Thursday, June 21, 2012



ADDRESS: N4615 Mall Lane, Medford; A Township of Medford resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 11:25 PM Tuesday, June 19 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital where he had been a patient for the past 19 days

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 AM Saturday, June 23 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Fr. Gerard Willger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: Hemer Funeral Home, Medford from 4 PM to 7 PM on Friday, June 22 where there will also be a 6:45 PM Prayer Service held that evening and also from 10 AM until 10:45 AM on Saturday, June 23

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: December 16, 1928 at Chicago, IL

EDUCATION: St. Theodore’s Elementary School, Chicago, St. Rita’s High School, Chicago, undergraduate degree from Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas, and a MBA from DePaul, University, Chicago

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: 1st – June 6, 1953 at Chicago to June A. Hane and she preceded him in death April 11, 1982; 2nd – July 7, 1984 at Davenport, IA to Valerie A. Chamberlain and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After his education, he worked as a comptroller at Sola Electric in Chicago, Mercury Records in Richmond, IN, Conn Music in Chicago, Nichols Home Shield in Davenport, IA, Nichols Aluminum-Quanex in Batavia, IL until retirement in 1993. In 2005 they moved to their present address in the Town of Medford. He enjoyed reading, walking his beloved dog - Irving, traveling, spending time with family, and talking politics.

MEMBER OF: Taylor County Humane Society, Medford

SURVIVING SPOUSE: Valerie A. Cole of the Town of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Stephen (Sandy) Cole of Grayslake, IL, Mary Beth (Dean) Sawvell of Davenport, IA, Susan (Randy) Peterson of Austin, TX, Jennifer (Capt. Ryan) Goltz of Milwaukee, WI
2 Step-Children: Lisa (Arkadiusz) Kowalski of Warsaw, Poland & Bridgette Lombardo of Davenport, IA

CHILDREN DECEASED: Grandson – Christian Peterson in 2009


DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Raymond Cole & Joanne McSweeney

DECEASED FATHER: Alfred Cole DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth Klingelschmitt

PALLBEARERS: Capt. Ryan Goltz, Dean, Brian & Elizabeth Sawvell, Kevin & Kelsey Cole, Emily Mydlowski

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to the Taylor Co. Humane Society, Medford
-Further survived by several nieces and nephews
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