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Ronald David ColePassing: March 17, 2022


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BEDFORD – Ronald David Cole, 79, passed away Thursday, March 17, 2022, at IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Born March 12, 1943, in Washington County, he was the son of Thomas Bryce Stanfield and Edna Ola (Price) Cole.  He married Gretchen Roxanne Schultz in 1987.

Ronald retired from Regal-Beloit and was a “jack of all trades.”   He enjoyed repairing antique clocks, and was very good at drawing.  He was an avid car fan and loved car shows.  Ronald was a 1961 graduate of Salem High School.

Surviving:             wife, Gretchen Cole of Salem

                       children,  Ronald Scott (Lisa) Cole of Bedford

                                       Debbie (Bob) Lewis of Bloomington

                  stepchildren, Sam Cruz of Jeffersonville

                                       John Almendarez of Salem

                                       Cameron (Angie) Moffatt of Salem

                                       Jessie Carvalho of Florida

                                       13 grandchildren

                                         5 great grandchildren

His parents preceded him in death.

Cremation was chosen with no service.  Burial will be at a later date in Cole Cemetery.

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4 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Wendell Brown | SALEM
    Date: March 23, 2022
    Ron was a classmate of mine and we were in basic training together at Fort Jackson, SC. He was a great guy. I am sorry for your loss.
  2. Guest: James.Ely | BOWLING GREEN KY
    Date: March 20, 2022
    I worked with Ron at Regal Beloit years ago. Very nice person. Prayers for the Family
  3. Guest: loren d hamilton | MITCHELL
    Date: March 19, 2022
    Really sorry to hear of Ron's passing. We worked together many years. He was a brilliant machinist, could build almost anything from just an idea. I've missed working with him since the plant closed.
  4. Guest: Jim & Carolyn Deckard | Bedford, IN
    Date: March 19, 2022
    Prayers for Ronnies family, he is at peace now with his family in Heaven 🙏❤