Ollie Matilda Cook, 101

Published 9:44 am Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ollie Matilda Cook, 101, of Glenville, died at Prairie Manor in Blooming Prairie Monday morning, Jan. 24.

Ollie Cook

She was born Nov. 10, 1909, to Fred and Hannah (Pierson Anderson) Cole in Emmet County, Iowa. She married Ralph Cook on Oct. 30, 1929 in Waseca. They made their home in the London area where Ollie shared the farm work with her husband as they raised their 10 children. Ralph died on Nov. 19, 1964, and Ollie continued to live on the farm until 2009, when she moved to Prairie Manor. A member of Faith Lutheran Church in London, she cooked, baked, crocheted, liked to play cards with the grandchildren and loved her whole family. Ollie was good at spelling and liked to do Prizeword Pete in the newspaper. She also enjoyed a good joke.

Survivors include three sons, William (Rosemary) Cook of Austin, Alfred (Judy) Cook of Waltham, Alan (Barbara) Cook of Glenville; six daughters, Betty Cook of Battle Lake, Joan (Ward) Huff of Caledonia, Lois (David) Penning of Groveland, Calif., Alvina Cook of Kensington, Md., Ardith (Delmar) Pepper of Austin, Ruth (Roger) Lampe of Waverly, Iowa; honorary daughter, Jean Cool of Battle Lake; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Clarice Markwardt of Webster City, Iowa.

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She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ralph; three sons; two daughters-in-law; two brothers and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 28, at Faith Lutheran Church in London with Pastor Kent Otterman officiating. Interment is at London Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday at Worlein Funeral Home in Austin and at the church one hour prior to the service. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.worlein.com.