|Lyle L. Cole|
|October 30, 1944 - December 04, 2011|
|Visitation: 3 pm to 7 pm , Wednesday December 07, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Funeral Service: 11 am, Thursday December 08, 2011 at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island, IL|
|Interment: 2:30 pm, Thursday December 08, 2011 at Erie Cemetery, Erie, Illinois |
|Lyle L. Cole, 67, of Moline, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, after a courageous battle with kidney cancer, December 4, 2011 at Trinity Medical Center, Rock Island. Services for Mr. Cole will be 11 am Thursday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030-7th Avenue, Rock Island. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3 pm to 7 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Erie Cemetery, where military honors will be held. Memorials may be made to the family or to the Ladies Ministry of Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Moline. |
Lyle was born on October 30, 1944 in Moline, a son of Lyle R. Cole and Thelma Seger Cole. He married Sherri Smith on November 23, 1990 in Rock Island. Mr. Cole worked as a police officer at the Rock Island Arsenal for over 30 years. He retired from the Rock Island Arsenal Police Department in September of 2010. Lyle was a U. S. Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. His memberships include Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Moline, Vietnam Veterans of America-Quad Cities Chapter No. 299, Moline VFW Post No. 2056, A.F.G.E. Local No. 2119, where he had served as the First Vice President, Marine Corps League and the Rock Island Elks Lodge No. 980, where he served as a trustee.
Survivors include his wife, Sherri; daughter, Leslie Ann Cole (Kris Hay), Waterloo; grandson, Kaiden Hay; sister, Ruth Harrison, Fulton; step mother, Dorcas Cole, Erie; mother in law, Eva Smith; Moline; sisters in law, Cathy (Tom) Dreifurst, Moline, Terri (Dan) Hoyt, Barstow; Doreen Jacobs, Ontario, Canada; special friends, Diane and Bob Scott, Silvis and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. Lyle was preceded in death by his parents. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com
You are in our thoughts and prayers. I was a classmate of Lyles, Linda (Dail) Brinkman.
-- Linda Brinkman
I served with Lyle in the Marines. I will always remember his humor. Semper Fi buddy.
-- Larry Lynn
Sherri & Family,
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts, hearts and prayers. May the Lord's grace and mercy sustain you during this time. Much love.
-- Kathy & Mike Seeforth
I first met Lyle at 29 Palms, CA during the B-Battery 1st Light Anti Aircraft Missile Battalion times '63-'64, and then several years later at a few fun B-Batt reunions. He will be missed. Semper Fi, Lyle, and heartfelt condolances to Sherri and the entire Cole family.
-- M.J. Malec
Sheery my thoughts and prayers go out to you . I only got to be friends with Lyle a few years but was proud to be his friend and fellow union member and officer ,elks member and officer.
-- Justin Bell
Words fail me. I share your sadness. Call on me at any time for anything. You are not alone.
-- Judy Bethke
Sherri and Family, I am so very to hear of Lyle's passing. It sounds like he put up such a good fight. He was very young (I think that because I am 67) and it's so too bad that you won't have more time together. May God Bless you and keep you during this very painful time. Wendy
-- Wendy A. Fifer
We're so sorry we can't physically be there for you. We're with you in heart and spirit, lifting you up and holding you tight, and praying God surrounds you with people who love you like we do
-- Doug and Valerie Heald
I am sorry for your loss. I met Lyle in 1994 at RIA. He was helpful, polite and professional. He will be missed.
-- Don Wakeland
Sorry to hear of Lyle's passing. Although I haven't seen Lyle for several years I still remember those school days at Erie. I was a classmate of Lyle all 12 years at Erie. Lee
-- Lee Ashdown
Lyle, you were a big influence in the lives of so many. You helped me through many tough times and I always appreciated you being there. You always had a humerous spin to put on things even when you were mad. If I could just say one more thing to you it's have to be "Glad you got to see me" or maybe "Thanks for being here". You were always a good friend bud. We'll see each other again.
-- Chris & Karen Cowles