March 01, 2011
Steven J. Cook
Steven J. Cook, age 43 of Mayetta, KS, passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Kansas. Born on December 23, 1967 in Sheboygan, he was the son of Michael B.
and Kay L. (Rabideaux) Cook, Sr. After graduating from Menominee Indian High Sc
hool in 1986, Steven enlisted with the United States Marine Corps. After serving his country for more than seven years he was honorably discharged from service. Steven was a Tribal Police Officer for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation in Kansas and was very proud of his position as a police officer. During his career he became a BIA Certified Officer for the Prairie Band Police and had also done detective work. In November of 2010 he was happily united in marriage to Denise Fo
uraker in Mayetta, Kansas. Steven attended St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Keshena as well as St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit. He was a member of the Wa-te-se V.F.W. in Kansas and a member of the Prairie Band Tribal Veterans Association. In his free time he enjoyed fishing, watching the buffalo on the Potawatomi Common Land and was an avid Packer fan. He also had a love for his cats, Grace and Felix.
Steven is survived by: his wife, Denise; 2 children, Dustin Cook of Mayetta, KS, Rachel Cook of Fond du Lac; a grandson, Elijah Cook; 2 stepchildren, Nathan Powers and Amy Powers both of KS; his parents, Mike and Kay Cook of Keshena; 7 siblings, Michael Cook, Jr. of Keshena, Ronald Cook of Bismarck, ND, Ken (Sheila) Cook of Freedom, Christopher (Misty) Cook of Gresham, Melissa Cook of Shawano, Melinda Cook of Shawano and Tricia (Justin) Broshear of Cincinnati, OH; several nieces and nephews; and a God Daughter, Megan Smith of Shawano.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at the St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Neopit with the Rev. Robert Rank officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Veterans of the Menominee Nation and the Menominee American Legion Post #497 at the church following the service. Visitation will be held at the Mike and Kay Cook residence located at N306 Pine Meadows in Keshena after 4pm on Thursday until the procession leaves for the church on Saturday. A Parish Wake service will be held at the residence on Friday at 7pm. Swedberg Funeral Home in Shawano is assisting the family with the arrangements. Flowers and condolences may be sent to the family in care of Michael and Kay Cook, N306 Pine Meadows, Keshena, WI 54135.
(Courtesy of Swedberg Funeral Home-Shawano, Wis.)