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Edward H. Cole

March 4, 1941 ~ August 28, 2019 (age 78)

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August 30, 2019

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Service
August 31, 2019

9:30 AM
Home for Funerals Chapel
708 Georgia Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701

Funeral Services for Edward H. “Ed” Cole, 78, Norfolk, will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Home for Funerals Chapel, 708 Georgia Avenue.  Reverend Dave Goehmann will officiate.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Battle Creek.  Visitation will be 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday at Home for Funerals Chapel on Georgia Avenue.  Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.

He passed away Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at the Community Pride Care Center in Battle Creek.

Ed was born March 4, 1941 in Norfolk, Nebraska to his parents James William Walter and Lottie Violet (Gilman) Cole.  He attended school in Norfolk. 

On March 19, 1963, Ed married Patricia Agnes Penning.  The couple was blessed with five children.  Patricia passed away on November 6, 1983. 

Ed worked in the construction business all of his life.  He lived in Omaha for several years before moving to Norfolk in 2017. 

In his younger years, Ed enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He liked to garden and play keno.  Ed loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. 

He is survived by his children Rodney Cole and Tamara of Braselton, GA, Kelli Rardon and Dave of Norfolk, Patti Engel and Scott of Sturgis, SD, Edward H. Cole, Jr. and Lisa of Jacksonville, FL, Audrey Knittle and Curtis of Superior, CO, and also from Ed’s second marriage, Michael Cole and Julie of Omaha, eleven grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, sisters Arlene Barritt of Norfolk and Karen Wiese of Tilden, and several nieces and nephews.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, wife Patricia, in-laws Anna and Edward Penning, brothers Bill, Jim, Chuck, Delmer, and Roger, sisters Genevieve, Charlotte, Violet, and Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

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