Born On: April 22, 1950

Passed On: June 29, 2019

Kristi Diane Cole

Cole, Kristi Diane (GG), Muskegon.  Kristi Diane Cole, age 69, passed away peacefully early Saturday morning, June 29, 2019 at Poppen Residence.  She was born on April 22, 1950 to Karrell and Wilma Boerman in Muskegon.  After graduating from Reeths Puffer High School in 1968, Kristi married the love of her life, Jerry Richard Cole, in December before he enlisted in the marines and deployed to Vietnam.  After deployment and on a mission, Jerry passed away in January 1969.  Their Son, Jerry Richard Cole II was born August, 1969.  Kristi became both Mom and Dad to Jerry and was a hard-working, dedicated parent.  Kristi’s career was taking care of her “kids” on her Reeths Puffer Schools’ bus routes.  After her retirement, she continued to keep in touch with her “kids”.  Kristi attended Fruitland Covenant Church, enjoyed watching Wimbledon, Tour de France, Detroit Tigers and the Olympics. Kristi loved putting her toes in the sand and soaking up the sun at Muskegon State Park. She was an outgoing, bold woman who lived life to the fullest.  Nothing made her happier than when she became a Great Grandmother (GG).  She treasured her time spent with her Granddaughter and Great Grandson. She also loved keeping in touch with her friends and family through long phone conversations.  She is truly missed by her surviving family; Son, Jerry Richard Cole II (Anna), Granddaughter, Brooke Elizabeth Sample (Adam), Great Grandson, Remington Cole Sample, Brother, Kurt Boerman (Laurie), Nephews, Adam Boerman, Matthew Boerman and Jordan (Kelli) Boerman, 2 great nieces and 1 great nephew, a Sister in Law and a Brother in Law.  Kristi was proceeded in death by her parents, Karrell and Wilma Boerman, her Husband Jerry Richard Cole, Brother Kevin Boerman and many other family members.  Per Kristi’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a service will not be held.  Donations in her and her husband’s memory may be made to the USS LST-393 and West Michigan Veterans.



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