Doris Elaine Cole

Doris Elaine Cole

April 21, 1935 - May 09, 2024

Doris Elaine Cole

April 21, 1935 - May 09, 2024


Doris Elaine (Lyke) Cole, 89, of Sartell MN, passed away May 9th, 2024 at Advanced Health Care of Mesa AZ.

Doris was born April 21, 1935, in Claremont MN. She was the daughter of Vernon & Edna (Ellefson) Lyke. She graduated from Kasson high school in 1953.

Doris married Ronald Bakkedahl of Hayfield, MN in December 1953. They had 5 children. Ronald was killed in an auto accident in November of 1964, along with his 2 year old daughter, Tamra. Doris married Thomas Fitzgerald of Hayfield in August 1978. Thomas passed away February of 1992, due to complications of diabetes. In 2000, Doris married Joseph Kosloski of Rochester. He died of lung cancer in December of 2003. Doris married Vernon Cole, in Apache Junction, AZ, January 23, 2011.

Survivors of Doris include children: Dwayne (Robyn) Bakkedahl of Lewistown, MT; Robin (Gary Krueger) Dunn of Sioux Falls, SD; Jeffrey (Joyce) Bakkedahl of Hayfield MN; and Barbara (Brad) Borders of Onamia MN. Also surviving are numerous grand, great grandchildren and also a great, great grandchild. Doris also has a sister, Rosemary Lyke (Bob Spindle) of Denver, CO.

Immediate family preceding her in death were her parents, sister Shirley Strom, brothers Erwin & William Lyke, 3 husbands and daughter Tamra.

Doris lived a life full of love for all. She was very proud of her kids, grands and great-grands. She loved to bake and decorate cakes, crochet, crossword puzzles and travel. For the last 13 years, she wintered in Apache Junction AZ and lived in Sartell in the summers with husband, Vern.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date, in southern MN.

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