Originally published Monday, February 11, 2019 at 07:32p.m.

LaVerne Eugene Cook, born Aug. 12, 1926, in Jackson, Michigan, died Jan. 31, 2019, in Prescott Valley, Arizona. Memorial services will be held at Emmanuel Lutheran Church on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at 3 p.m., 7763 E. Long Look Dr., Prescott Valley, Arizona. Arrangements entrusted to Ruffner-Wakelin Funeral Homes and Crematory. Please visit www.ruffnerwakelin.com to sign the online guestbook and share a memory with the family.