Ronnie (Ron) Charles Cole

Ronnie (Ron) Charles Cole, 57 of Friendship was born into eternal life on January 12th, 2020 surrounded by family and his beloved dog Gunner after a hard-fought and courageous battle with cancer.

Funeral services will be held at 2 pm on Saturday, January 18th, 2020 at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship. Visitation will take place from noon until the time of service.

Ron was born on September 9th, 1962 in Wisconsin Rapids to Charles and Beverly Cole.

He attended Roche A Cri grade school and Adams-Friendship schools, where he made many lifelong friends, and enjoyed wrestling, playing basketball and football.

Ron married Margaret Collins on March 9th, 1984 in Friendship Wisconsin. This marriage was blessed with a Son, Matthew, before ending in divorce. Ron married Dawna Gruber on June 23rd, 1990 in Monroe Center Wisconsin. This marriage was blessed with a daughter, Tara, before ending in divorce.

He was employed by Gumz Farms up until his illness.

Ron was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family, especially his grandchildren. He also enjoyed gardening and attending concerts, as well as stock car racing. Ron was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need and took great pride in working hard and getting the most out of each day.

Ron was preceded in death by his Father Charles Cole Jr, Paternal Grandparents Charles Sr and Jennie Cole, Maternal Grandparents Ansil and Lela Powell, several aunts and uncles, and close friend Brian Graske

Survivors include:
Mother: Beverly Cole of Monroe Center, Wisconsin
Son: Matthew Cole of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Daughter: Tara Olson (Mike Montgomery) of Rome, Wisconsin
Son: Korbin Smith of Argonne, Wisconsin
Sister: Linda (Tim) Fields of Rosholt, Wisconsin
Brother: Daniel (Kim) Cole of Adams, Wisconsin
Brother: Gregory Cole of Mosinee, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Aliciah Ostrander of Princeton, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Braeyah Cole of Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Grandson: Spencer Olson of Rome, Wisconsin
Grandson: Kadehn Cole of Nekoosa, Wisconsin
Granddaughter: Avery Olson of Rome, Wisconsin
Great Grandson: Oaklee Mancl of Princeton, Wisconsin
Close Friends and neighbors EJ and Julie Nehmans, Mark and Dianna Galaszewski

The Family would like to thank Heartland Hospice for their excellent care and kindness

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  1. Wilma Young says:

    May you rest in peace Ron Cole.God bless you and your family.

  2. Valerie Mecklenburg says:

    So very heartbroken for all..

  3. Hans & Dorothy Menck says:

    Matt & Family & Margie- So very sorry for your loss. Your all in our thoughts & prayers.
    Love from your relatives.
    Hans & Dorothy Menck

  4. Connie (Rhinehart) Frymark says:

    I am sorry for your loss.

  5. Andrew Rhinehart says:

    Sorry for your lost.

  6. Barb (Larson) Dehmlow says:

    So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Mike Sobek says:

    My condolences goes out to the family, ron was a very good friend for many years . Enjoyed all the fun times that we shared . Rest in peace my friend

  8. Penny Sellhausen says:

    So sorry for your families loss.

  9. Korbin Smith says:

    To my dad,
    Thanks for all the good times,
    Your love n lectures too.
    Be rest assured I’ll never stop,
    Thing of, and loving you.
    Going fishing with Uncle Dan,
    Riding snowmobile, watching brushrun,
    Showing me, and telling me how to be a man.
    Talking all the way home, what fun!
    I’ll always remember, and try to understand, why you left me so early, and the battle fought, you did your best! You holding my hand, saying I love you, as we lay you down to rest.
    So dont ever forget I love you too, you fill my heart with pride, now your my angel and My spirit guide. Rest in peace Dad!

  10. Melody Smith says:

    Please except my deepest sympathy as we all say good bye to a great human being. Gone is the pain and suffering of a kind, gentle, loving man. Ron blessed so many lives, loved his kids and adored his grandkids. Gods speed to his family, friends, and dearest loved ones. Forever in our hearts he lives on.

  11. anonymous friend says:

    Ron has now joined a long list of his fishing buddies who have all gone way too soon. Prayers to family and friends may God be with you

  12. anonymous friend says:

    Ron has now joined a long list of his fishing buddies who have all gone way too soon. Prayers to family and friends may God be with you

  13. Artie Lumby says:

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Ron was one of a kind. Love and prayers to Tara and Dan. I will miss his terribly. RIP my friend.

  14. dawna graske says:

    Bev,linda, Dan,Greg and Matt my deepest sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with u and your family at this time. most of all i will be there for u tara. Ron was a true friend he will be deeply missed. he will now be watching over all of you and his grandchildren

  15. Tammy Meer says:

    So very sorry for your loss our sincerest condolences to his family.

  16. Betty vondrak person says:

    Sending our deepest sympathy to the family. He will be missed by everyone who knew him.

  17. Rose Schonasky Corton says:

    So sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my prayers.

  18. Chuck Anderson says:

    Rest well cousin, your pain is gone. Don’t eat too many sand-crackers until we can play again!

  19. Shelley (Clark) Sleeman says:

    Dan and family, I’m so sorry for your loss.

  20. Virginia king says:

    So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to all the family.

  21. Rena Lumby says:

    My deepest sympathy to the Cole family. U r all in my heart & prayers. Love u Tara & kids ❤️ If u need anything plz call me. Ron was a loving & careing person, always there to lend a helping hand to others. He will b truest missing by many

  22. Lorelei and Edward Steiskal says:

    So sorry, Ron was such a wonderful man. You are all in our thoughts.

  23. Free Renner says:

    So sorry to hear this Ronnie and I were inseparable in our youth, we were great friends. To Linda, Dan, and Greg so sorry for the loss of your brother, and to Mrs. Cole(Bev), so sorry for the loss of your son. You all have my families deepest sympathy. Fred, Debbie, Hunter, and Ryan Renner….😢

  24. Myrna Diemert says:

    So sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. My heart goes out to his family, Matt Cole, Margie Collins, and my grandchildren and great-grandson. I know they will miss Grandpa Ron.

  25. Robyn Skelton says:

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to your family. Ron will be remembered and missed by many.

  26. Rick Zindars says:

    Sorry for your lost , prayers for the family .

  27. Shawna gruber says:

    Bev, Linda, Dan , Greg, Matt, Tara I am so sorry for your loss,, Ron will be missed by all.. he was a great brother in law.. he was a sweet guy… sending prayers…

  28. Isolina Jackson says:

    My condolences to Matt, Tara, and family.

  29. Tonya Dye says:

    Tara so sorry for your loss

  30. Pam Zindars says:

    So sorry for your loss.