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John Cole

January 21 , 1932 - September 25 , 2019

John Cole
John Cole
1932 - 2019


Sunday, September 29, 2019
1:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Monday, September 30, 2019
11:00 AM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment in Michigan Memorial Park



COLE, John, age 87, of South Rockwood, September 25, 2019. Beloved husband of the late Helen Cole. Loving father of Debby Watson, Danny (Linda) Cole and Vaughn P. Cole. Dear grandfather of Melissa (Bryan) Patterson, Kelly (Sean) O’Sullivan, Kristen (Aaron) Smith, Kevin (Beth) Cole and Randal P. Cole. Dearest great grandfather of Alex, Lili, Hagen, Silas, Sadie Mae, Findlay, Coen, Nya and Eli. He is also survived by his sisters Sophie, Juanita and Charlotte. He is preceded in death by his 3 brothers and 3 sisters.


Never forget you and how you were always there to help me as a young kid in music... and for your kindness toward Mom and Dad as well. Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” Tim Stacy

The world has lost a great man and I have lost a father figure. John has taught me everything I know about hunting, dogs and music. These are memories I will treasure forever. RIP John I will miss you buddy. Jeff Reynolds

Always there to help me with our animals. Many of our roosters went out to his farm. Best times sitting around the table in his kitchen, listening to him play the banjo he made me. I've not learned to play it yet but told me to not leave it a hangin on the wall, so I'd better get at it. We have lost a man of great faith and integrity. That smile always brightened my day and I learned to listen fast. Love you Mr. Cole...see you in heaven someday. Sue Fisher Jensen

I am sending my love and condolences to Danny, Linda, Kelly, Kristen and Kevin and families. I didn't know Mr. Cole but I wanted to send my condolences to your family. Love you guys and praying for you all. Christine Nickolson

We just found out a bout Johns' death today at the Berlin Senior luncheon. Only knew him for a couple years but what a good guy. Always in an upbeat mood when he came through the doors of the Community Room. And we were lucky to attend a recent Rockwood Historical Meeting where John performed on the banjo and shared his knowledge of the instrument along with his son. One of a kind. We will miss him. God bless you, John. Michael Williams and Margaret Williams