• Honoring Edwin Cook

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  • Edwin A. Cook was born December 21, 1920 in Greensville, Michigan to Edward and Esther Cook. The passing of Edward in 1924 led the family to relocate to Detroit so Esther could find employment. Edwin delivered newspapers as a youth, among his customers were the Purple Gang.

    He served his country in World War II from 1941-1945. As a member of the Fifth army, he was stationed mainly in Italy. He was honorable discharged and returned home to Detroit. A few years later he met the love of his life Mary L. Wilkiemeyer, The couple were married in 1952 and over the years had seven children. They would be happily married for 46 years.

    In Edwin's later years he was a resident of Northville and he worked for the township's building department.

    Edwin passed on April 23, 1998 and is interred at the Rural Hill Cemetery, Northville, Michigan.

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