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Ronnie Cole

July 8, 1947 ~ December 16, 2021 (age 74)


Ronnie Cole, 74 of Niles, passed away at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

Ronnie was born on July 8, 1947 in Tiptop Kentucky to the late Henry and Maudie (Howard) Cole.

He is also preceded in death by his siblings; Grover Cole, Warren Lee Cole, Ray Cole and Ruth Cole Miller.

On September 20, 1969 in Jackson Kentucky, he married Charlotte Lockard who passed away on November 30, 2021.

Surviving Ronnie are his brothers and sisters; Virgie Carpenter of Lambric Kentucky, Mattie Haines of Niles Michigan, Bob Cole of Elkhart Indiana, Lloyd Cole of LaPorte Indiana, Patty Clemons of Stanton Kentucky and Gary Cole of Clay City Kentucky.

Ronnie retired from Bosch.  He was an active member of Fairland Christian Church. In his spare time, Ronnie enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. He took great pride and care of his yard. Most of all, he loved being with the love of his life, Charlotte.

Ronnie was buried beside Charlotte in Silverbrook Cemetery. 

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Halbritter Wickens Funeral Home 615 E. Main St. Niles, Michigan.

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