Robert Lee Cottrell, 80, of Dubuque, Iowa passed away on Wednesday June 10th, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2020 at Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory, 2595 Rockdale Road. Burial will be in Dubuque Memorial Gardens with full military honors accorded by the Dubuque Marine Corps League. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A live stream of the funeral service will be on Leonard Funeral Home & Crematory's Facebook page.
He was born on July 12, 1939 in Durango, Iowa, the son of Raymond and Mary (Leslein) Cottrell. Bob was a US Navy veteran serving from 1959 to 1963 and was in the reserves until 1965.
Bob worked for John Deere in Dubuque for 32 years, retiring in 1996, and was a member of UAW Local 94. He was the family historian and an artist. He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Iowa Hawkeye fan and was a stockcar sponsor. He enjoyed going out to eat, playing softball, and bowling.
Bob is survived by his children, Rodrick (Teresa) Cottrell, Michelle (Tom) Kane, and Cindy Cottrell; his grandchildren, Kayla (Alex) Berre, Brandon Kane, and Brianna Hillyer; his brother Jerry (Judie) Cottrell, sister-in-law Phyllis Cottrell, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother Roger Cottrell.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Dubuque for all the wonderful care they provided to Bob.
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