Harlan Lee Cole
Harlan Lee Cole, age 72 of Howard City passed away at his home on Monday, January 26, 2015. Harlan was born on October 11, 1942 in Scottsville, Michigan at this grandparent’s home, the son of Cecil Raymond and Marjorie Esther (Taylor) Cole. Harlan graduated from the Reed City High School with the class of 1960.
Harlan married the love of his life, Donna Behrenwald on October 8, 1982 in Big Rapids. Harlan was employed with Hersey Timber Company and the Michigan State Police at the Romeo, Rockford and Lakeview Police Posts. from 1968, retiring in 1993, at the age of 50. Harlan was a man of few words, more action. He walked the walk and talked the talk. He snowmobiled from Amble to International Falls and back. He enjoyed traveling to various countries, state Parks, taking cruises and to Disney with the grandchildren. He has been to all 50 states and many countries.
Harlan is survived by his wife, Donna; his mother, Marjorie E. Cole; daughter, Suzanne (Hoyt) Kogler, son, Marlan (Kay) Cole, Lelan (Penny) Cole, son, Scott (Autumn) Cole and daughter, Michelle (Chris) Turner; grandsons: Travis, Cole, Matt, Dan, Jacob, Trent and Seth’ grand-daughters: Allison, Katey, Cecilia, Georgia, Autumn, Brittney, Chelsea and Jaime; great-grandchildren: Brody Ashton Bella and Peyton; a sister, Jane L. Grove and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Martha Jo Cole and many nieces and nephews.
Harlan was preceded in death by his father, Cecil R. Cole.
A Celebration of Life Service has been scheduled for Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel, 9977 W. Howard City Edmore Road, Lakeview with Chaplain Timothy R. Decker officiating. The family will receive the love and support of friends and extended family members at a visitation scheduled for Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 6 to 8 p.m. 1 and on Friday, one hour prior to the service (noon to 1 p.m.) at the Lakeview Chapel. Interment will be at the Dickerson (Whitesell) Cemetery with a flag presentation conducted by the Michigan State Police Honor Guard.
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