Dennis “David” Cole

February 18, 2017

Dennis “David” Cole, 70, of rural Frankfort died at 9:10 p.m. Saturday February 18, 2017 at Mulberry Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born July 7, 1946 in Grand Island, Nebraska to Clyde O. & Bernice LaRue (Raish) Cole. He married Donna Kay Engler on May 9, 1970 in Atkinson, Nebraska and she survives. David was a 1965 graduate of Grand Island High School.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in Viet Nam.  He attended Central Nebraska Tech School from 1969-1970.  He worked for over 35 years with Beard Industries, building grain dryers.  Dave’s hobbies include bowling, chess and pool.  He enjoyed the Clinton County YMCA.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the Frankfort Salvation Army.

Survived by:

Wife: Donna K. Cole of rural Frankfort, 2 Sons: Stewart (wife Michelle) Cole of Wilmington, Ohio, Shawn (wife Cynthia) Cole of Firth, Nebraska, 2 Grandchildren, Kaitlyn & Brayden Cole, 1 Sister: Annalee Cheek of DeWitt, Nebraska.


Leave your Condolences

11 Condolences for “Dennis “David” Cole”

  1. Bob & Patti Pagel February 20, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Shawn, so sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Our thoughts and prayers to you and all your family members. His body may be gone, but his life, his spirit and memories of him will live in all of you forever.

  2. Carolyn Williams February 20, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Donna and Family,
    We were so saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. You all will be in our prayers. Much love to each of you!

  3. Josh Birge February 20, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry to hear of Dave’s passing….He was a member of my first bowling team on the Monday Night Mens league and I was fortunate enough to bowl with him for the past 10+years in numerous leagues….Had a laugh that would turn heads and I always enjoyed his competitiveness….RIP Dave

  4. Sue Root February 20, 2017 at 6:18 pm

    Donna, So sorry to hear of your loss. Our prayers will be with you and your family.

  5. Erilda & Ron Coleman February 21, 2017 at 1:01 am

    Dearest Donna and family,
    Our hearts are so saddened in hearing of Dave’s passing. We were so surprised. The last email from Dave, he told us he was on the mend and doing better. Please accept our deepest sympathy in your loss. Will miss seeing Dave at the Y as that is where we usually caught up on things happening in your family. May God wrap His loving, comforting arms around you and give you strength and peace.

  6. Deb Lysko February 21, 2017 at 9:48 am


    I am so sorry to hear this news. My heart goes out to you and your family. May God be watching over all of you. May you cherish all your memories. You will have them forever.

  7. Kim Wiles February 21, 2017 at 11:38 am

    I’ve known Dave and his family a long time. Dave bowled with my dad many years. Mel Leach your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Kim Leach Wiles

  8. Robert & Kathy Lane February 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Donna and family we are so sorry for your loss! You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Robert and Kathy

  9. Dee Myer February 22, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Mrs. Cole, We haven’t met. I knew your husband from the YMCA and shared a machine next to him on several occasions. He was always in good humor and pleasant to talk to. He would share stories and photos of how the two of you met , ( you were so shy) , pictures of your little dogs , kids, grandchidren and especially your travels together. I still have some brochures in my cupboard about Costa Rica that he gave me . He said both of you really enjoyed that vacation. I had asked another “regular” from the Y just last week if he had seen your husband, we were so used to seeing him come in , and it had been a while. We both just learned of his passing yesterday. Everyone at the Y is in shock over this. He touched the lives of many , and will be missed by all of us. I’m so sorry for your loss. Dee Myer

  10. Dennis & Vonnie Engler February 22, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Dear Donna, Stewart, Michele, Shawn, Cindy and Precious Grand-babies,
    We mourn the loss of a fantastic brother-in-law with you. As always, we pray both with and for you now and as you transition to the huge change in your family dynamics. May our God bless each of you. Dennis & Vonnie

  11. Joe Dixon March 4, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Mrs. Cole, you don’t know me but I knew your husband through the many conversations we had at the YMCA. My wife and I have been out of town and upon our recent return I was shocked and saddened to hear of Dave’s passing. You have my deepest sympathies and condolences. I talked with Dave many times over the past few years, mainly in the locker room. He loved to talk about the many trips the two of you had taken–the cruise through the northeast waterways, the Costa Rica trip, and others. He also told me about the many convocations that the two of you enjoyed at Purdue University. He had a real sparkle in his eye and enjoyed talking about interesting subjects. I and other members of the Y will miss Dave and his friendly manner. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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