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“Dear Noreen, I am sorry that I didn't make it to the funeral home to express my sympathy at the death of your dad. So I send you my prayers and...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Lynette S Eekhoff - Holland, MI

“I have known John since I was a little boy and we stayed in touch throughout the years. I will always remember his smile and the days we used to go...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Merle and Pat Unger - FL

“Sorry for your loss. We knew Mr. Cole ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Merle and Pat Unger - FL

“Our caring thoughts are with you during this difficult time. ”
4 of 17 | Posted by: Partners in Family Health - MI

“I am very sorry to hear of Uncle John's passing. But I am so grateful that I was able to be in Michigan last August to see everyone. I will remember...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Aleta Tidwell - riverton, UT

“When I think about my Uncle John, feelings of gratitude come to me. I was always greeted with cheerful smiles. He graciously made me feel so welcome...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Alona Cole Patch - Cedar Hills, UT

“To the entire Cole Family ; Judy and I And Hermina VanKampen, would like to offer our sincere condolences for your loss of John. He was a kind and...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Harry & Judy Hobbs - Grandville, MI

“We are sad for the departing of our friend and Uncle John but joyful that he has returned to the arms of Our Savior, Jesus Christ. We hope and pray...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Alene and Greg Miller - Draper, MI

“I also remember Uncle John's quick smile for everyone who visited the farm. Especially for the kids. We would like to send condolence for the family....Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Alice Johnson - OREM, UT

“MY MEMORIES OF JOHN ARE WHEN I WAS UNDER 12 YEARS OLD. I'VE KNOWN JOHN AND BERTHA ALL MY LIFE. I ALWAYS LOVED TO GO TO THIER HOUSE TO PLAY WITH...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Myra & Lynn Whisenhunt - JASPER, AL

“Job 14:14-15 . . .If an able-bodied man dies can he live again? All the days of my compulsory service I shall wait, Until my relief comes. You will...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Ken Fingleton - Byron Center, MI

“My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. ”
12 of 17 | Posted by: Melanie and Robb Grit - Jenison, MI

“I have so many fond memories of my Uncle John. I worked with him as a boy growing up many times on the Cole family farm. He always had a warm smile...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Nile Cole - salem, UT

“Really sorry to hear that John has passed away. He truly was a good life long friend to us and our family. My parents and John and Bertha were...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Percy Unger - Crystal River, FL

“WE HAVE KNOWN JOHN FOR MANY YEARS. FROM A HARD WORKING FARMER TO A FISHING BUDDY TO MY DAD. WE ALL HAVE ENJOYED HIS COMPANY WHERE EVER WE WERE; FROM...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: KARL,SHARON & KARL,JR. LAKE - TN

“John Cole was not just my fafher-in-law; he was my best friend. Every Sunday my wife and I and her sister and husband would get together at Dad's and...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Kevin Van Dine - Grandville, MI

“All of my life I would love to go to the farm. I'd know I would find Uncle Neil and Uncle John working together somewhere. It was always nice to...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Geary Geerling - Louisville, KY


COLE John M. Cole passed away April 3, 2009 at the age of 94, surrounded by his family.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bertha Cole 1986 and son Donald Cole 1969.

He is survived by his children, LaVonne Kevin VanDine, and Norene Dan Dykhuis; brother, Neil Ruth Cole; sisters, Alice Strick, Evelyn Davis; grandchildren, Cheryl Chris Restau, Douglas Penni Jaynes, Lauralee Laug, Caleen Jaynes, Alyssa Dykuis, and Ashlynn Dykhuis; great grandchildren, Courtney Restau, Zachary Restau, Tyler Restau, Kendra Jaynes, Devon Jaynes, and Shelby Jaynes; and many nieces and nephews.

He has been a faithful Witness of Jehovah for 52 years.

Funeral service will be held Monday, 1 P.M. at the Cook Memorial Chapel east building, 4235 Prairie SW, with John Colburn Jr. officiating. Interment will be at Floral View Memorial Gardens. Relatives and friends may meet John's family Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. at the Cook Funeral Home west building.

His family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.cookfuneralservices.com.

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Cook Funeral & Cremation Services - Grandville Chapel

4235 Prairie St. SW Grandville, MI 49418
(616) 534-7619