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Age 83

Date of Death November 12, 2013

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Mathew Manalel as celebrant assisted by Deacon Bart Connelly.
Interment will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. following services.


Obituary Notice

Delbert Junior Cole, age 83, of Constantine passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Heartland Healthcare Center. Delbert was born in Fabius Twp, MI on September 20, 1930 the son of Delbert L. and Ethel O.(Stephenson)Cole
Delbert served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict for two years before his honorable discharge. He was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Three Rivers, where he served as Sacristan for many years.
Delbert’s first love was his Ham Radio, Operator Number N8JTE, which he was very active on and would talk with his “Breakfast Club” every morning at four a.m. He also loved to frequent his favorite restaurants, which included Dad’s Place, The Dairy Bar, Matt and Mikes, and Rachel’s formerly Wilson’s, in White Pigeon. Delbert made many lasting friendships during his time here.
Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Ellen Cole, Kyra (Walter) Tokarski, Dorothy M. Cole, A. Juanita (Harold) Anderson, Ruth (Kenneth) Brooks.
Delbert leaves to cherish his loving memory, one brother, George L. Cole, of Constantine; many nieces and nephews, and one very special friend, Sarah Mercer, of Three Rivers; as well as many other friends too numerous to mention.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of Mr. Cole’s arrangements.



Condolence Messages(10)
Our prayers go out to you George. I used to serve at church with Delbert and he would substitute for me many times. Delbert will be greatly missed by so many people and I shall never forget him.

Judy (Gilchrist) & John Mohney from Portland, OR gave their condolences on 11/16/2013 at 11:22 AM


If Gabe doesn't pass the condolences on to Uncle George, I will. Thank you.

Lorraine Anderson gave their condolences on 11/18/2013 at 1:25 PM


My condolences to the Cole family

Robert McDonald gave their condolences on 11/18/2013 at 2:14 PM


Del will greatly be missed on the Before Breakfast Club net. I could allways call him at 3.30 am and he would allways be there. Everyone on the net has been keeping him in our prayers ..

Don W5RPC gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 1:10 AM


Sorry to hear of Dales passing. He will be missed on the Breakfast club. Tom

Tom Moore AI9R gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 1:14 AM


I talked to Del for many years on ham radio, he is greatly missed. He was a good friend.

Grady Bilbrey AD4GB gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 2:13 AM


We will all misss Del it was allways a pleasure to hear him check in at exectly 3.30am on BBC net on 3.973mhz 2 to 4 am I wish the very best to Dels family

Mitch N9TVJ gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 3:40 AM


Del was always there on the Breakfast Club early in the morning. I loved hearing about his big green machine. He will be missed

Steve Aulick gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 5:12 AM


Del was steadfastly mindful of his Friends. He was always a good influence.

Steve KB9NGX gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 5:22 AM


I want to extend my heart felt condolence to the Cole family. Delbert will be missed by all his friends on the Before Breakfast Club. Rest in peace my friend. Sal WB2RRB

Sal Righi WB2RRB gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 10:34 AM

Age 83

Date of Death November 12, 2013

Place of Death Three Rivers, Michigan

Service Details

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Mathew Manalel as celebrant assisted by Deacon Bart Connelly.
Interment will be held at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at 1:30 p.m. following services.


Obituary Notice

Delbert Junior Cole, age 83, of Constantine passed away on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at Heartland Healthcare Center. Delbert was born in Fabius Twp, MI on September 20, 1930 the son of Delbert L. and Ethel O.(Stephenson)Cole
Delbert served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict for two years before his honorable discharge. He was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Three Rivers, where he served as Sacristan for many years.
Delbert’s first love was his Ham Radio, Operator Number N8JTE, which he was very active on and would talk with his “Breakfast Club” every morning at four a.m. He also loved to frequent his favorite restaurants, which included Dad’s Place, The Dairy Bar, Matt and Mikes, and Rachel’s formerly Wilson’s, in White Pigeon. Delbert made many lasting friendships during his time here.
Mr. Cole was preceded in death by his parents, five sisters, Ellen Cole, Kyra (Walter) Tokarski, Dorothy M. Cole, A. Juanita (Harold) Anderson, Ruth (Kenneth) Brooks.
Delbert leaves to cherish his loving memory, one brother, George L. Cole, of Constantine; many nieces and nephews, and one very special friend, Sarah Mercer, of Three Rivers; as well as many other friends too numerous to mention.


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home in care of Mr. Cole’s arrangements.


Condolence Messages(10)
Our prayers go out to you George. I used to serve at church with Delbert and he would substitute for me many times. Delbert will be greatly missed by so many people and I shall never forget him.

Judy (Gilchrist) & John Mohney from Portland, OR gave their condolences on 11/16/2013 at 11:22 AM


If Gabe doesn't pass the condolences on to Uncle George, I will. Thank you.

Lorraine Anderson gave their condolences on 11/18/2013 at 1:25 PM


My condolences to the Cole family

Robert McDonald gave their condolences on 11/18/2013 at 2:14 PM


Del will greatly be missed on the Before Breakfast Club net. I could allways call him at 3.30 am and he would allways be there. Everyone on the net has been keeping him in our prayers ..

Don W5RPC gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 1:10 AM


Sorry to hear of Dales passing. He will be missed on the Breakfast club. Tom

Tom Moore AI9R gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 1:14 AM


I talked to Del for many years on ham radio, he is greatly missed. He was a good friend.

Grady Bilbrey AD4GB gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 2:13 AM


We will all misss Del it was allways a pleasure to hear him check in at exectly 3.30am on BBC net on 3.973mhz 2 to 4 am I wish the very best to Dels family

Mitch N9TVJ gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 3:40 AM


Del was always there on the Breakfast Club early in the morning. I loved hearing about his big green machine. He will be missed

Steve Aulick gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 5:12 AM


Del was steadfastly mindful of his Friends. He was always a good influence.

Steve KB9NGX gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 5:22 AM


I want to extend my heart felt condolence to the Cole family. Delbert will be missed by all his friends on the Before Breakfast Club. Rest in peace my friend. Sal WB2RRB

Sal Righi WB2RRB gave their condolences on 11/20/2013 at 10:34 AM