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Robert B Cook

Birth
Harvard, McHenry County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Oct 2004 (aged 81)
Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 14672921 · View Source
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He was the son of Rudolph and Clara (Gasch) Cook. He was a 1941 graduate of Harvard High School and then served in the United States Navy for three years. In 1948 he graduated from the University of Wisconsin. He was a member of the University of Wisconsin Division of Intercollegiate Athletic Hall of Fame. He played forward and was Wisconsin's leading scorer on the 1947 basketball team that won the Big Ten championship and placed third in Eastern Regional play. He was named All Big Ten as a junior and senior and led the Big Ten in scoring in 1947 with a 15.6 point average. He established a Big Ten record for field goal percentage (.727) in a game by hitting 8-11 shots versus Northwestern in 1948. He was a two-time (1946 and 1948) winner of the team most valuable player honors. He also played third base on Wisconsin's 1946 league co-championship team. He went on to play professional basketball with the Sheboygan Redskins. In 1949, he came to Lake Geneva and the purchased the Ford dealership. It became known as Hetland-Cook Ford. He owned and operated the garage until 1996 when he retired. He married Verone Hetland on April 15, 1950 in Jefferson Wisconsin. He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Barbara (Richard) Reynold, and Verone (Gregg) Haupply; two sons, Robert (Dee) Cook, and James (Karen) Cook, 10 grandchildren; and a sister, Helen Horehled.


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  • Created by: Sue
  • Added: 22 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14672921
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert B Cook (1 Apr 1923–11 Oct 2004), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14672921, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Lake Geneva, Walworth County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Sue (contributor 46778782) .