In Memory of Martha Cooke
Martha V. Cooke, age 91, of Cambridge, MN, formerly of Webster, WI, passed away on January 15, 2019.
Martha was born on January 27, 1927, in Weyerhauser, WI, to parents, Elizabeth (Raczka) and Charles Zmuda. The family immigrated from Poland and Martha was very proud to be a first generation American.
Martha’s number one hobby was fishing, especially for sunfish. She was known for her green thumb and her ability to grow beautiful houseplants. Martha loved bird watching, cooking, baking, and always had a strong faith in God. She was a loving mother, devoted grandmother and always had her house open to her siblings, nieces and nephews. Preceding Martha in death are her parents; siblings: Stanley, Verna, Ann, Marcella and Anthony; husband, Gordon Cooke; and second husband, Richard Thomas. Martha is survived by her children: Greg (Cheryl) Cooke, Robert (Patryce) Thomas, Joseph Thomas, Kathleen (Ronald) Talbert and Eric Cooke; grandchildren: Chris (Amy) Cooke, Kelly Cooke (Shawn), Dylan Thomas, Dustin (Joan) Thomas, Carrie (Jacob) Werlein, Toby (Cindy) Thomas, Lisa (Cass) Christiansen, Chelsea (Matt) Petersen, Jeremy (Jennie) Talbert and Bradley Talbert; 15 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward (Mary) Zmuda; sisters, Clara (Don) Zachman and Josephine Smith-Hopkins; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at 11:00am (visitation from 10-11:00am) at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Webster, WI.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Webster, WI. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com