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Milwaukee Man Misses First Super Bowl

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Milwaukee, Wis.(WHBL) - Bob Cook of suburban Milwaukee – one of just four football fans to attend every Super Bowl until this last one – has died. The 79-year-old Cook, a former travel service owner from Brown Deer, died Thursday. He was hospitalized with a blood infection just days before he planned to go to Dallas to see the Packers in Super Bowl-45. Cook and the other three fans in the “Never Miss a Super Bowl Club” were featured recently in a T-V ad for Visa, as part of a contest to send a fan to the Super Bowl for life. Last February, Cook guaranteed that the Packers would make last weekend’s Super Bowl, where they won the N-F-L title by beating the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cook’s wife Sarah said they were all packed to go, but he was too weak to travel. The others who attended all 45 Super Bowls lamented losing one of their own. Don Crisman of Maine said Cook always ribbed him about Super Bowl-31, when the Packers beat Crisman’s New England Patriots. Larry Jacobson, a San Francisco 49’ers fan, said he cherished the time when Cook invited him to Lambeau Field for a game a couple years ago. A reception for Cook will be held tomorrow at Alioto’s Restaurant in Wauwatosa, and a memorial service is planned for March sixth in Mequon.

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