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George Skyler-Ellsworth Cole

February 3, 1996 - May 29, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
George Skyler-Ellsworth Cole

George Skyler-Ellsworth Cole

Born: February 3, 1996
Died: May 29, 2020
Age: 24

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     George Skyler-Ellsworth Cole, the son of Jay Cole and Elaine Tasich, was born on February 3, 1996 in Denison, IA. He received his early education in Dunlap and then moved to Spencer where he finished his schooling and graduating from Clay Central in Everly. Following graduation, he worked for Mediacom and Quail Construction in Spencer then  Tommy Gate in Woodbine. He then moved to Westdale, IA, where he worked for AT&T as a retail store manager in Cedar Rapids. He was in the process of moving to Spencer, when the accident occurred. George enjoyed working with computers, and fishing. He was also very fond of his Pontiac Firebird.

     George passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, at the Spencer Hospital following injuries he sustained in a car accident. He was preceded in death by his father, Jay; his grandfather, LeRoy Cole; his great grandparents: George and Bernice Summerfield and George and Janet Tasich and his stepsister, Shaleigh Donovan.

     Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Elaine Norgart of Charter Oak, IA; his paternal grandmother, Deanne Cole of  Mountain Home, ID;       his maternal grandparents, Dave and Peggy Tasich of Dunlap, IA; his brother, Austin (Ali) Tasich of Schleswig, IA and their children: Ryley James, Coral, Emma Gene, Aaron, Asher and Aven; sisters: Brittni Baker of Omaha, NE and Liberty Norgart of Perry, IA; three half-brothers: Ren (Jessica) Norgart of Dunlap, IA and their children: Emmersyn, Braelynn, Analeigh, Kennidee and Kingston and Cody (Melissa) Norgart of Spencer and their children:  Cooper and Alivia; Josh (Elizabeth) Norgart of OK; his half-sister, Briena Bennett of Fort Dodge, IA; his aunts and uncles: Yovan Tasich and Angie of Dunlap, IA and their children: Katie Tasich of Chapin, SC and Mary Jane Tasich of Dunlap, IA, Ryne (Teri) Cole and   Brenda (Tim) Stanton both of Mountain Home, ID, Doug Cole of Enid, OK, Jill (Stan) Simonsen of Runnells, IA and Chad (Kim) of Windsor Heights, IA; Jay’s significant other, Rhonda Hintz of Spencer, IA; sister, Leah Eldridge (Drew) of Spencer and her family, Mercedes, Paxton and Crew; her brother, Mitchell Myers of Spencer, IA; other relatives and friends.             

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Private Memorial Services will be held at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established by the family.
Bud Watts
Honorary Bearers
Yovan Tasich
Ryley Tasich
Austin Tasich
Drew Cole
Dalton Cole
Christine Siminsen
"Cats In the Cradle"
"Zzyzx Rd."
"Holler Boys"
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa


Saturday, June 13, 2020 at 7:58 AM
“I am so sorry to hear of this, George and I were but only classmates and never ran with the same crowd throughout school but I still send my Deepest Condolences and prayers for strength and healing for the family and close ones to George, and I pray for George's Mother & ask that God may comfort her through these hard times and bring the family peace in their tragedy🛐”
- Gerrit DeBondt
Friday, June 12, 2020 at 8:07 AM
“I’m sorry for your loss. I did not know him but my heart hurts for you all. I’m praying for all of you. ”
- Cassie
Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 1:51 PM
“This is incredibly sad and my heart goes out to all of you!
You have my deepest sympathies!
God Bless ”
- Rhonda Olson
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“Deanna, sending my sympathy and prayers on the loss of your grandson. Thinking of you. . .”
- Sherri Steffen
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“Elaine and family,
I am so very sorry to hear about George. He was always such a great kid! My heart hurts for you. Sending you lots of love and prayers. ”
- Jessica Amendt (Ranslow)
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“My most sincere condolences to your entire family and especially our friends (and neighbors growing up) the Coles. While I never had the pleasure to have met George his smile is beautiful, and he sounds like a wonderful young man. Sending all of our love and prayers from all of The O’Brien’s.”
- Mary Ann Obrien
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8:19 AM
“Please accept my deepest condolences on the passing of George although I never met him he was family because we are all family with Prime and I pray that time will heal all of the pain and hurt your family is going through. I pray that is he at rest and knows he will be greatly missed.
Again my condolences. ”
- Cecilia Toribio
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8:19 AM
“I'm so very saddened to hear of George's death. He was such a sweet kid. My heart goes out to Elaine and the Cole family. So very sorry!”
- Patty Christenson
Saturday, June 6, 2020 at 8:18 AM
“My heartfelt sadness when I heard of George's passing. He had such a wonderful place in my heart with my association with George as a student at Clay Central Everly School. ....and he will be missed.... God Bless you George....Mr. T”
- Bruce L. Tepfer
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 4:34 PM
“Like a candle in the wind, his light went out too soon. Our hearts are sad at the loss of this young man. His life was just beginning and we pray that his memory be eternal. Our deepest sympathies to friends and family of George. ”
- Robert and SuAnn Witt
Friday, June 5, 2020 at 9:39 AM
“many prayers to all the family and friends of george God's Blessings
- vicki jensen
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“I am so very sorry to the family of George. Many prayers of comfort and peace during this difficult time. George always gave us a friendly smile and wave when we saw him. Rest in peace George. Your beautiful smile will be missed.
- Cari and Joel Seversen
Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8:06 AM
“I went to school with George and recently saw him. I am so sad to hear the news. God bless.”
- Kindra Holste
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM
“I work at the same company George did. I never knew him, but I was moved by how quickly he was taken from this world. Thoughts and prayers sent! God Bless. ”
- Joe Hadad
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 4:10 PM
“George and I graduated high school together and our senior year had gotten fairly close. He'll be missed by me and many other's from the class of 2014. ”
- Katey Iske
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:18 PM
“My heartfelt prayers for the family. May lord give you the strenght to bear this loss. ”
- Murad Ali
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:17 PM
“I am heartbroken to hear this news but sending my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. ”
- Brittanie Braggs
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:17 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.”
- Terri Shinn, RSM for Prime Communicationd
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 2:17 PM
“My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. May God see you through. May he forever live through his family. His wings were ready, but your heart wasn’t. Prayers!”
- Lauren Leak
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 9:53 AM
“To the family of George Cole:
I never had the pleasure of meeting George but my heart is with you all during this time! It is never easy to lose those closest to our hearts; just know that he is still with you every step you take in life. The physical is temporary but the spirit lives forever. Be comforted in the fact that he will forever be by your side!

(I am employed by Prime Communications + was saddened to see a co-worker had transitioned at such a tender age.)”
- Aerryalle Bell
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“I'm saddened to hear about this. My thoughts are with George Cole's family and friends. May God offer some peace and comfort at this time. ”
- Jay Hambleton
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“My thoughts and prayers for the family. ”
- Jana Cater-Prime Communications
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“rest in paradise ”
- Charles Jordan jr
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Such sad news about George. He attended CCE High School in Everly where I taught. I felt he enjoyed his time at our school.
Rest In Peace, George. ”
- Paul Wick
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 7:52 AM
“Never met this young man, but know the Cole Family very well. I'm very sorry for your loss. Very sad news. Take Care All. ”
- Tony Lowe
Sunday, May 31, 2020 at 3:50 PM
“I met George when I worked at Fleet Farm. He was always ready to jump in and help when needed. He will be missed.”
- Shawna Weiser
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