Born: September 27, 1939 - Deceased: August 20, 2021
Wesley H. Cook, age 81 of Belleville, IL. Born on September 27, 1939 in Belleville, IL. He died August 20, 2021 at Integrity of Smithton in Smithton, IL from complications related to Alzheimer disease.
Wes served in the US Army. He was a dedicated Belleville Firefighter from January 1, 1963, retiring as Chief of the Belleville Fire Department on July 1, 1989. He loved the outdoors especially hunting and fishing. Wes was happiest at his home on Truman Reservoir in Warsaw, MO.
Wes was preceded in death by his:
- parents, Wesley G. and Loretta A., nee Schneider, Cook
Wes is survived by his:
- Dr. Leslie (Scott) Lindauer
- Dr. David (Anne) Cook
- 4 Grandchildren:
- Dr. Sarah (Ryan) Faust
- LTJG US Navy Daniel Lindauer (Dr. Kristen Ingold)
- Matthew Cook
- Nathan Cook
- Great granddaughters:
Memorials can be made to The Backstoppers, Inc.
A private interment will be held.
Sorry to hear about Wes. We kept up on his health thru Pat. You have our deepest sympathy.
Wes was a great friend and mentor to me when I first became Fire Chief in Mascoutah. He was also the inspiration in naming our son Wesley. Rest In Peace Chief Cook.
Leslie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I met your Dad several times, he was funny and kind. You have my most sincere sympathy.
Leslie, David and family, I’m sorry to hear of Wes’ passing. He was a part of our family for a long time. He’s with his parents and the Angels now.. God Bless.