April 4, 1944 - August 18, 2014


Arnold “Tiny” Richard Cole, 70, of Pillager died on Monday, August 18, 2014 at St. Cloud Hospital in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Services for Arnold will be held on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 11:00AM at Pillager Community Center in Pillager, MN with Pastor Hector Merced officiating.

Arnold was born on April 4, 1944 in Staples, MN to Everett and Bertha (Richmond) Cole. He married Connie Anderson in 1974. He was a Bus Driver for Reichert Bus Service for over 30 years. Tiny enjoyed fishing, baking, cooking, and gardening. He also loved playing bingo and cards. Tiny’s passion was in the annual Pillager Fair and Fiddlers Contest. He was so surprised and humbled to be honored as the 2014 Citizen of the Year Award in Pillager, MN. He loved spending time visiting with family and friends.

Arnold will be sadly missed by his sisters, Loretta Hendrickson, Jeanette Lerfold, Marlene Kort, and Janet (Boyd) Loftis; brothers, Jack (Cora) Cole, Jim (Barb) Cole, and Joel (Christy) Cole; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Everett and Bertha; and his wife, Connie. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter, MN.