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June 13, 1925 – October 19, 2023

Leona E. Cook, age 98 and formerly of Osseo passed away on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at Inspired Senior Living in Hanover, MN.

She was born on June 13, 1925 in Corcoran Township, Hennepin County the daughter of Frank & Ella (Hackler) Bauermeister.

On June 28, 1952 Leona E. Bauermeister and Wilbur E. Cook were joined in holy marriage.   God blessed their marriage with three children.

She was formerly employed in food service at The Osseo School District #279.

Leona was a woman of great faith, who loved spending time with and providing for her family.  Her hardworking hands loved to bake (especially cookies) make quilts, embroidery and gardening.    She loved cheering for the Minnesota Twins and her grandchildren’s sporting teams.   Her unconditional love touched the lives of many people, even in the last months of her life.

Survived by children: Connie (Don) Rambow, Nancy (Rick) Dehmer & Thomas (Cindy) Cook; grandchildren: Kelly (Kevin) Heinen, Jamie (Eric) Welton, Derick (Lindsay) Dehmer, Chad (Carla) Dehmer, Kate Dehmer, Aaron (Megan) Cook, Travis (Rebekah) Cook & Casey (Mitch) Sumstad; 12 great grandchildren; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her husband Wilbur E. Cook, her parents Frank & Ella Bauermeister, siblings Leroy Bauermeister, Shirley Bangert & Carol Cook.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 24th, 2023 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 9141 County Road # 101, Corcoran/Maple Grove with visitation from 9-11:00 A.M. with funeral service at 11:00 A.M.  Officiating will be Pastor Matthew Johnson and Pastor Matthew Moss.

Memorials are suggested for St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family

Online condolences may be made to

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Larry Laumeyer

    To Aunt Leona’s Family,
    We offer our sincere condolences in the loss of your Mother. She was a lovely person who lived her faith in everything she did. When my Mom was sick she and Aunt Carol offered to stay with her so we could have a break. Aunt Leona was always there with a hug and a smile. She will be remembered with much love.
    Linda & Larry


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