Cole Jeffrey Struemke, age 8 of New Richmond, died on Tuesday March 13, 2012 at Children’s Hospital in St. Paul, MN. Cole was born September 9, 2003 to Shane and Barbara (Rice) Struemke in New Richmond. He attended second grade at Starr Elementary. He enjoyed riding four wheeler, playing with his LEGOS, Poke’mon cards, riding his bike, and playing football at recess with his fellow classmates. He enjoyed spending time with has big sister Rebecca and with his grandparents. He enjoyed playing with his friends at school and at home. He always had a smile and enjoyed making people laugh. He was always willing to help others. Through the generosity of Cole others will live on. Cole is proceeded in death by his uncle, Jeffrey Rice; great-grandparents, Merlin (Grandpa Mud) and Bernadette Struemke, Walter and Leona Grant, Bessie and Herbert Hintzman, Algie and Elizabeth Rice. Cole is survived by his parents, Shane and Barbara; sister Rebecca Rice; grandparents, Jerry and Diane Struemke and Vilas and Deloris Rice; uncles and aunts, Tony (Jennifer) Struemke, Wanda Rice, Gary (Cindy) Rice, and Pam (Wayne) Sigsworth; cousins, Samantha and Parker Struemke, Erica, Kaitlyn, Hailey, and Jordan Rice, Aaron, Amanda, Tyler, and Kayloni Sigsworth; and many other aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. Funeral services were held on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church in New Richmond. Visitation was held from 4-8 p.m. on Sunday March 18, 2012 at First Lutheran Church and on Monday from 9:30-10:30a.m. Interment was in New Richmond Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Cole Struemke Memorial Scholarship Fund, c/o First National Community Bank P.O. Box 89 New Richmond, WI 54017. Arrangements are with Bakken- Young Funeral & Cremation Services Beebe Chapel of New Richmond.