Orlan Clarence Cole died Tuesday Feb. 19 2008, at Community Hospital in McCook at the age of 86.
On Dec. 19, 1941, Orlan married Norma Walters at Trenton, On Dec. 8, 1944, Orlan entered the U.S. Army serving with the Army of Occupation in Japan during World War II. Following his Honorable Discharge from the military on April 11, 1946, he returned to the family farm in Hitchcock County.
In 1949, they moved to a farm at Minatare, where he served on the Minatare School Board.They resided there until returning to the family farm in 1958, where he was engaged in agriculture and the dairy business. He spent the remainder of his life in Hitchcock County.
He was a member of the Church of God in Trenton,
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Joseph N. Cole.
Orlan is survived by his wife, Norma Cole of Culbertson; three daughters, Marjorie Brown and husband, Cermit of Culbertson, Joyce Channel and husband, Albert of Ford, Kan., and Linda Qualls and husband, David of Choctaw, Okla.; two sons, Richard Cole and wife, Anita of Hastings and William Cole and wife, Kimberly of Trenton; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; one brother, Kenneth Cole and wife, Marianne of Indianola; and one sister, Irene Solko and husband, Louis of McCook; nieces; nephews; and friends.
Funeral service will be Friday, 10:30 a.m., at the Church of God in Trenton, with the Rev Richard Karr officiating. Interment with military honors will be in the Cornell Cemetery at Trenton.
Memorials may be given in his name and friends may call at Herrmann Funeral Home in Trenton from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.