Robert L. Cole of Mora died on Friday, Feb. 4, 2011 at the Kanabec Hospital in Mora. He was 74 years old.
Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011 at 2:00 pm. at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora.
Visitation will be on Saturday from Noon until time of service.
Robert “Bob” Leroy Cole was born at home in Hillman Township on January 3, 1937, the third son of Charles Cole and Mae Durant Cole. He passed away on February 4, 2011 at the Kanabec Hospital, Mora, Minnesota, at the age of 74.
Bob grew up in Warman attending Warman School and graduating from Mora High School in 1955. He spent his high school summers working on farms in Grandy, Pine City and Altura, Minnesota. After graduation, while working for Western Electric in Minneapolis, he met Barbara Ann Williams Marcus. They were married January 2, 1960. They lived in Minneapolis, Brooklyn Park and Crown before moving to the Ogilvie area in 1974. He then worked in Des Moines, Iowa before returning to Minneapolis. Barbara passed away on July 7, 1979. He married Naemi Ruff Denning March 20, 1983. After he retired, they moved to Mora. Naemi passed away on July 27, 2000 and he then moved to Pine Crest Apartments.
Bob loved his family, anything horses, golfing, fishing, reading, computer games, driving the back roads looking for wildlife, breakfast at Grandma’s Kitchen and coffee with the guys at Pine Crest. He spent many happy hours with his horses at nephew Chuck’s as well as traveling to horse shows and sales. He will be remembered for his sense of humor.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wives, brothers Clifford “Kip” and Earl. He is survived by sons, Bill, Tim, Robert (Pam), step daughters, Jeannette (Mel) Beaudry, Karen (Henry) Richter, Sue (Steven) Whiting, 16 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, brother Jim (Edna), sisters-in-law, Leoda and Sonja, nieces, nephews and friends.