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Estel "Stretch" Cottrell

d. October 10, 2014

Estel "Stretch" Cottrell

Estel "Stretch" Cottrell, 88, of Antwerp passed away at home on Friday, October 10, 2014.

Stretch was born in Antwerp on May 17, 1926, a son of the late Florence and Edwin  Cottrell.

He served in the U.S. Navy in WW II and worked for the Ohio Department of Health.

Stretch was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Antwerp VFW Post 5087; American Legion Post 253 & Hicksville Masonic Lodge 478.  He was a 3 term Mayor of Antwerp, served as Carryall Township Clerk for 16 years & chaired Antwerp Days twice. Stretch loved to fish and planted numerous trees throughout the community.

On April 27, 1984 Stretch married Karen Bigelow.

He will be sadly missed by his wife, Karen; children, Tonya Cottrell, Tammy (Scott), Berenyi,  Kevin all of Antwerp, Debra (Gary) Norton of Bonita Springs, FL & Kim (Tim) Gibson of Hicksville; siblings, Kathryn Killian of East Lansing, MI, Harriett Landwerlen of Rome, GA,  Harry (Marianne) & Bob (Cathy) both of Antwerp, Linda (Rex) Hurni & Betty (Kenton) Stairhime both of Hicksville; 14 grandchildren & 14 great grandchildren.

His son, Marty & brother, Ivan, have passed away.

Viewing is at Dooley Funeral Home, Antwerp on Tuesday, 2-4 & 6-7:30 pm, with Masonic Rites at 7:30 pm.

His funeral service  at Grace United Methodist Church, 121 W High St, Hicksville, Ohio at 11 am on Wednesday, Oct. 15th, with viewing one hour prior.

He will be laid to rest at Maumee Cemetery, with military honors.

Memorials are to the church.

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Past Services


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

6:00 - 7:30 pm (Eastern time)

Grace United Methodist Church

121 W High St, Hicksville, OH 43526

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

Rose Hill Church of God

17965 Rd 138, Paulding, OH 45879

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