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OBITUARY: Kenneth Roger Cole Jr.

Kenneth Roger Cole Jr. age 66 of Brillion, died unexpectedly on Saturday April 8, 2017, at Theda Care Hospital in Appleton.

He was born on April 8, 1951 in Illinois, son of the late Kenneth Sr. and Dorothy (Colling) Cole. Kenneth worked as a custodian for various businesses in the area for many years. He loved antiques, cars, trucks and tractors, and was especially knowledgeable about tractors. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion.

Survivors include a daughter Pamela Lanphere of Altoona, a step son T.J. Fischer and his son  Dylan, 3 grandchildren,  Emily, Hailey, and Garrett, 4 sisters, Karen (Dave) Stehula and Barb Krepline all of Appleton, Mary (Charles) Wenzel of Brillion, Kathy (Mark) Vander Wegen of Green Bay, a brother Keith Cole of Brillion and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial service will be held on Saturday April 29th at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brillion. The Rev. Thomas Fricke will officiate. Burial will be in Holy Family Cemetery, Brillion. Visitation will take place at Trinity Lutheran Church, 601 E. National Ave. Brillion, on Saturday April 29th from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. with the service to follow at 11:00 a.m.

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