Obit: Cole, Myrtle "Merle" #2 (1925 - 2006)


Cole, Myrtle "Merle" Schultz (24 Apr 1925 - 08 Oct 2006)

----Sources: Tribune - Phonograph, Vol. 46, No 41, p 15, Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Myrtle "Merle" Cole

Myrtle "Merle" Cole, 82, Colby, died Sunday, October 8, 2006 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 11, 2006 at Zion Lutheran Church, Colby. Burial was in Abbotsford Public Cemetery. Reverend Matthew Christians presided. Pallbearers were Greg Cole, Tom Spuhler, Josh Cole, Jason Cole, T.J. Cole, and Cole Noeldner.

Visitation was from 5:00-8:00 p.m. October 10, 2006, at Maurina Funeral Home, Abbotsford, and from 9:30 until time of services at the church. There was VFW Auxiliary Service at the funeral home at &:00 p.m. Maurina/Community Funeral Home assisted the family.

Merle was born April 24, 1925, in Abbotsford to George and Emma (Ulrich) Schultz. Merle and Arthur Cole were married April 12, 1944. He preceded her in death in 1992. She lived her entire life in the Abbotsford-Colby area. Merle worked at the Colby Hotel, Hedler’s Supermarket, Figi’s and was a cook for the Colby School District. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and Colby VFW Post 2227 Auxiliary.

Merle is survived by her children, Richard Cole of Colby, Ken (Ruth) Cole of Marathon, Glen (Kerry) Cole of Colby, Jack (Cindy) Cole of Marshfield, Ronda Gearhart of Eagle Grove, Iowa, Sharon (Mike) Spuhler of Loyal and Barbara Noeldner of Unity; one daughter-in-law, Donna (Jerry) Spaeth of Spencer; 19 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a brother, Clyde Schultz of Spencer; two sisters, Tudie Fischer of Colby, and Carmen (Clyde) Broeske of Dorchester; and one sister-in-law, Jean (Jack) Warns of Abbotsford, Wis.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arthur; one son, Terry Cole in 1988; two granddaughters, Tina and Angela; four sisters, Lorna, Lydia, Lucille, and Juanita; and two brothers, Clarence and Wallace.

(Paid Obituary - 41-63353)



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