Doris Elaine (Lyke) Cole


Doris Elaine (Lyke) Cole, 89, of Sartell MN, passed away May 9th, 2024, at Advanced Health Care of Mesa, AZ.

Doris was born April 21, 1935, in Claremont MN. She was the daughter of Vern & Edna (Ellefson) Lyke. She graduated from Kasson High School in 1953.

Doris married Ronald Bakkedahl of Hayfield MN in December 1953. They had 5 children. Ronald was killed in an auto accident in November 1964, along with his 2-year-old daughter, Tamra. Doris married Thomas Fitzgerald of Hayfield in August 1978. Thomas passed away February 1992. In 2000, Doris married Joseph Kosloski of Rochester. He passed away December 2003. Doris married Vernon Cole, in Apache Junction AZ January 23, 2011.

Doris’ survivors include children: Dwayne (Robyn) Bakkedahl of Lewistown MT; Robin (Gary Krueger) Dunn of Sioux Falls SD; Jeffrey (Joyce) Bakkedahl of Hayfield MN; and Barbara (Brad) Borders of Onamia MN. Also surviving are numerous grand, great grandchildren and also a great, great grandchild. Doris also has a sister, Rosemary Lyke (Bob Spindle) of Denver CO.

Immediate family members preceding her in death were her parents, sister Shirley Strom, brothers Erwin & William Lyke, 3 husbands and daughter Tamra.

Doris lived a life full of love for all. She was very proud of her kids, grands and great-grands. She loved to bake and decorate cakes, knit & crochet, crossword puzzles and travel. For the last 13 years, she wintered in Apache Junction AZ, and lived with husband, Vern, in Sartell in the summers.

A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2024, at Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 801 7th St SE Kasson, MN. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

To share a special memory or condolence please visit, Czaplewski Family Funeral Homes, 801 7th St SE Kasson, MN 55940 (507) 634-6510. Blessed be her memory.