years of age, she was awarded a trip from the United States government to travel to Washington, D.C. During the trip, she was able to meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt. She then graduated from Flasher High School. Dorothy furthered her education by taking a correspondence course in shorthand, which led her to a position with the Farmers Union headquarters in Jamestown.

Dorothy was united in marriage to Eldon J. Cook on Nov. 15, 1945, in Flasher. They made their home on the Cook family farmstead until 1947 when they purchased their present farm in Stafford Township. Together they farmed and raised their four children. Eldon died Nov. 17, 2000. Following his death, Dorothy continued to live on the farm until December 2012, when she entered the Kenmare swing-bed facility. Other than when her children were born, Dorothy had only spent one night in a medical facility.

She was an active member of the Evanger Lutheran Church, rural Kenmare, and was involved with Ladies Aid group and assisted with many community functions. In her later years, Dorothy always had the coffee pot on and cookies ready in the cookie jar, which was a favorite for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was loved by all and will be dearly missed.

Dorothy is survived by: children, Diane Skalicky, Kenmare, Susan (Curtis) Peterson, Kenmare, Robin Cook, Elizabeth, Colo., Mark (Kathy) Cook, Kenmare; seven grandsons; two granddaughters; 16 great-grandchildren: and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband of 55 years, Eldon; brothers, Glen and Clarence; and a sister, Ruby.

Funeral service: Wednesday, March 13, at 2 p.m. at Evanger Lutheran Church, rural Kenmare.

Burial: Rosehill Cemetery, rural Norma.

Visitation: Today, Tuesday, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Kenmare.

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