Florence M. (Mrs. Forest) Cole, age 93 of Faribault died on Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
   Funeral services will be held at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault on Friday, October 31, 2008 at 10:30 a.m. with the Reverend David E. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
   Visitation will be at the church for one hour prior to the service on Friday.
   Florence M., the daughter of Jacob and Minnie (Woerner) Detling, was born August 27, 1915 in Waseca. She graduated from Waseca High School in 1933. On July 14, 1935, she married Forest E. Cole, and they moved to Faribault. He preceded her in death on January 19, 1969. Florence worked for 10 years at Wilson & Co. wrapping butter. Later she retired as an LPN after working 32 years in the hospital at the Faribault Regional Center. She enjoyed hiking, cards, reading and TV. She was a member of Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church women’s group, OCNEEDUS, VFW Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, and the Faribault Senior Citizens.
   She is survived by a daughter, Maxine (and Robert) Dusbabek of Faribault; two grandchildren, Michael (and Julie) Dusbabek and Jayne Loftness (and friend, Alex Armas) all of Faribault; four great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.
   She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Forest; a granddaughter, Carla Dusbabek; two brothers in infancy, William and Vincent Detling and three sisters, Esther Roepke, Helen Arndt and Leone Larson.

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Lila Stein
Thursday October 30, 2008


I see your mother has passed away. I see she lived a long life. I worked with her at the Regional Center in Faribault and she was a great lady. Some of the retirees use to get together for lunch a few years ago but that went by the wayside as they got older. I remember at that time her hearing was so bad and she had lots of pain from her shingles. I hope in the past years she had got relief from these. On the day I saw your mothers obituary, I see the front page of the Daily News that they tore the Regional Center Hospitial down. That made me sad, such good memories there for the ones who worked there. I know the prison has had the grounds for quite a few years. I live in Faribault in the summer and in Mesa, AZ. in the winter. I am reading this on line from there now.