Linda Jo Cook

Linda J. Cook, age 72 of Galena, Illinois, completed her earthly journey on March 27, 2020, surrounded by her loving family.  To honor Linda’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Linda’s family.


Linda was born in 1947 in the city of Chicago.  She was the oldest of 4 girls born to the union of Lawrence and Antoinette.  She was the loving wife of Mike Cook for over 50 years.  They had 2 children, Steve and Joe Cook, who gave them 5 grandchildren; Michaela, Alexander, Glen, Sophia “Sam”, and Oliver. 


In 1988, Mike and Lyn began a new adventure by starting the Brierwreath Manor Bed and Breakfast.  Their love of Galena, along with taking care of others allowed them to run it for over 25 years.  During that time, Lyn spent many hours collecting, arranging, and caring for the things she cherished.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Linda’s name to Hospice of Dubuque.


Linda’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Hospice of Dubuque for all of their wonderful and compassionate care and support.


Online condolences may be shared with Linda’s family at

To honor Linda’s life, a private family service is being held. 

2 comments on “Linda Jo Cook
  1. Jackie Hornsby says:

    Dear Lorraine, Toni & Nancy,

    My heart reaches out to you with sympathy during this very sad time. I remember the few family gatherings we had when we all were little girls.

    Jackie Swiatek Hornsby

  2. Harriet Krause Malinowski says:

    I am sorry for the delay in sending this. I tried a few weeks ago but got an error message. Hope it works this time.

    My deepest sympathies on your loss of Lyn. My hope for her loved ones is that happy memories will help dull the pain your of deep loss. Your grief will always be there because your love for her will always be there.

    Peace and Love, Harriet Krause Malinowski

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