Cecilia Anne Cook, 73, of Austin, died Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Sacred Heart Care Center in Austin from Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD).
Ceci was born in Waukesha, Wis., on July 25, 1946, to Frank and Mabel Ruekert. After graduating from the College of St. Theresa in Winona, she was a licensed social worker for Mower County Child Protection Services. On Oct. 5, 1968, she married Richard Cook. Together they raised four children, Rev. Monsignor Thomas Cook, Joan (Tyler) Farrell, David (Becky) Cook, and Daniel (Erika) Cook. Ceci is also survived by her brother, Fr. Thomas Ruekert, S.D.B. She was preceded in death by her parents and her brothers, Frank Jr. and Fred.
Ceci enjoyed working and volunteering at Queen of Angels Parish and School. She also enjoyed singing, traveling, and spoiling her six grandchildren, Holden, Clare, Linus, Kate, Bennett, and Brady.
A Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at Queen of Angels Catholic Church in Austin with Rev. Msgr. Thomas Cook officiating. There will be visitation from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the Mass Saturday at the church. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in remembrance of Ceci to: Mayo Clinic FTD Progranulin Study, ℅ Dr. Leah K. Forsberg, Ph.D., 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN 55905.
Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com.