EAST PEORIA - Robert E. Cole, 73, of Tanglewood Lane, East Peoria, passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 15, 2014, at his residence.
He was born on March 2, 1941, in Peoria to Richard W. and Maxine M. Becket Cole. They preceded him in death.
He is survived by four children, Kathy (Robert) Kaufman of Utah, Duane S. Cole of Maryland, JoAna Cole and Geni (Vincent) Randle, both of East Peoria; ten grandchildren; one sister, Nancy Moore, and two brothers, William and Donald Cole.
Robert had been a parts order analyst for Caterpillar Inc. He retired in 1993 after 35 years of service.
He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving from 1960 to 1964.
A visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday, May 19, 2014, at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Military honors will be performed at the end of the visitation. Cremation rites will then be accorded.
Memorials may be made to the OSF Cardiology Department, 4541 North Prospect Road, Peoria Heights, IL 61616. Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.remmertfuneralhome.com.
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