Royal Earl Cottrell, 82, Glenville

Published 1:44 pm Saturday, May 14, 2011

Private memorial services for Royal Earl Cottrell, age 82, of Glenville, will be held on Friday, May 20, 2011, at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery. To sign the guest book, go to

Earl died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Albert Lea Medical Center.

Royal Earl Cottrell was born on May 29, 1928, to Royal Earl and Mabel (Nelson) Cottrell in Albert Lea. He grew up and attended school in Glenville. On May 27, 1951, he was united in marriage to Inez James. Earl farmed in rural Glenville and also worked at Wilson & Co. and Farmstead. Earl enjoyed buying and selling horses and attending horse sales. He was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Glenville Senior Citizen Center and enjoyed playing whist there. In his younger days Earl enjoyed playing baseball, he was an avid Viking and Twins fan and enjoyed watching the games on television.

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Survivors include his wife, Inez; children, Jack (Cindy) Cottrell, Michael (Nancy) Cottrell and Patrick (Susan) Cottrell; grandchildren, Joshua Cottrell, Jessica Cottrell, Robert Cottrell, Marisa Cottrell and Dylan Cottrell; great-grandchild, Adam Lee Cottrell; and sister, Leila (Joy) Hendrickson

Earl was preceded in death his parents; in-laws, George and Ovidia James; and sister-in-law, Dorothy (Ervin) Jensen.

Memorials preferred to the Glenville Senior Citizens Center or the donor’s choice.