Thomas E. Cook, Jr.

    Thomas Earl Cook, Jr., 60, of Schoolcraft, MI, died unexpectedly, April 11, 2019, at U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI. Tom was born June 26, 1958,  in Kalamazoo, the son of Thomas Sr. and Virginia (Rutz) Cook.
    He grew up in Evart, MI, and graduated in 1976 from Evart High School. Tommy earned an engineering degree from Western Michigan University and worked for Durametalic/ Flowserve for 40 years, retiring in 2017.
    Members of his family included his wife of 10 years, Theresa (Rosneck) Cook; two daughters, Kaylee (Jeremy) Trinkle and Kendra Cook; two grandchildren, Leland and Naomi,  and another grandson expected in August; his parents, Thomas Sr., and Virginia Cook; siblings,  David (Cheri) Cook, Linda (Jeff) Dehn and Carrie (Matt) Selbee; in-laws, Leo and Ellen Rosneck; brothers and sisters-in-law: Cathy (John) Robertstad, Jim Rosneck, Patty (Jim) Wood and Leo (Stacey) Rosneck; and many nieces and nephews.
    Cremation will take place. Services will be held Saturday, April 20, at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1515 Helen Ave., Portage, where a visitation will begin at 10 a.m. A luncheon will follow the service in the church hall.
    Visit Tom’s personal web page at:, to read his story, archive a favorite memory or photo and sign his online guestbook.
    Memorial contributions may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church.
    Arrangements by Betzler Life Story Funeral Home, 6080 Stadium Drive, Kalamazoo (269) 375-2900.


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