Kristen (Vossen) Cook


Kristen Leigh Cook, 50, of Byron, climbed the stairway to heaven at UW Medical on Monday, June 24, 2024, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Winona , Minnesota, on May 18, 1974. Graduated from Stillman Valley High School, Class of 1992. Also graduated from Rock Valley College as well as earning  Bachelors and Master Degrees from Grand Canyon University. She was a talented chef and an excellent baker. She was an avid reader and an accomplished writer of poetry and inspirational messages.

Kris enjoyed  watching football, scrapbooking, card making and fashioning bookmarks to donate to the Byron Public Library. She thoroughly enjoyed family get-togethers and any type of party but her favorite thing to do was to  spoil her two nieces which usually meant filling them with candy and sugar then sending them back home.

Kristen is survived by her son, Gabe Cook, Rockford, her parents Leo and Diane Vossen, Byron, brother Bryan (Sandy) Vossen, Stillman Valley, beloved nieces Hannah and Taylor Vossen, godparents Gary (Marla) Lukasik and Connie (Don) Delorey as well as many aunts and uncles and numerous cousins. Cremation has taken place and private services have been conducted.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.