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Obituary for Carl Lee Cole

Carl Lee Cole, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on June 8, 2024 at the age of 13. Carl was born on September 22, 2010 in Lansing, Michigan. He loved watching fireworks, going for walks, and riding the rides at the Ionia Free Fair. He loved the time he spent riding on the mower with his Papa and he enjoyed going to school with all his friends. Carl was able to explore the world with his walker- he brought light and joy into any room he entered.

Surviving Carl are his mother, Brittany Cole (Adam Lee); grandparents, Bryan and Leona Simon; sister, Bella Dean; and the staff and Carl’s friends at Freedom Acres.

The Funeral Service will be officiated by Pastor Bob Beckett at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, June 14, 2024 at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge Street, Portland. Interment will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday at the funeral chapel. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to Freedom Acres in honor of Carl. Online condolences may be made at


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