Gerald Cole

October 13, 1949 - June 16, 2016
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Gerald E. Cole, 66, of Belvidere, Illinois, died peacefully surrounded by his family on June 16, 2016. He was born to Daniel and Laverne Cole in Belvidere, on October 13, 1949. He attended and graduated Belvidere High School and was employed as a Header Operator/Machinist for more than forty years. He married his sweetheart, Kathleen, on April 3, 1967 in Clayton, Mo. Gerald was an Avid Minnesota Viking fan, loved Western movies, loved spending time with his family and had a true passion for his grandchildren. He lived and taught his children the Golden Rule. He taught how to treat people right. His sense of humor will be truly missed. His humor and the use of Emr’some will be passed down to his sons.
He was also a proud member of the Fratenal Order of Eagles #3414 and Auxiliary member of the VFW.

Gerald is survived by his daughter, Linda (Edwin) Colson and sons, Gerald (Heather) Cole, Jr. and Troy (Theresa) Cole; his brother, Robert (Diane) and his two sisters, Jenny Ralston and Laura (Raymond) Luckie; his grandchildren, Amanda (Scott), Kyle (Stephanie) , Jessica, Emily, Alexander, Olivia, Jacob and Micheal; and his great grand-son, Ross. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews, and a sister-in -law, Linda Cole. He is predeceased by his parents; a brother, Stephen; and an infant sister, Linda.
Memorial services will be held at 12:00 p.m., June 20, 2016  at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 West Hurlbut, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008 with Pastor Jarrod Severing officiating. Visitation from 11:00 a.m. till time of service.  Memorial contributions to the family. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit

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Date: Monday, June 20, 2016

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel


218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation from 11:00 a.m. till time of service.

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Time: 12:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel


218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Memorial services will be held at 12 p.m. , June 20, 2016

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Born: October 13, 1949
Died: June 16, 2016

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Allen & Sarah Williams posted on 6/17/16

You'll be missed Jerry R.I.P


Stephanie Loofboro posted on 6/21/16

Kathy I'm so sorry to hear about Gerry,s passing. Wish I could have made the visitation but I'm out of state visiting my mom and saw the obit via link on Facebook. Thinking of you and your family with thoughts and prayers.


Judy Gluth Effler posted on 6/19/16

I am saddened to learn of Gerrys passing. We were in school together and on. the school bus. We had so much fun!! He was always joking around. I'm sure he's even keeping the angels laughing. My sympathy to his family.


Jim, Renee, Jimmy and Hay-le-O and kids posted on 6/18/16

Kathy and family, we are sorry for your loss. 'Emerson" good times we had with you and Jerry. May the angels wrap Jerry in their loving wings and give him peace. Remember the great memories.


Patricia waits shelton posted on 6/18/16

Kathy & family. my deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless you all


Donna Jean Parrott posted on 6/18/16

So sorry for your loss. May God's loving arms surround you and comfort you now and in the future. Heaven is gaining a wonderful person.


Gaylin Rush Hall posted on 6/18/16

sorry for your loss. Graduated Belvidere Class of '71.


Carol Guthrie-Booker posted on 6/18/16

To Jerry's Family, So sorry for your loss. He was a great friend. I knew all through school.


Robin Meyer posted on 6/18/16

Meeting you gave me the chance to have your son as a wonderful nephew. RiP Jerry!


Steve and Pam Daly posted on 6/17/16

So sorry for your loss.


Sharon Denny posted on 6/21/16

So sorry for your loss