Monica (Aune) Cooke
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Monica (Aune) Cooke, age 71, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Sunday, September 9, 2018 at Autumn Winds Assisted Living in Yankton.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Trondjhem Lutheran Church in Volin, South Dakota with Pastor Mark Ostrem officiating. Burial will be in Trondjhem Lutheran Cemetery in Volin. Visitation is from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, September 13, 2018, at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton, South Dakota with a prayer service at 7:00 PM.

Pallbearers are Skyler Wuebben, Rodney Aune, Chad Aune, Jerad Rokusek, Matt Aune, and Travis Cooke.

Monica (Aune) Cooke was born February 12, 1947, in Yankton, South Dakota, to Freelan and Janice (Thomsen) Aune. She grew up on a farm north of Mission Hill, South Dakota and graduated from Volin High School in 1965. She worked as a waitress at the Riviera Café and then at Happy Jacks. She married Dale Cooke on February 21, 1970 in Volin, South Dakota. They lived in Yankton and Monica worked for Dale Electronics, Gurney's, M-Tron, HyVee and lastly at Walmart in the bakery until retiring in 2015.

Monica was a member of Trondjhem Lutheran Church and enjoyed playing cards and spending time with her family. She also enjoyed time spent with her two best friends: Mary Kay Rokusek and Ruth Adams. Monica never met a stranger and was always smiling. Along with her faith, her family was the most important part of her life. She always loved spending time and playing games with her family and grandchildren and will be greatly missed.

Survivors include her daughter, Misty Cooke of Yankton; two grandchildren: Skyler Wuebben and Jadyn Cooke; parents, Freelan and Janice Aune of Mission Hill, South Dakota; brother, Douglas (Marcia) Aune of Loveland, Colorado; four sisters: Pamela (Norman) Rokusek of Yankton; Marsha (David) Heckenlively of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Joyce (Dennis) Meyer of Winner, South Dakota; and Candace Fromm of Yankton; two sisters-in-law: Karen Aune of Volin, South Dakota and Arletta Aune of Rapid City, South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Dale Cooke and two brothers: Gerald and Steven Aune.




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I am so saddened by the loss of Monica. My prayers and sympathy go out to Misty, Jadyen and Skyler and to Monica's parents. Know that she will always be with you in your heart. Keep the memories alive!

Linda Hagen


My deepest sympathies to your family. Monica was a very kind person. Treasure the memories. Thinking of you and praying for you.

Robin Swensen


My thoughts & prayers go out to Misty, Skyler and Jayden in the loss of your mother and grandmother. Treasure the memories.

Kelly Hedges


You Have Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Monica Prayers and Hugs to you all

Charlie and Nancy Larsen


Misty ~ I am so very sorry for you with the loss of your mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Jessine Dutcher


Our deepest sympathies to your family. Monica faced this terrible disease with such bravery and fought a tuff battle till the end. Keeping you all in our prayers.

Jim & Mary DeLozier


Misty, Skyler and Jayden, my thoughts and prayers and with you as you grieve the loss of your Mother, Grandmother. Her beautiful smile and kind heart will be miss by us all.

Kathy Voegele


I am very sorry to hear that Monica has passed. Sending thoughts and prayers to her family and friends.

Ann Horton


My thoughts and prayers are with all of you family and friend's

Leon Steffen (Steffen Tax Service)

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