Graveside services will be held on Thursday, April 23 at 3 p.m. at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Cherokee. Don Agostine will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 1 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee with the family present from 6:30 p.m. until 8 p.m. On line condolences may be left at www.boothbyfuneral.com.
Bob was born Oct. 5, 1950 at Keokuk to James L. and Sylvia (Brooks) Cole. He attended school in Rialto, Calif. He was a trade roofer, had farmed in the Cherokee area and was currently working at Tyson's in Cherokee. He enjoyed fishing and flying kites. He had been a resident of Cherokee since 1995 and prior to this had lived in Rialto, Calif.
He was preceded in death by his father, and a brother James H. Cole.
He is survived by two sons: Jason and Justin Cole, both in California; his mother Sylvia Cole of Cherokee; one sister: Holly L. Davidovich and her husband James of Cherokee; a sister-in-law Robyn Cole of Rialto, Calif.; his nephews and nieces: Tommy Mortensen and his wife Lynn and their son Jason; Robyn Mortensen, Betsy Brown, Missy Martin, and Jimmy Cole II; his fiancÚ Marilyn Walsh of Cherokee.