OBITUARY

Ellen Cook

August 26, 1934March 11, 2019

Ellen Ingeborg Lina Cook (Kretschmer) passed away on Monday, March 11th, 2019 in Killeen, Texas at the age of 84 while battling an illness and recuperating from an injury.

Ellen is survived by her children, Fred Cook (Cyndi) of Argyle, TX; Elisa Dann (Dave) of Killeen, TX; Donna Veal (Walker) of Salado, TX; and Eric Cook (Laralee) of Sanford, NC; and her brother Horst Kretschmer of Cary, IL. She is also survived by eight grandchildren, five granddaughters, Jessica, Amanda (Patrick), Brittney, Addy, and Lilli; grandsons, Brad (Hannah), Brian, Aiden, Ben and Sam; and two great-grandchildren.

Ellen is preceded in death by her parents, Elise and Erich Kretschmer; her husband, Cletus Cook; her sisters Margot Runzer and Clara Kretschmer; and her brother Werner Kretschmer. Ellen was born on August 26th, 1934 in Wolfach, Baden, Germany. As a child, she survived World War II Germany, educated herself, and traveled as a young adult. Ellen met her husband in Frankfurt, Germany, where they started their family before she immigrated to the United States, proudly becoming an American citizen. She worked for the Killeen Independent School District for over 20 years, where was affectionately known as “Miss Ellen” at the Teacher Media Center. She had a talent for drawing, and a perfect pitch for music. Her interests included early American history, and the works of many classical authors. She enjoyed mastering the most difficult of crossword puzzles, and dancing. But her favorite pastime was family gatherings, being surrounded by the ones she loved.

A viewing and gathering is scheduled for Friday, March 22nd, 2019 from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, Texas. The funeral will take place on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 at 2:00 PM, also at Crawford-Bowers. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Ellen's life. Condolences can be entered at http://Ellen-Cook.com.

Services

22 March

Visitation

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 S Fort Hood St
Killeen, Texas 76542

23 March

Funeral Service

2:00 pm

Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home

1615 S Fort Hood St
Killeen, Texas 76542

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial To Follow Service
REMEMBERING

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Sean Howard

March 18, 2019

Ellen,

I may have not known you, but want you to know that you raised an amazing son who stands above the rest and runs toward the fight when everyone else is running away. That is a man right there, to stare danger in the face and fight the good fight. He teaches, comforts, and shows support to those who need it the most. You have raised a good man. May you Rest In Peace and know that my family is here for those you have left behind as you go on to heaven and watch over as an angel.

Sean Howard

Brittney Pundt

March 18, 2019

I love you and miss you so much oma...i know you’ll always keep me safe

Fred Cook

March 17, 2019

Once upon a long time ago in the Mediterranean, they started a journey that led them to be known as our Mom and Dad. Now they share more of their journey together.

Amanda Prazak

March 17, 2019

Love you and miss you dearly Omi!

Donna Veal

March 16, 2019

I love and miss you so much momma. Tell dad I said "hi"

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