Mandy Cole

Mandy Lee (Bledsoe) Cole, 66, passed away December 20, 2022, at her home, with her family by her side.

Memorial services were held January 7, 2023, at the Iten Funeral Home in Browerville. 

Mandy Lee (Bledsoe) Cole, was born July 24, 1956,the daughter of Artie and Marjorie (Jones) Bledsoe, II of Northfield. Mandy was baptized and confirmed in Inver Grove Heights. She attended Sibley High School. Mandy married the love of her life, John Cole, on August 9, 1978. Their union was blessed with two children, Johnny and Artie. 

Mandy worked at Madden’s for several years, otherwise she spent her time at home with her family, her number one priority. Her loving, generous heart showered them with joy.  Mandy could be found tending to her garden, cooking or baking up delicious meals and shopping for essentials and some not so essential items. She loved holidays and the changing of the seasons, often decorating the inside of the house to celebrate each one as they came and passed. Mandy was an outgoing soul who had a great sense of humor, often lovingly teasing her grandchildren. Her bubbly and kind soul will be deeply missed by her family and friends. 

Mandy is survived by her husband of 44 years, John; two children, Johnny (Sarah) and Artie Cole; four grandchildren, Mason, Gavin, Collin and Colton and two sisters, Carol Cherpellis and Nanetle Monjeau. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; four siblings, Katherine Hopkins, Jan Bledsoe, Artie Bledsoe, III, Pamela Bledsoe; one aunt, Lois Jones and one uncle, Floyd Jones.

Arrangements were with the Iten Funeral Home of Browerville.

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