Catherine Lynn Cook
Catherine Lynn Cook, born on January 11, 1953 in Lansing, Michigan to Carlton and Lynelle “Lynn” Cook, died on November 29, 2013 in her home under the care of Hospice of Lenawee and her family.
Cathy was a 1971 Tecumseh High School graduate. She received her Bachelor’s and Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Michigan State University. She was an anesthesiologist in Lenawee County for 30 years.
She married William Klasner on May 31, 2003. Cathy loved her daughter Jessica (Brian Gorney) Meulendyk and her son John Nathan Meulendyk deeply and was very proud of them. Cathy nurtured her relationships with those she loved and when you became her friend you were her friend for life.
In addition to her father, her husband and her children, she is survived by her sisters, Patricia(Harvey) Schmidt, April (Dan) Gunder, Jennifer (Dale) Aldrich and Margaret (Lloyd) Miller, her brother William (Patricia) Cook and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents and her mother.
She was a member of the American and Michigan Osteopathic Associations and the First Presbyterian Church in Tecumseh. Cathy was a gourmet cook and an accomplished horsewoman. She loved reading, the color blue and walking with her sisters. Cathy enjoyed the theatre and was a strong supporter of the Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan. She loved traveling, especially to visit her extended family of beloved au paris and their families. Cathy was greatly admired by her friends and family for her life long courage and strength.
At Cathy’s request cremation has taken place. Visitation for Cathy will be held Sunday, December 1, at First Presbyterian Church of Tecumseh from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held on Monday, December 2, at 11:00 am, at the church with the Reverand Cathi King officiating. The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 am until the time of the services at 11:00 am on Monday. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.handlerfuneralhomes.com.