Russell Cole

Russell Dean Cole Sr.

Wednesday, April 10th, 1940 - Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Russell Dean Cole Sr., 79, of Battle Creek, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. He was born on April 10, 1940, the son of Dayton and Lucy Cole.
Russell is survived by his Wife of 58 years - Joan Marie (Wolverton) Cole; Four Children, Russell Dean Cole Jr., Rodney Duane Cole, Renee Denise Vaccaro, Robin Dee (Steve) Peine; Five Grandchildren, Amanda Renee Richey, Lauren Marie Asher, Adam Russell Richey, Trent Raymond Cole, Ryan Dayton Peine; Two Great-Grandchildren, DeAngelo Leon Richey, Amari Lee Karrens; Sister, Sharon Adams, Lifelong Friend, Jim Brangwyn. He was preceded in death by his Parents, 2 Brothers and 4 Sisters.
Russell enjoyed being in the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping with his family, golfing, being in the garage and bowling. He also loved to do jig-saw puzzles with his wife, Joan. His main passion in life however was spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He loved to teach them things that no one else thought to. He will truly be missed by his family members and friends.
Memorial services to celebrate the life of Russell will be held at the Baxter Funeral and Cremation Service on Monday, July 1, 2019, starting at 1:00 pm.
Arrangements by the Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service. 269-788-9800.
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    Monday, July 1st, 2019 | 1:00pm
    Monday, July 1st, 2019 1:00pm
    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
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    Baxter Funeral & Cremation Service
    375 W. Dickman Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Marcia Barnes-Carpenter

Posted at 11:20pm
Joan and family,
I am so very sorry for your great loss! We used to live across the street from you on Kingman Avenue and enjoy talking to Russell whenever he was out and about. Russell was always so pleasant and easy to talk to and always willing to help Roger with anything whenever asked. I know he will be greatly missed but he'll always be in your hearts and will never be forgotten. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the many difficult days to come!
Marcia Carpenter
Swayzee, IN

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