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“Special memories of Shiela and her family...At St. Peter's United Church of Christ. She will be missed. ”
1 of 40 | Posted by: Toni Cress (Rieken)

“Sheila's past speaks for itself. My thoughts and prayers go out to her exhusband and children. May God comfort you at this time. ”
2 of 40 | Posted by: Shalane - Dike, IA - friend

“Our hearts go out to all of you. God has taken a smiling angel home. Everyone who knows her will always remember her contagious smile and laughter....Read More »
3 of 40 | Posted by: Darwin and Becki Jo Shuey - IA

“I first met Sheila when Wellsburg joined Steamboat Rock for softball. She always had a smile and loved joking around all the time. Her smile and...Read More »
4 of 40 | Posted by: Jenn Steinfeldt-Meinecke

“Even though I did not know Sheila as well as others, in the short time I knew her she definetly left a lasting impression that is unforgettable. My...Read More »
5 of 40 | Posted by: Marie

“Thoughts & prayers go out to the family. Especially Cody & Katie. Was such a pleasure to worwrk with Sheila @ Family Foods. May you know...Read More »
6 of 40 | Posted by: Carrie

“My thoughts and prayers go out to Shelia's children, family, and friends. I look at her picture and can hear her wonderful laugh. May our Lord...Read More »
7 of 40 | Posted by: Diane Eiten

“Our prayers and thoughts go out to Sheila's family. May her contagious smile always live on. She will be greatly missed by many. God bless. ”
8 of 40 | Posted by: Don & Connie Diamond

“Still so unbelievable that this all happened :( So vivacious, so bubbly, so full of life- now gone :( I pray for your children and your family,...Read More »
9 of 40 | Posted by: Margo Dierdorff

“My earliest memories of Sheila were at Holland Fastpitch softball games. Her smile and laughter were infectious. My heart goes out to her children...Read More »
10 of 40 | Posted by: Nancy Haren

“I had the honor of being close friends with Sheila for many years. There was rarely a day when we didn't text or talk. She had the most infectious...Read More »
11 of 40 | Posted by: Robyn Moats

“We had the privilege to meet Sheila soon after we moved to Grundy Center in 1999, as Haleigh & Katie became best friends! Will and Sheila coached...Read More »
12 of 40 | Posted by: Will, Heather, Haleigh Steding

“Even tho I only knew Shelia a short time, she made a lasting impression on me. Her smile, her laugh, & just her sweet nature. Our thoughts &...Read More »
13 of 40 | Posted by: Tracie & Chris Andersen

“I have such great memories growing up around Sheila with her time at Family Foods! Then working side by side with her we became close friends. I even...Read More »
14 of 40 | Posted by: Michelle Haren

“My heart aches for all involved in this tragic accident!! Sending my sincere heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Cody, Katie, and all whose lives have...Read More »
15 of 40 | Posted by: Amy Clapp

“My thoughts and prayers are with you Katie, Coty and family. Sheila was a rock star every where she went! I enjoyed coaching vb with her and loved...Read More »
16 of 40 | Posted by: Lori Willis

“Thoughts and prayers for all family and friends. ”
17 of 40 | Posted by: David Eilderts

“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this tragic accident. May you find comfort in knowing she is in gods hands and...Read More »
18 of 40 | Posted by: Julia and family

“Our thoughts and prayers are sent to all that were touched by Sheila. That smile will be missed but we'll know that the brightest star at night is...Read More »
19 of 40 | Posted by: Deb and Family

“My thoughts and prayers are with the family, especially Katie and Cody... Sheila brightened everyone's day with her smile and warm, engaging...Read More »
20 of 40 | Posted by: Rick Schupbach

“MY thoughts and prayers are with the cole family. ”
21 of 40 | Posted by: Heather Dirkx

“Thoughts and prays go out to your family& friends. Shelia's beautiful smile & laughter will be missed by all who were blessed to know such a...Read More »
22 of 40 | Posted by: Susan Schmidt

“Thoughts and prayers go out to your family & also your friends that were with you during this tragedy- ”
23 of 40 | Posted by: Shay, Briley, & Cassidy Duggan

“My deepest sympathy goes out to the whole family and especially Katie and Cody. Grundy Center will be hard pressed to ever have a more loving,...Read More »
24 of 40 | Posted by: Todd Zinkula

“Sheila will be remembered for making people smile and bringing laughter to our lives. In your grief and loss, please know that we are thinking of...Read More »
25 of 40 | Posted by: Nancy and Bob Wegand

“Prayers of deepest sympathy go out to friends and family as God has called his angel home. ”
26 of 40 | Posted by: Shanon Swenson Green - Spencer, IA

“May God be with all of you during this time..So sorry for your loss!! ”
27 of 40 | Posted by: Lisa Heckman Schissel - Decorah, IA

“Our thoughts and prayers for family and friends. Sheila always had a smile on her face and made dealing with those crazy cell phone questions so...Read More »
28 of 40 | Posted by: Andrea Flater Traeger

“Tragedy........... Such tragedy ”
29 of 40 | Posted by: pam

“My thoughts and prayers are with your family and friends in their tragic loss. ”
30 of 40 | Posted by: Mike Wilson

“Sheila is lighting up heaven with her smile. She will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with all family and friends ”
31 of 40 | Posted by: Pat (Schaa) Liittschwager

“A colleague and friend just shared some words with me today that her relative leaned upon to get through a really tough challenge in her life. Those...Read More »
32 of 40 | Posted by: Christine Bangasser

“Words escape me...my prayers and thoughts with all family and friends....her smile lit up a room! ”
33 of 40 | Posted by: dawn meester

“my deepest sympathies for your family for the loss of your mom, daughter,.... was to young to go but god has his reasons to take her to be with him...Read More »
34 of 40 | Posted by: sue beenken

“I will miss seeing Sheila's smile at Van Wert, Inc. My deepest sympathies to her family. Robin Van Wert England ”
35 of 40 | Posted by: Robin Van Wert England

“My deepest thoughts & prayers to Sheila's family in their tragic loss. She will be greatly missed. ”
36 of 40 | Posted by: Domanic Butler

“My deepest sympathies to Sheila's family. She always had a smile on her face and will be missed greatly. ”
37 of 40 | Posted by: Shannon Freeman

“Our thoughts and prayers with you all ”
38 of 40 | Posted by: Tim, Missi,& Jordyn England

“God bless the family, so sorry for your loss, prayers for strength. Renee Mayberry.. ”
39 of 40 | Posted by: Renee Mayberry

“I will miss seeing Sheila's smiling face whenever I was at Van Wert, Inc. My deepest sympathies to her family. Robin Van Wert England ”
40 of 40 | Posted by: Robin Van Wert England


Sheila Jo Cole, 44, of Grundy Center, Iowa, died Sunday February 10, 2013, near Parkersburg, Iowa as a result of an automobile accident. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m., Friday, February 15, 2013, at First Presbyterian Church, Grundy Center, Iowa, with Rev. Mike Campbell officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Peter Church Cemetery rural Wellsburg, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Engelkes-Abels Funeral Home in Grundy Center Memorials may be made to Grundy National Bank for Sheila's children. Sheila was born July 25, 1968, in Sioux City, Iowa, and then adopted by John and Joan (Nederhoff) Winger. Sheila was raised in Wellsburg area and attended Wellsburg schools and graduated from Wellsburg High School in 1986. After graduating from high school Sheila attended La James College of Cosmetology in Waterloo. Sheila was a hair dresser for four years then went to work at Family Foods in Grundy Center, IA. Sheila was united in marriage to John Cole on September 10, 1993 at the United Methodist Church in Grundy Center. They later divorced. She was sales manager for US Cellular for the last 10 years at the Van Wert Company. Sheila helped coached volleyball and soccer for Grundy Center schools. Sheila attended every school event that her children participated in. She was a avid golfer and bowler. Sheila loved to spend time with her friends and family. She is survived by her children: son Cody and daughter Katie; three brothers, Dave (Michelle) Winger of Lewisville, TX, Darrell (Kara) Winger of Bakersfield, CA, Greg (Sarah) Winger of Wellsburg; ex-husband John Cole of Grundy Center; brothers and sisters-in-law, Steve and Cindy Simms, Terry and Rhonda Cole, Larry and Julie Cole, Kevin and Lisa Swalley and Steve and Cherri Jackson; 18 nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents.

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