Edward Eugene “Babe” Cote

Birth
Fort Dodge, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Death 11 May 2010 (aged 80)
Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa, USA
Burial Duncombe, Webster County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 91643001 · View Source
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Edward "Babe" Cote, age 80, of Ida Grove, Iowa, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Horn Memorial Hospital in Ida Grove.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, May 15, 2010, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ida Grove, Iowa, under the direction of Christensen-Huffman Funeral Homes. The Reverend David Hemann officiated, with burial in Washington Township Cemetery, Duncombe, Iowa.

Born September 13, 1929, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, Edward Eugene "Babe" Cote was the son of Andrew J. and Eva May (Chambers) Cote. He grew up and received his education in Fort Dodge.

On May 2, 1953, Ed married Bonnie L. Halmas in Dubuque, Iowa. The couple was blessed with five children, Mary, William, Kim, Julia, and Sharon. Bonnie passed away in 1980.

Ed was a jack-of-all-trades who worked in numerous capacities and in various communities over the years. He served in the Army National Guard. In earlier years, Ed belonged to the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He enjoyed playing Bingo, crossword puzzles, and watching the birds and squirrels. He especially loved time spent fishing.

Ed was united in marriage to Eleanor A. Lewis on July 18, 1983. In 1987, the couple made their home in Ida Grove.

He was preceded in death by his wives; parents; and two brothers, Arthur Cote and Lewis Cote.

Bio by: Conley Wolterman


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  • Created by: Cathy Dayton
  • Added: 9 Jun 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 91643001
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Eugene “Babe” Cote (13 Sep 1929–11 May 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 91643001, citing Washington Township Cemetery, Duncombe, Webster County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Cathy Dayton (contributor 47255520) .