Brian Arthur Cook Sr., age 61, of Manitowish Waters, passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at home. He was born November 26, 1961, the son of Lloyd “John” Jr. and Leola “Ducky” (Dalbeck) Cook. Brian married Rosemary Tibaldo on December 9, 1978, and shared 36 years of marriage before her passing in 2014. Brian was a hard-worker who was devoted to his job. He spent almost 50 years working at the cranberry marsh in Manitowish Waters, Wisconsin. To say Brian was an avid outdoorsman is an understatement. When he wasn’t working, Brian could be found spending his time outside fishing, hunting, or gardening. If you were lucky, Brian would take you to his secret fishing holes. He was most excited when he was watching or teaching others to fish. In addition to his parents, John and Ducky, and his wife Rosemary, Brian is preceded in death by his son, Brian Cook, Jr. Brian is survived by his brothers and sisters; significant other, Joanna Johnson; daughter-in-law, Tammy Cook; children, Joseph (Adrian) Johnson, Jennifer (Michael) Bruzas, and Jessica Cook (Jared Anderson); grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Joey, Erik, Kaleb, Lexi and Logan; great-grandchildren, Axel and Olivia; and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family may gather at the Bolger Funeral Home, 1212 First Ave, Woodruff, on Saturday, March 18, from 2 to 5 p.m. A private graveside memorial service will follow at a later date. In lieu of gifts or flowers, please spend an afternoon fishing with loved ones. Don’t think of the other tasks that need to be done, just go. And cherish every minute of it. As your red and white bobber drifts across the surface of the water, think of Brian.