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December 11, 2018

11/10/2018 7:30:00 AM
Everett Cole, Jr.

Everett Cole, Jr., passed away Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at Ascension Hospital, Rhinelander, at the age of 84. He was born April 9, 1934, in Crandon, to Everett and Golda (Jacobs) Cole. He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna (Huber) Cole; his parents and one sister, Margie McPherson, Mukwonago.

He is survived by two sisters, Nettie Skochil, Rhinelander and Rosemary Gerber of Mukwonago, and two brothers, Michael (Lonnie) and Ronald Cole both of Crandon. He is further survived by several nieces and nephews.

He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in South Korea. While in Korea he was assigned to the Honor Guard and performed military services for dignitaries and high ranking military officers whenever they arrived.

After his honorable discharge, he returned to Rhinelander where he worked for the Rhinelander Paper Company for 36 years. While there, he worked as a millwright.

On April 6, 1957, he married Donna Huber in Rhinelander. The two of them built a cabin on the Wolf River in the Crandon area. They spent many weekends at the cabin enjoying fishing, hunting, and meeting friends and family at the cabin. The cabin also served as a deer and duck hunting base. Many days and nights were spent talking about the accomplishments and failures of the hunt along with a few spirits and good food, "Game".

For several years he participated in the first Crandon Brush Runs as a "Co-Pilot" and the current race track as a "helper" to a racing buddy.

Everett and Donna liked to travel. They went to such places as Alaska, Hawaii, Panama Canal, New York and other places. They traveled Western U.S. taking in many of the natural and historic sites.

He will be sadly missed by his family and many friends.

Visitation will be on Monday, Nov. 12 from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Weber-Hill Funeral Home, Crandon. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. with Pastor Bill Farr officiating. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Reader Comments

Posted: Saturday, November 10, 2018
Article comment by: John Bliss

I worked with Jr. in the wood room at the mill in the early 60's. He was a great guy and a lot of fun to work with. So sorry to hear of his passing. A real "Stand Up" guy!!

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