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Shannon Lee Cook

February 20, 1969 ~ September 23, 2023 (age 54) 54 Years Old

Shannon Cook Obituary

Shannon Lee “Grease” Cook, age 54, travelled to the Spirit World on Saturday, September 23, 2023 in Brainerd, MN. Shannon was born on February 20, 1969 in Red Lake, MN, to Barbara Cook and Leo Downwind. She attended Henry High and Center School in Minneapolis, MN.                                        

She loved spending time with her grandchildren and family. Shannon loved going to the casinos and spending time with her friends. She was always known as “Grease” to everyone. She was an avid pool player and always enjoyed a good game.

Shannon will be lovingly remembered by her children Leo “Jessica” Cook, Billy and Leah Cook; brothers Sheldon, David and Doug Cook; sisters Kimberly St John and Chelsa Johnson; grandkids Leo, Liana and Riley, Jaycee and Kylie Cook, Ariana Kinley, ChrisAnna and Jake; uncle Fabian “Nickel” Cook and aunt Mary Ellen Cook.

She was preceded in death by Jerell James Cook; her parents, Barb Cook and Leo Downwind; grandparents Teddi and Ida Cook, Rose and Xavier Downwind; aunts Shirley McNeal, Amelia Carson, Roberta Crowe, Ina Mae McNeal, Vi Donnell, Elaine Blanchard; uncles Hank and Donald Cook; and Downwind family.

The wake will begin at 1:00 PM on Thursday, September 28, 2023 at the New Red Lake Center and continue until the service at 1:00 PM on Friday, September 29, 2023 with Father John Christianson officiating. Active Pallbearers will be Clayton Cook Sr, Rodney Spears Jr, Eddy Fairbanks Sr, Ronnie & Randy Thunder, Kevin Needham Cook, Maurice Cook, Sheldon Cook Jr, Bill McNeal, Dylan, Lydell & Cody Cook, Kyle & Shane Garrigan, Anthony Day, Ricky Spears, Justy, Jarin & Jory Lussier, Jeris Beaulieu, Leo Loud, Dominic Cook, John Henry Barrett and Dion Thunder.  Honorary Pallbearers will be Amy James, Jannette Needham, Mona Needham, Yvonne Castelleno, Bernadette & Pam Mata, Katie Jones, Kauri McNeal, Shelly Schoenborn, Kristi Fairbanks, Colleen & Kayla Cook, Theresa Blue, Dawn Kier, Ericka Bellenger, Stacy Day, Liana Loud, Michelle Johnson, Kimberly St John, Linda Cloud, Alyssa Cook, Alaina Hanks, Jan Drouillard, Kim Cook, Salina Jones, Rida & Lexi Day, Wendi Fairbanks, Lisa Denny, Jess Cook, Andrea Holmes, Sharon Cook, Charise Schoenborn, Jan Thunder, Karen Ramirez, Sherri Olson, Delores Desjarlait, Vonnie Roberts and Nelli Roberts.            

Arrangements provided by Whispering Pines Funeral & Cremation Service of Walker & Hackensack, Minnesota.

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24 Hour Viewing
September 28, 2023

1:00 PM
Red Lake Center
15041 Great Nation Drive
Red Lake, MN 56671

Funeral Service
September 29, 2023

1:00 PM
Red Lake Center
15041 Great Nation Drive
Red Lake, MN 56671


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