Antoinette “Toni” Mae Cole, age 72 of Watertown, passed away on Monday, November 4, 2013 in the comfort of her home; surrounded by her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:00 Noon with Rev. Ron Kral of Christ United Methodist Church presiding. A visitation will begin 10:00 AM on Monday until the time of service.
Toni was born on May 14, 1941 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Anthony and May (Pagac) Karl. She was a graduate from Oconomowoc High School, class of 1959. Toni married Neil Cole on April 22, 1961. She retired from Lindberg Hevi Duty. She was a very talented artist and enjoyed fishing, reading, sewing, knitting and crocheting. Toni also enjoyed spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was proud to have made over 600 knit hats for the Waukesha and Jefferson County Cancer Society.
Toni is survived by her husband, Neil Cole Sr., children, Cheryl (Chuck) Miller of Fort Atkinson, Neil (Judy) Cole and Colleen (Rob) Boelkow of Hartford; 10 grandchildren, Tara (Will) Wiley, Josh (Ashlee) Strohbusch, Shane (fiancée Pattie) Reindl, Chris Rowoldt, Erica Rowoldt, Jacqueline Boelkow, Noah Cole, Meghan Boelkow, Matthew Boelkow and Emma Cole; 6 great-grandchildren, Colton Wiley, Mackenzi Strohbusch, Savannah Reindl, Braylon Strohbusch, Cannon Wiley and Tristan Reindl; other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Mary Ann Karl and brothers, Carroll Karl and Robert Karl.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rainbow Hospice.
The family would like to thank the Watertown Regional Medical Center staff and Rainbow Hospice (Johnson Creek) for all of their wonderful care.
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