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Rick Lynn Cotterman

October 29, 1949 ~ June 11, 2022 (age 72) 72 Years Old


Rick Lynn Cotterman, 72, of Bluffton, IN died at 3:45 AM Saturday, June 11, 2022 at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.  He was born October 29, 1949 in Van Wert, OH a son of William G. and JoAnn E. (Sharpe) Cotterman, both of whom are deceased.

He is survived by a daughter, Tracy (Kerry) Coyne of Bluffton, IN, two sons, William J. Cotterman of Van Wert Co. and Timothy D. Cotterman of Piqua, OH.  Also surviving are grandchildren: Ryan (Michaiah) Coyne, Kody Coyne, Cassie Coyne, Ellie Coyne, Paitten (Josh) Brown, Hailey Cotterman,Talon Cotterman, Chloe Cotterman.  He is also survived by two sisters; Billie (Sherwood) Smith Aurora, CO and Bobbie (Bill) Bollinger of Columbus, OH.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Kevin Cotterman.

He was a U S Army veteran and a member of Van Wert American Legion Post 178.

He worked for the former Aeroquip Corporation for many years and retired from Teleflex.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so from 10:AM until 1:00PM Saturday, August 6, 2022 at Brickner Funeral Home with services beginning at 1:00pm.  Burial in Scott Cemetery will follow services.

Military graveside services will be by the combined Honors Unit of American Legion Post 178 and VFW Post 5803.


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