Burial will be at the Graceland Cemetery with Military Honors by Theodore J. Martens VFW Post #1797. Memorials may be made in Glens name.
Glen Eldon Cottrell, the son of Dewey Vinton and Lola Berniece (Woods) Cottrell, was born on January 12, 1920, at Woodburn, Iowa. Glen entered eternal rest on March 10, 2008, at the Afton Care Center, Afton, Iowa, at the age of eighty-eight years, one month and twenty-eight days.
Glen married Wilma Grace Parker on January 14, 1939, at Osceola, Iowa. They have been married for sixty-nine years. Glen joined the United States Navy and served from May 4, 1944, until November 18, 1945 during World War II.
Glen farmed and raised livestock all of his life. Glen lived in Clarke and Union County most of his life. In 1950, Glen and Wilma moved to a farm northeast of Creston in Union County. Glen and Wilma moved to Creston in 1981. Glen was a longtime member and former Commander of the VFW Post.
Left to cherish Glens memory are his wife, Wilma Cottrell of Exira; his children: Norman (wife Nancy) Cottrell, Creston; Berniece Muhr, Audubon, IA; Janet (husband Larry) Pool, Des Moines, IA; Twelve Grandchildren; Twenty-three Great-Grandchildren; Two Step Great-Grandchildren; and one Great-Great Grandchild; his Brothers: Raymond (wife Darlene) Cottrell, Creston; Leland (wife Sandy) Cottrell, Rockford, IL; and Charles Cottrell, Rockford, IL; his sister: Lola (husband Phil) Sanson, Creston; his Sister-in-Law: Jayne Cottrell, Rockford, IL; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Preceding Glen in death were his parents; Three Brothers: Dewey Cottrell; Cecil Cottrell; and Wayne Cottrell; and his Son-in-Law: Francis Muhr, in 1982.