Russell A. “Razzle-Dazzle” Cook, 62, of Chatsworth passed away at 9:20pm Saturday October 8, 2011 at the University of Chicago Medical Center in Chicago.Funeral services will be 11:00am Friday October 14, 2011 at the Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth. Visitation will be 5:00PM to 7:00PM Thursday October 13, 2011 at the funeral home and also one hour prior to services on Friday. Memorials may be made to his family. Interment will be at the Chatsworth Cemetery.
Russell was born October 4, 1949 in Chicago Heights a son of George Marion and Ruby Alberta (Young) Cook. He graduated from Beecher High School, class of 1967.
He is survived by: 1 daughter: Laura (Chad Bork) Steidinger of Cullom and 1 son: Daniel (Christi) Cook of Minooka; 5 grandchildren: Spencer, Jacob, and Grace Steidinger all of Cullom; and Joe and Ruby Cook both of Minooka; 1 sister: Mary Weber of Tucson, AZ; special family: Jody Perring and Monica Freehill; a special daughter: Taylor Perring; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers: George Richard Cook, Larry Gene Cook, and his shooting star: Jennifer Perring.
Mr. Cook worked for Johnson & Johnson in Markham and later Homeshield in Chatsworth for over 15 years. He had also worked as a cook for several restaurants in Chatsworth.
He was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. He loved to play cards, and being with his friends and family. He also enjoyed watching the Food Network and go out to different restaurants.
When asked how he was, he always replied: “Never better”.