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Richard Cottrell (1939-2019)


Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 11/26/2019 at 11:23:39

Richard ‘Dick’ Lynn Cottrell, 80, of Dubuque, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019 at the Hawkeye Care Center in Asbury.

Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM, Monday, November 25, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 3860 Asbury Rd. The Funeral Service for Dick will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, November 26, 2019, at Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home & Cremation Service with Pastor Chris English officiating. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery in Dubuque.

Dick was born May 1, 1939, in Dubuque, the son of Lynn W. and Maxine J. (Patters) Cottrell. On March 17, 1984, he married Juanita Weis at Third Presbyterian Church in Dubuque.

He was employed as a machine operator at John Deere Dubuque Works for 34 years.

He was a member of Grace Point Church. He also belonged to the Dubuque Boat Club, NRA Endowment, U.A.W. retirees, Dubuque Rifle and Pistol Club, Potosi and Cassville Gun Clubs, and Izaak Walton League in Dubuque.

Dick enjoyed travel and cruises; he & Juanita visited Alaska, Hawaii, Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, and Egypt. He also transited the Panama Canal and visited many other ports. They also enjoyed traveling in their RV and many fishing trips together. Dick was an avid and accomplished trap shooter.

Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Juanita; two sons, Jeffrey Cottrell of Maplewood, MN, and Steven (Angela) Cottrell of Bocas del Toro, Panama, one daughter, Theresa (Michael) Ruud of East Bethel, MN; seven grandchildren, Kahla Ruud, Jamie (Anthony) Linder, Robert (Scarlett) Ruud, Connor Cottrell, Wesley (Camila) Cottrell, Hunter Cottrell, Riese Cottrell; three great grandsons, Mason, Keiran and Ronan; one brother, Dennis (Cindy) Cottrell of Dubuque, and one sister, Sharon (Nick) Richter of East Moline, IL. Along with many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Special thanks to Hawkeye Care Center and Hospice of Dubuque.

A photo tribute can be viewed and condolences can be sent to the family by visiting Dick’s obituary at www.hskfhcares.com.


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