Arthur J. Cook Jr., age 94, of Round Lake Beach, Illinois, passed away on December 20, 2020 at Hillcrest Retirement Village. He was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 18, 1926 to Arthur and Elizabeth (Huff) Cook Sr. He married Alice Miske on September 9th, in 1950.
He was proud of his time in the US Navy which was a very important part of his life.
He was a Chicago Cub’s fan and enjoyed playing pool. He loved to travel and getting free stuff. His work ethic for his family is his legacy. He was funny and always had something witty to say. He knew how to make things work.
Arthur was a Christian. He was saved by the blood of Christ. He was a sinner saved by grace. He put his faith in the finished work of Christ on the Cross. He would say to you today, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved (Acts 16:31). But where sin abounded, grace did much more abound (Romans 5:20.)”
Arthur is survived by his children, Wayne (Patricia) Cook of Round Lake, IL; Arthur III (Pamela) Cook of Lakewood, CO; Sharon Cook of Elk Grove Village, IL; Bryan (Amy) Cook of Hudson, WI; Douglas (Ingrid) Cook of Ellsworth, WI, and Alice Cook of Elk Grove Village, IL; thirteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, his parents Arthur and Elizabeth (Huff) Cook Sr, his sister Alice Giller, and his son, Alan Cook, who died in infancy.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Justen’s Round Lake Funeral Home. For information, please call the funeral home at 847-546-3300 or visit www.justenfh.com, where friends and loved ones may share memories of Arthur on his tribute wall.