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Karen S. Bross Cook
(07-12-1953 - 01-20-2018)

 Karen S. Bross Cook, 64, of Elgin passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018. She was born July 12, 1953 in Chicago the daughter of Walter and Eileen Bunting Bross. She had been a resident of the Elgin area since 1959 and was a graduate of Larkin High School in 1971.

Her biggest joy in life was being “Nana” to her grandchildren, caring for her large family, cooking, camping, and taking care of her animals.

Surviving are her husband, Michael A. Cook whom she married August 7, 1971, her children, Brandon (Beth) Cook and Erin (Dan) Snowwhite, 5 grandchildren, Emma and Ethan, Stella, Collin and Eryn,
her father, Walter of Streamwood, 6 sisters, Donna Byrnes, Joanne (Richard) Spizziri, Sally Phillips, Jacqueline Bross, Roberta Quinlan and Rebecca (Don) Wagner. She will be missed by many nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Eileen, mother in law and father in law, Rosalie and Albert Cook, brother in laws, Donald Byrnes and Greg Quinlan.

A Celebration of life will be held on Friday, January 26, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the Grumpy Goat 875 Sportsway, Elgin. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to any Animal Care Organization. Laird Funeral Home, Elgin is assisting the family. For information call 847-741-8800 or www.lairdfamilyfuneralservices.com.

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