Gary Coquoz
November 29, 1952 - September 30, 2017
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 10/5, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Wichmann Funeral Home Tri-County Chapel
1592 Oneida Street
Menasha, WI 54952
Thursday 10/5, 3:00 pm

GARY “COOKEE” COQUOZ - 1952-2017 “Cookee,” a Wisconsin iconic music legend went to his heavenly home on Saturday, September 30, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He was 64. He was born on Nov. 29, 1952 in Denver, CO, the son of the late Harry Alfred and Rose (Bahl) Coquoz. He attended local schools…

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Bob Holl left a message on October 8, 2017:
I was very sad to hear about the passing of Cookee. He was a great guy and wonderful entertainer who was loved by many people! Rest In Peace!
Jean and Greg Reed left a message on October 7, 2017:
We are saddened to hear of Cookee's passing, and also did not know in time to come and share in his celebration of life! His sincerity and compassion for all is what we take away. We met him as an agent, but will always consider him a true friend to anyone he met.
Lynne Krueger left a message on October 5, 2017:
Cookee will be deeply missed! I remember going to the old Pioneer Inn & Marina to was him and The Hits play. I have later gone to watch them play at The Cimmeron. Play on, Cookee - God now has a wonderful band up there!
Mike & Debra Daley left a message on October 5, 2017:
Cookee was a great guy, a kind soul, and a fine musician. I'll cherish the times I was able to "sit in" and perform on stage with him over the years. He certainly was one of the good guys; and will be missed. My wife Debee and I pray for Shirley and Cookee's family.
Amy left a message on October 5, 2017:
Cookee was an amazing entertainer! Love every second of his shows! We will always miss your Knock knocks, and of course Puff.... ❤️ Hugs to all who knew him!
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Jim & Deb Bernetzke left a message on October 5, 2017:
Cooke will be missed and loved by so many. Our deepest sympathy!
Kelly Williamson left a message on October 4, 2017:
Prayers to Coquoz family. I will always remember Cookee that Thanksgiving year at Aunt Paula's house. Cookee playing his guitar and singing "The Unicorn Song" and all the kids running and dancing to it. You will be truly missed. Love, Kelly
Char Rath left a message on October 4, 2017:
The world has truly lost a special person. I'm saddened, Cookee was a great friend!
Wendy and John Wojcik left a message on October 4, 2017:
Gary was such a wonderful friend and neighbor, he was family to us. We were there for each other through good times and bad with laughter and tears. So many memories, I wouldn't know where to begin. Our kids spent countless hours at his home. The time Gary and John decided to "drill a well" in our backyard because we were sick of the water bills. And the day we were moving he came over, tears streaming, I forgot my own pain and asked what was wrong. We were honored to know him and be allowed into his private life. He lived his life large, with no regrets. Touched so many lives, with his kindness and generosity. Our hearts are broken over the loss of such an amazing friend. He lives on in everyone of us who had the good fortune to know him. The best way to honor Gary is to follow in his footsteps and reach out to others and help them in any way possible. Because that is in essence the kind of man he was.
Cindy left a message on October 3, 2017:
My sympathy to Cookee's family and friends
LuAnn Zimmerman left a message on October 3, 2017:
Cookee was not just a musician, but a friend to many. The genuine kindness he showed on 7/5/96 to get my son, Gary, on stage at Sawdust Days and had the crowd sing him happy 11th birthday, was the start of an extraordinary journey of friendship. Friendship, not only with Cookee, but Cookee’s friends, and their friends. My life and my son’s life have been enriched by each one of those connections. When my son was in an accident at 2:30 a.m. in sub-zero temps, who pulled up, but Cookee – and he brought Gary home safely. The angels took hold of you, Cookee, on Saturday and brought you to Heaven and you saw God’s face. Within a few minutes, I’m sure you had Him singing and doing the unicorn, alligator and long-neck geese!! God Bless you Cookee… you will always be in my heart. LuAnn
Cindy left a message on October 3, 2017:
My sympathy to Cookee's family and friends
Ashwaubenon Parks & Recreation - Rex Mehlberg left a message on October 2, 2017:
Cookee and "The Hits" was one of our favorite bands for Ashwaubenon Summer Concerts. Great man....always a pleasure to talk to and joke with. An audience favorite. He will be missed. Our condolences.
Lynndaleihm left a message on October 2, 2017:
Shirley so sad to hear about cookies passing my prayers are with you thanks for all the great memories I will miss him love you bunches.
Alan and Jean left a message on October 1, 2017:
Shirley, our thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. The great memories Cookee and you created from your kindness and music will be in our hearts forever. He will be missed.
k.d. seefeld left a message on October 1, 2017:
I remember 'Cookee" as one of the good guys. Always a straight shooter.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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