James L. Cole U.S. Veteran

unknown - September 3, 2012

Ret. Major James L. Cole, 79, of Black Hawk, S.D., died Monday, Sept. 3, 2012, at Rapid City Regional Hospital. James entered the U.S. Air Force on Feb 6, 1956, and retired Aug. 1, 1976.

James is survived by three sons: Michael Cole, of Highland, Calif., James Cole, of Ft. Madison, Iowa, and Donald Cole, of Idaho Falls, Idaho; his daughter, Carrie Stalcup, of Black Hawk; 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and his sister, Elizabeth (Johnny) VanRas, of Hood River, Ore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Donna L. Cole, Feb. 15, 2012.

A memorial has been established to benefit the Wounded Warriors in honor of Jim.

At Jim’s request no services will be held, and interment will be held at a later date at Black Hills National Cemetery.

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