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Leland D. Cole

December 12, 1961 - February 7, 2010

SPRINGFIELD – Leland Lanny D. Cole, 48 of Springfield, died at 5:15 a.m. Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born December 12, 1961, in Shelbyville, Illinois. He married Linda Jackson on October 7, 1995; and she survives.

He is also survived by 1 sister, Gayle; 1 aunt, Linda Wyant; 3 brother-in-laws, Jeff Jackson of Findley, Larry (Ginger) Jackson of Vincennes, IN and Lonnie Jackson of Shelbyville; and his golden lab, Max.

He was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father in-law, Raymond and Bernice Jackson.

He was a resident of Springfield since 1993. Lanny worked part time for Super Wash as an attendant. He was a member of Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed duck hunting and conservation efforts with his friends. He loved being outdoors working on farm equipment and gardening. He was an organ donor as well as a kidney and pancreas recipient.

A memorial gathering will be held from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, February 13, 2010, at Staab Funeral Home with a memorial service at 3 p.m. Pastor Mark Gifford officiating.

Memorials may be made to National Kidney Foundation, Gift of Hope or the Animal Protective League.

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