Deacon William “Bill” Cook, age 72, entered eternal life on Aug. 9, 2021. He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane Cook, along with daughter, Jill Cohee; step-children, Heidi Steigman and Donald Steigman, nine grandchildren, as well as three brothers and a sister.

Deacon Cook was a graduate of Muskegon Catholic Central, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and worked as a pattern maker for many local companies. He was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Diocese of Grand Rapids on Feb. 11, 2006. Since his ordination, he had served as a deacon in parishes in the Muskegon area including St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of Grace, and others, and belonged to the Holy Rosary Council of the Knights of Columbus.

Click here to read his obituary on the Sytsema Funeral website.

Funeral arrangements for Deacon Cook are as follows:

Friday, Aug. 13, 6-8 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 7 p.m.
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church
239 W. Clay Ave.
Muskegon, MI 49440.

Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, Aug. 14 at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop Walkowiak presiding.
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church (see address information above)

May Deacon Cook now rest in eternal peace.  Please remember him and his family in your prayers.