Jim Cook

March 15, 1944 ~ May 29, 2022 (age 78)


Jim Cook, 78 of Tolono passed away on Sunday, May 29, 2022 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Graveside services will be 1:30PM Friday June 3, 2022 at Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono.  Visitation will be from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Friday at Freese Funeral Home, Tolono.

Jim was born March 15, 1944 in Champaign, son to Donald B. and Mary Kochvar Cook.  He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Melinda (Mindy) Meek.  Also surviving are his children; James (Susan) Cook of Suffolk, VA, and Tamara (Charlie) Scheiner of Hanna City, IL, five grandchildren; James H. Cook, Ryan Cook, Stephen Cook, Caleb (Jordan) Cook and Shelbi (Travis) Raymond, three great-grandchildren; Rylee, Peyton, and Theo, a brother; Michael Cook, two sisters; Johannah (John) Schweighart and Maria (Ray-deceased) Moorhous, and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son; Kevin Cook, and two brothers; Donald H. Cook and Byron Cook.

Jim served in the United States Army and was a proud Vietnam Veteran.  He was in the Glazers Local 1168 for 39 years, ending his employment with Bacon and Van Buskirk Glass Company.

Jim had a passion for life, never knew a stranger, and loved his family, his Chicago Cubs and fishing.

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June 3, 2022

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
407 N. Bourne Street
Tolono, IL 61880

Graveside Service
June 3, 2022

1:30 PM
Bailey Memorial Cemetery, Tolono

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