Jerry Dee Cotter, Grove resident, died at his home January 25, 2011 at the age of 75 years.  He was born April 12, 1935 in Pawnee, Oklahoma to his parents, Everet Dee and Glendola Marie (Hayes) Cotter.

Jerry graduated from Miami High School as a member of the Class of 1953 and joined the US Army. Jerry served his country starting in 1954 until his retirement in 1975.

He loved everything about cars, from working on them to driving them. Jerry was a history buff, who also enjoyed fishing, reading books, and spending time with friends.

Jerry is preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his sons, Joseph Dee Cotter and John William Cotter, both of La Crosse, Kansas, and his sister, Patricia (Cotter) True and her husband Ron of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

A memorial service celebrating Jerry’s life was held 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home Chapel in Grove. Dave Roberts be officiated. Private interment of Jerry’s cremains will follow. Military Honors will be provided.

Services are entrusted to Worley Luginbuel Funeral Home of Grove. 

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