Colleen A. Cole, (nee Kelley), age 85, passed away on Monday November 4, 2019 at Kathy Hospice. She was born on July 6, 1934 in Neillsville to John and Anita (Nee Riedle) Kelley, and later graduated from Neillsville High School. Later, Colleen married Franklin W. Cole and they began their family. Her employment over the years included, hairdresser, lunch lady, childcare, assembly and cleaner. Colleen’s hobbies were painting, seamstress, crosswords, travel, socialize, camping, singing, politics, spending time with family and friends.
Colleen is survived by her children; David (Susan), Scott (Susan) and Patrick, grandchildren; Sarah (Jake) Cole Stoffel, Kelly (Massoud) Shafaie, Nicholas (Lisa), Franklin (Jess), 11 great-grandchildren, her brothers William and John (Nancy) Kelley, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Franklin, and sister Ann.
Funeral Services for Colleen will be held at 11:30am on Saturday November 9th at Kettlebrook Church (2378 W Washington St West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor M. Moran presiding. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from 9:30am until 11:15am.
The family would like to thank the staff at Waterford Senior Living Complex and Kathy Hospice for all their care they gave to Colleen.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the charity of your choice are appreciated.
She was the model of a loving, unapologetic Irish woman who loved dearly.