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Obituary: Robert “Bob” James Cole

March 5, 1956 – January 30, 2024

Obituary Bob Cole

Robert “Bob” James Cole, age 67 of Munster, Indiana, formerly of Lansing, Illinois, passed away January 30, 2024. Bob is survived by his wife Sheri (nee Gorub) Cole, son Robby (Randy) Cole. Loving grandfather of Alaunah and Christian. Bob was preceded in death by his loving parents James and Elizabeth (nee McCloskey) Cole. A private memorial service for Bob will be held at a later date.

Bob earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Government and a Juris Doctorate from Valparaiso University. Bob worked for the Lansing Police Department as an officer and Legal Affairs Commander. He also was the Vice President for General Counsel Sportmart and GO Parking. Bob was the owner of Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home in Lansing since 1999. Bob had a loving and caring heart and was always active in the community trying to make it a better place to live and work.

Bob was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather, son, and friend. He always gave a helping hand in the community when needed. He loved his dogs, Mae West, he was a cigar connoisseur, he enjoyed his antique gun collection, but most importantly he loved traveling the world with his wife and son. Bob was loved by many and he will be truly missed.


Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home
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Family owned and operated since 1941, Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home is conveniently located in downtown Lansing, Illinois, and serves the surrounding communities of Munster, Calumet City, and Lynwood. Traditional facilities offer dignified arrangement options for family privacy and reception.


  1. Kathleen and I send our hearts to the Cole family. We pray at this time the fond memories of Bob will overcome the grief you all have for this fine man, father,grand father and community leader. We remember Bob as a man of kindness when we were classmates at TF South during 1970-74 . I know he was on the golf team and would have loved to play golf with Bob .

  2. My deepest sympathies in the loss of this incredible man. I met Bob back in the 1970’s when he swam for TFS and later on got to see him at Schroeders. He greeted everyone with a smile, hug and kind words…he will be missed.

  3. My sympathies to Bob’s family.Bob and I were teammates on the South swim team .
    I enjoyed my time with Bob during HS and have fond memories of him.

  4. Ron and I are so sorry for your loss. I went to St.Ann’s school as well as T.F. South with Bob. He was a kind person and great to be around. I’m sure he will be missed by so many.

  5. I am so sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. My heart goes out to Cheryl and Robby. He was a wonderful person and did love his dogs. God bless.

  6. I am so sorry for your loss, it was a privilege to know him, he gave me the best line in my life blowing smoke at Cardinal George and Bishop Melczek. II am the retired pastor at Saint Maria Goretti..Earth is less interesting but heaven is now a hoot!
    Charles Niblick

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