Steven Cook, 68, of Cottage Grove, OR, passed away on December 22, 2018.
Steven was born on January 23, 1950 in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a loving and devoted son, brother, uncle and great uncle. Steven is survived by his parents, Lee and Lucille Koehn of Cottage Grove and his three sisters Phyllis Gregg (wife of Peter), Cheryl Koehn and Joyce Koehn. He adored his nephews Jason Dement and Trevor Close, his niece Jessica Koehn, and his great nephews Sylus Koehn and Moses Dement.
Steven’s life was centered on his love of family, sports and participation in the Cottage Grove community. He loved family vacations spent camping in the Sierra’s and visiting extended family in Kansas and New Mexico. He was a life-long competitor in multiple sports in the Special Olympics, both in California where he grew up, and in Oregon. Steven was a lifelong fan of many college and professional sports teams and had an encyclopedic memory about games won and lost, players’ names and statistics. He was the best Trivial Pursuit partner, ever. Like his mother, he loved movies of all kinds, and he loved to laugh. His single syllable “Hah!” could be heard from the next county.
Steven was committed to his faith and his place of worship at Trinity Lutheran Church, to his community through years long volunteer service at Cottage Grove Community Sharing and Super Friends Action Club with Kiwanis. So many in the community knew Steven by name, and his family were grateful for the many kindnesses extended to him.
To celebrate the wonderful life of Steven Cook, a memorial service and reception will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 19, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 675 S. 7th St., Cottage Grove, OR. Arrangements in the care of Smith Lund Mills Funeral Chapel.