Obituary for Michael "Mike" Cook | Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center
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Michael "Mike" Cook

February 24, 1963 ~ August 14, 2019 (age 56)

Michael "Mike" Cook, 56, of Walkerton, joined his family in heaven on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 in his home with his daughters at his side. 

Mike was born on February 24, 1963 in Greenfield, Tennessee, to Wendell and Vanda (Roark) Cook.

On August 29, 1992, he married the light of his life, Carol (Schrader) Cook. Surviving are his daughters, Dakota and Bailee Cook; mother, Vanda (Roark) Cook; siblings, Wendell Cook (Nina Hargis) and Kari Keller; nieces, Kelsey Hulecki and Chazney Keller; nephews, Jason Cook and Justin Cook; as well as many in-law relatives. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Wendell Cook; wife, Carol (Schrader) Cook; and son, Lattigo Michael Cook. 

Mike worked as a Mechanic Equipment Operator and various positions over 14 years with his Nipsco "brothers".  He was baptized at Salem Chapel United Methodist Church.  Mike enjoyed working with horses, camping, good food, and spending quality time with his family and friends.  A tough cowboy with a dog at his side and a heart of gold, Michael was a man who enjoyed the simple things in life and shared them with unbridled joy.  He cared about people, always had good advice, and became a father figure to more than his own. 

The Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 am CST on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at Salem Chapel United Methodist Church, LaPorte IN.  Burial will follow at Salem Cemetery in La Porte.

A time of visitation will be from 3 - 7pm CST on Monday, August 19, 2019 and from 10 am CST until the time of service on Tuesday at Salem Chapel United Methodist Church.  

Memorial contributions in honor of Michael A. Cook may be made to the donor's choice.

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