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William Cook

William L. Cook, 83, of Vanlue, passed away at 2:50 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at Wyandot Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Upper Sandusky. He was born on Feb. 27, 1935, in Hancock County to the late Orville Sr. and Eva (LaRue) Cook. He married Georgia Farmer on May
22, 1952, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2018.
Bill is survived by his sons, Jerry (Linda) Cook of Batesburg-Leesville, S.C., David “Randy” Cook of Vanlue, and Brad (Kim) Cook of Vanlue; his daughter, Sherri (Mark) Goodman of Vanlue; his brother, Larry (Dreah) Cook of Tiffin; 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Orville Jr., Ronald and Douglas Cook; and his sisters, Dorothy Armstrong and Marjorie Secord.
Bill retired from Cooper Tire & Rubber Company after 39 1/2 years and was a lifetime farmer. He was the second generation to raise and show cattle and was very active with the fifth generation today. He was a longtime member of the Cattlemen’s Association.
Bill enjoyed teaching kids how to care and fit show cattle and was a former 4-H advisor. He was a former youth baseball coach in Vanlue, enjoyed attending his children’s and grandchildren’s sporting events and participated in many bowling leagues throughout his life. He was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan, NASCAR fan and mushroom hunter. He attended Findlay Evangelical Free Church, Findlay. Bill loved to take trips out west for vacation and to look at cattle.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Jan. 12, from 2-5 p.m. at Coldren-Crates Funeral Home, Findlay. A funeral service will be held Sunday, Jan. 13, at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with his nephew Rick Stafford officiating. Burial was held at Lee Cemetery, Amanda Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Hancock County 4-H Program and/or Hancock County Cattlemen’s Association. Online condolences may be expressed at

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