Dennis Cole


Dennis ColeDennis David Cole, age 77 of Belview, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester.  Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, May 10 at Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls.  Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m before the service on Friday.  Interment will be in the Rock Dell East Cemetery Swedes Forest Township Section 27.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Belview First Responders, Belview Fire Department, Rock Dell Lutheran Church in rural Belview, Grace Lutheran Church in Belview or St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Seaforth.  Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Dennis David Cole was born October 8, 1941 to Sanford and Rose (Neumann) Cole just outside of Delhi, Minnesota in Redwood County.  He graduated from Belview High School in 1959.  After graduation he worked construction building pole barns in many different states.  Denny also worked on the harvest run from Oklahoma to North Dakota.  He joined the U.S. Army in 1962 and served for two years.  On January 2, 1965, Denny married Barbara Weidemann in Seaforth.  They lived in Delhi for the first two years of their marriage.  In 1967, they bought their farm in Swedes Forest Township and have resided there ever since.  Denny loved their farm and the neighborhood they lived in.  He often commented “I love my life!”  Denny loved listening to old time country music and spending time with his grandchildren.  He would drive miles out of the way to see how the crops were doing or just to buy a specific brand of ice cream!  Denny passed away nearly 2 weeks after suffering a massive stroke that arose after complications from a heart attack last November and bypass surgeries.

Dennis is survived by his wife Barb of 54 years; children Anne (Dean) Cole Patterson of Thamesville, Ontario, Canada and David Cole of Bloomington; grandchildren Jacob & Meg Patterson of Thamesville; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Roger Cole, sisters Janet Hoover and Mary Young.  He will be dearly missed.


  1. Harry G Schaffran says

    So sorry for you loss, Denny was one of the nicest classmates in our class, he always had a smile and was willing to listen to you.

  2. Rick Schei says

    My deepest sympathy to the Cole family. Denny was a great guy!!

  3. Jerome Weidemann says

    Barb and family, So sorry to hear this sad news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My deepest sympathies. Jerome.

  4. Gina Young Wibstad says

    Denny loved to laugh, and had one of the best laughs I’ve ever heard! It makes me happy knowing that Denny lived his best life, and he was rewarded for it through the love of his his family and his friends. We will miss him

  5. Vicki Ellingson says

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Pat Peterson says

    Condolences to Barb and family…Pat Peterson

  7. Lori Veldboom says

    Dear Anne, Dean, Jacob, Meg and the entire Cole Family:

    I am so sorry for your loss. My love, thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

    Lori Veldboom (Friend of Anne’s)

  8. Roger and Cheryl Beavers says

    So sorry about your loss. The world has lost a great man and will be truly missed!

  9. Diane and Gary Olsen says

    Our deepest sympathy to you, Barb and family. Our prayers are with you!
    Gary and Diane (Omtvedt) Olsen

  10. Terry & Linda Marguth says

    Our sympathies on your loss. I always enjoyed talking to Dennis over the years. A very fine man.We will keep all of you in our prayers.

  11. Faythe Amberg says

    Our sympathy to Barb and family — So sorry for the loss of your dear loved one —
    Butch and Faythe Amberg

  12. Eugene and Margaret Sander says

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time.

  13. Doug Lindstrom says

    Barb and family.
    So sorry to here of your great loss.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Doug Lindstrom

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