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Thomas Melvin Cole

January 8, 1934 ~ June 12, 2021 (age 87)


Age 87, of Stillwater, died peacefully on June 12, 2021.

Preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Margaret Cole, and siblings, Jack (Liz) Cole; Margaret (Doug) Corn, and Bill (Karen) Cole.

Tom is survived by his wife, Joanne Cole (Meyer); children, Jennifer Koenning, Melissa (Tim) Grape, and Christopher (Rebekah) Cole; grandchildren, Katie (fiance, Andrew Hoaglund), Tim and Anna Koenning, Matt and Joe Grape, Anna, Ryan, and Nathan Cole, and siblings, Don (Sally) Cole and Jean (Bob) Pharis.

He was the best. Tom was known for his calm demeanor, patience, and belief in the dignity of each person. He treasured his family, and quietly lived his faith every day. A Stillwater School District
administrator for 28 years, Tom loved to talk to people, and enjoyed a good laugh. He is in Heaven now, working crossword puzzles, drinking coffee and eating pie with family and friends, and reminiscing about the old days. We will miss him forever.

Visitation on Monday, June 21, 2021, at Bradshaw, 2800 Curve Crest Blvd., Stillwater, 4:00 P.M. - 7:00

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church (Lake St. Croix Beach), on
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at 11:00 A.M., with visitation at church one hour prior. Luncheon to follow.
Interment at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

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June 21, 2021

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Bradshaw Celebration of Life Center (Curve Crest Blvd, Stillwater)

Mass of Christian Burial
June 22, 2021

11:00 AM
Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
16770 13th St S
Lake St. Croix Beach, MN 55043

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