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.