IOWA CITY, Iowa — Pat Cole, 66, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals, Iowa City, Iowa. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at The Church on Northland, 5200 Northland Avenue NE, Cedar Rapids, with a reception immediately following at the church. Arrangements by Murdoch-Linwood Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cedar Rapids.
Pat was born Dec. 7, 1951, in Escanaba, the son of Norman and Emily (Valencic) Cole. He graduated from Gladstone High School, Gladstone, in 1970. Pat went on to attend Milwaukee Computer School. On May 12, 1973, Pat was united in marriage to Terri Kay DeMenter. He worked for Nash Finch for 24 years. Pat then worked for Worley Companies as a forklift driver, which later became Ryder Company. Pat enjoyed fishing and golfing. He was a huge Green Bay Packers and Michigan Wolverines fan. Pat’s greatest joy was spending time with his grandchildren and family.
Patrick is survived by his wife, Terri Cole of Cedar Rapids; daughter, Wendy (Tony) Riedl of Tipton, Iowa; son, Daniel (Jessica) Cole of Ankeny, Iowa; grandchildren, Travis and Corey Riedl, James and Layla Cole; sisters, Susan (Lynn) LaPlant of Gladstone and Carol (Mike) DeShambo of Escanaba; brother, Michael (Sonhi) Cole of Wylie, Texas; and special nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Emily Cole; father and mother-in-law, Peter and Veryl DeMenter; and infant son, David Patrick Cole.
The family would like to thank the staff at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. Please share a memory of Patrick at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.