Michael Wesley H. Cole

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MICHAEL WESLEY H. COLE
April 21, 1953 ~ October 23, 2017

Michael Wesley H. Cole, 64, of Polson, MT, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 23, 2017 at St. Joseph Medical Center in Polson. Born in E. St. Louis, IL, Michael moved to Chehalis, WA at age 7.
He attended Washington State University where he met his wife, Paula, and later earned his Masters at Portland State University. He and Paula lived in Pullman, WA, Kellogg, ID, Vancouver, WA, and Camas, WA. The final move was to Big Arm, MT in 2007.
Michael has raised two fine sons and loved his family life full of activities. As a masterful educator, he helped raise a multitude of children of all stages and abilities. Michael's major goal was to help his students feel successful. One of his gifts was for family, friends, students, and co-workers to feel loved and important. His gentleness, laughter, and love of fun will be missed.
Michael would throw himself into his interests with passion. They included Cowboy Action Shooting, USPSA, 3-gun, Range Officer, breeding and showing cats, woodworking, musical instrument lessons, Moose member, and recently amateur ham radio.
His survivors include his wife, Paula; sons, Ian and Pierce; sister, LaDonna Hansen and her husband Ron; brother, Jim Cole and his wife Arloa; uncle, Noel Cole; aunt, Fern Schneider; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
There will be a Celebration of Life for Michael at Vancouver Moose Lodge, Vancouver, WA, Saturday, November 4th from 3-5 p.m.
The Lake Funeral Home, Polson, MT is assisting with Michael's arrangements.
Messages of condolence may be expressed to the family online at www.thelakefuneralhomeandcremation.com and www.columbian.com/obits.
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The Lake Funeral Home and Crematory
101 Sixth Avenue East
Polson, MT 59860
406-883-2808
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Published in The Columbian on Nov. 2, 2017