Richard Cottrell


ANTWERP -- Richard L. Cottrell, 85, Antwerp, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Community Memorial Hospital, Hicksville, Ohio.

He was born on December 15, 1927, in Paulding County, Ohio, the son of Lloyd and Madeline (Derck) Cottrell. He was a 1946 graduate of Antwerp High School. Richard served his country in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. He was a maintenance engineer at the VA Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He was a life member of the Antwerp VFW, the American Legion and the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, Antwerp.

Surviving Richard are a son, David Cottrell of Antwerp, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara Sziklay of New Albany, Indiana, S. Renee Cottrell of Hicksville, Ohio, and Lisa Cottrell of Stafford, Virginia; two grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Huss of Antwerp, Ohio, and Dorothy Diederich of Garrett, Indiana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Bill, Tom and Jay.

Per Richard's request, there will be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at Maumee Cemetery, Antwerp, on May 18, 2013, at 11 a.m. Handling arrangements is Smith & Brown Funeral Home, Hicksville.

Memorials in Richard's name may be made to Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church or the senior service center. Online condolences may be shared at

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