ROYALTON -- Kathryn Cottew, 88, formerly of Royalton, died Thursday, June 7, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd.
She was born May 17, 1913, in Fairmont to Martin and Anna (Glowe) Eckmann. She married Denzil Cottew on Sept. 26, 1937, in Esterville, Iowa. They moved to the Pine River area in 1969. He died on Sept. 18, 1990.
Survivors include five sons, Larry Cottew, Pine River, James Cottew, Crystal, Jerry Cottew, Rogers, Ronald Cottew, North Minneapolis, and DuWayne Cottew, Sauk Rapids; four daughters, Arlyce Stich, Rice, Vonna Kay Boser, Pierz, Vivian Timmermans, Forest Lake, and LaVette Janssen, Cold Spring; 34 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandchild.
Her husband, a daughter, Barbara, two grandsons, 10 brothers and two sisters, died earlier.
Services were today at Brenny Funeral Home in Royalton with Pastor Carl Larson officiating. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery in Royalton. Arrangements are with Brenny Funeral Home in Royalton.
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