Doris M. Kook

February 21, 1920March 4, 2019

Doris M. Kook 99, of St. Clair Shores, passed away March 4, 2019. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband John and son Thomas. Grandma DoDo is survived by her children John (Carol) and Karen (John) Rygiel and daughter in law Kathy. She will be fondly remembered by her many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Sunday March 10 from 3 to 8 p.m. in Kaul Funeral Home, 28433 Jefferson Ave., St. Clair Shores with vigil service at 7 p.m. In state will be from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated Monday Mar 11, at 10 a.m in St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church, 22412 Overlake, St. Clair Shores.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests a charitable donation to Manresa Jesuit Retreat: or St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church.


  • The late John Kook, Husband
  • The late Thomas Kook, Son
  • John (Carol) Kook, Son
  • Karen (John) Rygiel, Daughter
  • Kathy Kook, Daughter-in-law
  • She will be fondly remembered by her many loving grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Sunday, March 10, 2019
  • In State Monday, March 11, 2019
  • Mass of Resurrection Monday, March 11, 2019

Doris M. Kook

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Regina Anderson (Stach)

March 11, 2019

Doris holds a special place in my heart!
It wasn’t until I had children and a home of my own that I realized how “Dear” she really was! Welcoming with open arms my Dad Joe and all five of us kids! She didn’t get out the paper plates, and cover her furniture! Her fine china, elegant glassware, linen tablecloths & napkins with a feast prepared for royalty! Her beautiful home with no limits or rules explained! Five hungry active kids ready, set, go... Oh! I remember her warm smile, her generous laughter, her approving nod! I knew I was in a real castle and a very loving home! John Paul, Tommy, and Karen were so much Fun! Doris made me and my whole family feel special!
I imagine Her in heaven with her old friend Jean, my Mom, and this is very comforting to me! Doris and her whole family are in my thoughts & prayers!
May God Keep You & Bless You! Love, Gina

Francetta Goss (Stach)

March 8, 2019

Aunt Doris was a fun and loving lady. She cared about our family after our mother passed away . Even before this we loved going to their home to visit, my Mom and her were like “Sisters “ and had a very close relationship. Doris was the greatest cook I learned her secret for the best mashed potatoes and still make them tlll this day , and I promised her not to tell and I never have. Lol I think her and my mom shared fashion , cooking and cleaning . Oh yes ! And dancing ! She and Wendell and my mother and father loved to dance. .. and Lawrence Welk too. John Paul, Tommy and Karen were so much fun ! We had big delicious cookouts I remember as well. She loved my mother and would cry and hug me . She told me your mother loved her children don’t you ever forget that . She was so comforting like a blessing from God.
My heart and prayers go out to you Karen and John Paul you’re mother will be missed my many she was just one of those special Angels that you never forget. 90 years young I bet .
Francetta Goss (Stach)

Mary Ann and Frank Flores

March 8, 2019

Aunt Doris was very special to us and our family. When we were very young children, even after our Mother passed, she always invited my Father and us five children to dinner. We loved going to their beautiful home and sharing a beautiful meal with her, Uncle John, who was also my Godfather, John Paul, Tommy, and Karen. Such a lovely, loving, fun family. Remember the HUGE chalk board in the laundry room in the basement we would spend hours drawing and writing on it. It was the largest chalk board I had ever seen. Even though we have not seen Aunt Doris for a while, we will always remember what a beautiful, sophisticated, loving, kind, sweet, elegant, generous, wonderful woman she was. She will be missed. We will keep her, Karen, John Paul, and family in our thoughts and prayers. Miss you all and would love to connect some time in the future. Best wishes and deepest sympathy for your loss. 99-years - what a blessing. Sincerely, Love, Mary Ann

Karen Marsack

March 7, 2019

Doris was such a beautiful and sweet woman. God bless her family during this sorrowful time. I will never forget her kindness or her devotion to God and to her family.