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Jack Cole

Jack Arlen Cole, known as Dad, Grandpa but mostly as Jack, was born September 17, 1928 in Elsmore, Kansas, the second child and son of Delmar and Thirl Cole and passed on November 29, 2018 in Wichita, Kansas. Jack graduated from Herington High School, a little town Southeast of Abilene, in 1946. He served in the US Army from 1947 to 1948 and then served in the US Navy from 1948 until 1952 in Japan and Korea on the USS Comstock and the USS Ashtabula.

On June 22, 1951, Jack and Jeanette “Susie” Ingram were married in Montebello, California. They celebrated 64 years of marriage together until Susie passed in March 2016. Jack was a self-employed carpet layer and in later years a Postman with US Post Office in Argonia. He was awarded for 28 years of service on October 1, 1999. Jack worked hard to provide for his family of five children. He enjoyed fishing when time allowed, playing football, basketball and softball on Sunday’s with family, attending classic automobile shows and KU basketball. He loved the many visits, cards and pictures he received from the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Jack was a member of the Argonia Friends Church for many years and later attended the Friends University Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Susie; parents, Delmar and Thirl; brother, Delmar; granddaughter, Danielle.

Survivors include his son, Douglas Cole of Tulsa, Oklahoma; daughter, Jacqueline Blasi and husband Rodney of Wichita, Kansas; son, Dan Cole and wife Carol of Arcadia, Kansas; daughter, Jan Gutschenritter and husband Terry of Wichita, Kansas; son, Dale Cole and wife Jodie of Argonia, Kansas, 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother, Richard Cole and his Barbara of Wichita, Kansas; brother, Mark Cole and his Marsha of Temple, Texas; sister, Carna and many nieces and nephews.

Services for Jack will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 3, 2018 in the Argonia Cemetery (Floyd Chapel), Argonia, Kansas.

A memorial fund has been established in his name and loving memory with Harry Hynes Hospice. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.

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Arrangements by Cornejo | Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.

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