Agnes "Aggie" Cook
Agnes "Aggie" Cook, age 91, of Grand Forks, ND left this world to see her King and Savior on Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 4000 Valley Square-Woodside Village in Grand Forks.
Agnes Marilyn Satran was born on February 7, 1927, in Fosston, MN the daughter of Thea (Bye) and Albert Satran. After graduating from high school in the spring of 1945 and with World War II still waging, Aggie was accepted into the Cadet Nursing Program at the Deaconess School of Nursing, where she graduated as a registered nurse in July, 1948. She met John Cook, the absolute love of her life, and she his, in the Twin Cities. They began a lifetime of faith, hope and love together through Holy Matrimony on June 17, 1950 in Greeley, CO.
After residing in Greeley, CO, Fargo, ND, Moorhead, MN and Sioux Falls, SD, Aggie and John moved to the greater Grand Forks area in 1961 so that she could be closer to her family following a tragic plane crash in the Nevada mountains that took the lives of two of her siblings and their spouses.
Aggie absolutely loved nursing and was always proud to wear her traditional all white nursing uniform from head to toe. While raising seven children, she also had a nursing career that spanned forty-nine years, retiring in 1997. Aggie went on many years as a nursing volunteer where she was admired and loved by many. She spent several years of retirement golfing in Grand Forks and at Apache Wells in Mesa, AZ. Aggie loved golf and was both a fierce and a friendly competitor on the course. She also loved her North Dakota Fighting Sioux athletic teams from virtually all sports.
Most importantly, Aggie loved John, her children, her grandchildren and her great grandchildren without pause or condition. Family gatherings were her favorite activity of all. She was always there with a warm meal, a kind word, her infectious laughter and whenever needed, a firm dose of her patented version of The Cold Hard Truth.
Aggie is survived by and will be greatly missed by her loving husband of sixty-eight years, John and their children, Gregory and his wife, Toni of Milwaukee, WI, Deborah Westfall of Salmon, ID, Timothy and the love of his life, Linda of Saint Paul, MN, Cynthia and her husband, John Varriano of Horace, ND, Catherine Cook of Jacksonville, FL, Michael and his wife, Julie of Colorado Springs, CO and Colette and her husband, David Jenson of Valley City, ND. Aggie is also survived by nineteen admiring grandchildren and ten great- grandchildren. Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.
Aggie was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Thea (Bye) Satran a sister, Bella and her husband, Russell Munson; a brother, Palmer Satran and his wife Violet and her sister, Alice and her husband, Gale Larson.
In lieu of flowers, the family welcomes memorials to "The I Matter Foundation" benefitting children and adults with autism, 511 North Tejon Street, Suite 200, Colorado Springs, CO 80903 or a charity of the donor's choice.
A special thanks to the staff of the 4000 Valley Square-Woodside Village Oakcrest neighborhood, who gave Aggie love and care during the last months of her wonderful life.
Memorial Mass and Celebration of Aggie's Life: 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Holy Family Catholic Church, Grand Forks, ND.
Family Greeting: One hour prior to the liturgy in the church on Saturday.
Interment: Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN, at as later date.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)