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Lowell Fred “Joe” Cogswell of Gaylord passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 01, 2017, at the age of 85.

Joe was born in Gaylord to George and Emma (Vannatter) Cogswell, on July 16, 1931.

At the age of 18, he married Ruby Pearl Sehl on December 3, 1949 in his hometown. They shared 67 years together. He worked for Standard Products for 43 years as a tool & die maker. In his spare time, Joe enjoyed the outdoors and loved to hunt, fish, camp, snowmobile, and travel. He also liked going to the casinos and putting together puzzles.

Joe is survived by his wife, Ruby; children, Linda (Terry) Spriggs of Marshall, Sherry (Jackie) West of Interlochen, Penny Coulter of Gaylord and Mike (Linda) Cogswell of Gaylord; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

He was preceded in death by his parents, George and Emma Cogswell; siblings Wallis, Ray, Paula, and Marion and grandson Jerry Lynn Sanders.

Services for Joe will be held Monday, March 6, 2017 at 11am at Nelson Funeral Home. Visitation will be on Sunday, March 5th from 2pm – 6pm, and on Monday March 6th from 10am until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family for future designation.

Visitation To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Service To Be Held At: Nelson Funeral Home & Cremation Service
Burial To Be Held At: Evergreen Hill Cemetery

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From: Erma O'Rourke
Gaylord, mi. 49735

Ruby and family, I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of Joe, He was a good man , easy to talk to and always ready with a smile. He will be missed, Just remember all the good times you have all had together it will help to ease the loss in the future. Erma O'Rourke.

From: Nels & Dorothy Jensen

Ruby and family, we were sorry to hear of Joe's passing. He was a good man and a good worker. May our loving Lord richly bless you at this time of sorrow.

From: Bill and Mary Ellen Tholl
Gaylord, Michigan

Dear Ruby and Family, Sorry to learn about Joe. Happy we had a good visit with you and Joe in the grocery store. We remember our fun trip to Florida many years ago, pleasant memories. Bill and Mary Ellen Tholl.

From: Pamela Weber-Gallup
Gaylord , MI

Dear Ruby, Mike, Penny and all the Cogswell family. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father and husband. My heart feels for your loss but know that he is at peace and waiting to see you all again! You will all be in my prayers.

From: Patricia Bordner
Gaylord, MI

Sorry to hear about Joe, love to Ruby, and all the family.

From: John, Renee, Nick (Lauren), Keith, and Sharon Patterson and Gagnon
Lansing and Howell , MI

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cogswell family. Joe was a great neighbor and friend. We will always remember his stories about Gaylord history and his experiences he used to share around the campfire or sitting on the porch looking at the lake. God Bless, Joe; you will never be gone from our hearts.

From: James & Pamella Bordner
Seattle, Washington

Ruby and entire family,our deepest regards,our thoughts will always be with all of you.