Michael Joseph Cole
February 11, 1952 – December 31, 2018
Michael Joseph Cole age 66 died on December 31, 2018 in a hospital surrounded by family. He was born in Dubuque, Iowa. He was the second child of four. Mike had a passion for sports in all forms. He participated in track & field and began coaching in high school in Iowa. Michael taught and coached in four states over 32 years. Most students knew him as Mr. Cole or Coach Cole. He also had a passion for photography, the outdoors and people.
Michael is survived by his children: Shanna (Ben) Kadlubar, Shara (Ben) Allen and Shone Cole, father Ray Cole, brother Kevin (Patty) Cole, sister Janice (Dave) Shultz and his four grandchildren: Lucinda and Corbin Kadlubar and Wyatt and Weston Allen. He is preceded in death by his older brother Mark Cole.
To those who knew him he was a light and we celebrate the spirit of Michael Cole that touched and loved so many.
A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, January 11th at 3:00 P.M. at Phipps-Dale Funeral Chapel in Lemoore. Friends who wish can make donations in Michael's memory to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908.