John Maitland Cook
Cook John Maitland Cook, 1911-2003. "Mait" passed away May 24th at the Lyngblomsten Care Center, St. Paul. Preceded in death by his wife, Mary Alice ( "Sally") and son John; brothers, Douglas and Kenneth. Survived by daughters, Susan (Gerald) Peterson of St. Paul and Mary Patricia of St. Louis Park; son, Daniel James of Minneapolis, and daughter-in-law, Carol, of Rochester, N.Y. He'll always be lovingly remembered by his 11 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Born in Montello, Wisconsin, he was an accomplished photographer, artist and writer who began his business career in the field of advertising in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after studying at the School of Art in Chicago, Illinois. Later, he became Advertising Manager at the Jones Store in Kansas City, Missouri and then Director of Advertising at Northwest Airlines, St. Paul, Minnesota (from 1942-1952.) In 1953, he went to work with his brother Ken (of the Ken Cook Company, Milwaukee, Wisconsin) as technical writer, photographer and technical sales representative, retiring in 1985. In addition, during the 1940's he served with the Minnesota State Guard, receiving an Honorable Discharge, with the rank of Captain. Mr. Cook was a resident, for 54 years, of the Linden Hills neighborhood of Minneapolis. He was a long-time parishioner of St. John's Episcopal Church, Linden Hills. He loved fishing, camping, travel, gardening, and was devoted to his large family. He will be remembered as a caring, outgoing and patient man by his family members and many friends. Special thanks to Lyngblomsten Care Center, St. Paul for their compassionate care during the last two years of his life. Memorials received will be donated to St. John's Episcopal Church, 4201 Sheridan Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55410, telephone: 612-922-0396. A Memorial Service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17th, 2003 at St. John's Episcopal Church.
Published on June 3, 2003
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