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Betty Lucille Cook

September 15, 1924 — May 12, 2024

Detroit Lakes

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Betty Lucille Cook (Andersen) was born September 15th, 1924, in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Victor and Lydia Andersen and passed away May 12th, 2024, in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota at the age of 99 years old.

Betty grew up in Moorhead, Minnesota where she graduated High School in 1942. She attended Concordia College for two years and left to join the Navy during World War II in 1944. During her time in the Navy, Betty served as a Pharmacist’s Mate 3rd Class. She received training at Bethesda Naval Hospital, now known as Walter Reed Memorial Hospital, and was stationed at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego, California where she developed her love for California and warm weather. Betty left the Navy in 1946, after the war ended.

Betty married “Jerry” (Gerald) Cook on May 30th, 1947. They went on to welcome two sons, Tim and Bradley Cook. During their married life they lived in Devils Lake, North Dakota, Moorhead, Minnesota, Austin Minnesota, Mounds View, Minnesota and enjoyed their retirement in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Betty touched many lives along the way as a Licensed Practitioner Nurse. She dedicated her life to helping others and worked as a Nurse at St. Ansgar in Moorehead, St. Mary’s in Detroit Lakes, Unity Hospital in Fridley, and Health Partner’s Clinic, where she retired in 1986. After retirement she volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital, the American Legion and High Mileage at her church, Community Alliance. During her “free time” she enjoyed fun times at the lake with her many grandchildren, family, and friends.

Betty and “Jerry” were blessed with many grandchildren; Kristina (Mike) Nerio, Stacie (Jorn and kids), Natalie Cook, Randy (Sarah) Cook, Melissa Cook, Janny (Micah) Andersen and Ashley Baker, great grandchildren; Devin, Navana, Gavin, Brody, Miles, Ryland, Conner, Kenzie, Lailynn, Nash, Calvin and Cameron and a great-great grandchild Julian.

Betty will forever be remembered for her kind heart, strong faith, love for her country and wit. She had a smile that was infectious, and she touched so many lives and hearts just being her. Betty is proceeded in death by her husband “Jerry” Cook, parents: Victor and Lydia (Carlson) Andersen, her brothers: Kenneth (Hazel) Andersen, Robert (Fern) Andersen and infant George Andersen, daughter in-law Connie Cook, her grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, and friends. She is survived in death by her sons Tim (Pep) Cook and Bradley Cook, her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Betty’s Celebration of Life will be held at Community Alliance Church in Detroit Lakes, MN on June 12th at 2:00PM, visitation will begin at 1:00PM.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Hospice of Red River Valley:                                                                

Hospice of Red River Valley

Attn: Philanthropy

1701 38th St. S, Suite 101

Fargo, ND 58103

http://www.hrrv.org/giving/

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Community Alliance Church

408 Elm St W, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Community Alliance Church

408 Elm St W, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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