Obituary: Ronald David Cole

March 12, 1943 – March 17, 2022

Ronald David Cole, 79, of Bedford, 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.

Survivors include his 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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