Cole, Kevin

Kevin L. Cole, 53, of Wauseon, Ohio, died at his home Jan. 23, 2009, after a long battle with cancer.

He was born in Adrian, Mich., July 14, 1955, to the late Robert S. Cole Sr. and Willo (Smith) Cole, who survives.

Kevin was a 1974 graduate of Swanton (Ohio) High School and worked for ITT for 15 years before retiring.

He is survived by his wife of 10 years, Kathy Cole; children, Cory and Carrie Cole; brothers, Doug (and Ruth Ann) Cole of Delta, Ohio, Fred (and Kim) Cole of Bartow, Fla., and Scott (and Sheila) Cole of Oregon, Ohio; and sister, Cindy (and Joe) Tipping of Swanton.

In addition to his father, Kevin was preceded in death by brothers Robert S. Cole, Jr., and Kent E. Cole; sister, Claudia J. Cole; and nephew, Michael J. Cole.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, at Barnes Funeral Chapel, 5825 State Highway 109 in Delta. Interment will follow at Zion Cemetery in Wauseon, with Pastor Russ Merrin  officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday

 In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the family to help with the future education of Carrie and Cory.