Robert E. "Bob" Cook, 89, died on Thursday, April 26, 2012. He was born June 19, 1922, in Grand Rapids, Mich. to the late J. Maxwell and Della M. Cook.
Bob grew up in Three Rivers, Mich. and graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1940. He enlisted in the Navy in 1942 where he proudly served during WW II. He loved to tell the story how he celebrated VE Day in Paris and London and VJ day in Okinawa. Bob founded Abrasive Products and Abrasive Processing in Fortville in 1957. He was an avid bridge player, fisherman and world traveller and a member of the Fortville Lion's Club and the American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dr. J. Maxwell Cook; sister, Betty M. Rudd; and grandson, Christopher Kelly Cook.
Bob is survived by his wife of 67 years, Virginia F. (Kelly) Cook; and his four children, Robert Kelly (Cheryl) Cook, Patricia (Warner) Young, Colleen (John) Dangler and Kathy Donley; eight grandchildren, Amy (Don) Textor, Jennifer (Jason) Kehrer, Heather Donley, Michael (Brooke) Donley, Julie (Tony) Ave, Megan (Bill) Bissmeyer, Charles Robert Cook and James Patrick (JP) Cook; eight great-grandchildren; and sixteen nieces and nephews..
No visitation, and services will be private. Arrangements entrusted to Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fortville. You are invited to visit www.sealsfuneralhome.com to leave a personal message .
Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.