• "Matt and Karla, There are no words to express the grief..."
    - Dema Simeri
  • "Sorry to learn of the loss of your precious son, Jude. ..."
    - June Conner
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    - Annette Helm
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    - Elaine Siemers
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JUDE ALEXANDER COTTER, 6, of Lafayette, Ind., died Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013 at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis where he had been a patient the past week. He was born in Lafayette, Ind. Aug. 12, 2006, the son of Matthew C. and Karla A. Goodman Cotter. He attended St. Mary's Preschool, and was currently attending kindergarten at Hershey Elementary School. Jude played t-ball with the East-Tipp Summer Rec program; soccer at Faith Community Center; basketball and flag football at MacAlister Center; and attended YMCA Summer Camp. Jude enjoyed swimming and had recently taken ice skating lessons. He took classes at the Columbian Park Zoo; art classes; enjoyed taking trips to the library; playing video games, especially Beatles Rock Band and Mario and playing board games with his family. Surviving are his parents; brother, Kane; sister, Tessa Cotter; maternal grandparents, Terry and Nancy Goodman of Lafayette; paternal grandmother and step grandfather, Christine and Craig Itt of Ft. Wayne; paternal grandfather, Tom Cotter of Mishawauka, Ind; maternal great-grandmother, Doris Goodman of Lafayette, Ind; paternal great-grandmother Bernadette Cotter of Union City, Ind; his aunt and uncle, Melissa and Nick Hollar of Indianapolis, Ind.; and numerous great-uncles, great-aunts and cousins who loved him dearly. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral, with Fr. Jeff Martin officiating. Interment following in St. Boniface Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013 at St. Mary's Cathedral in Lafayette. Memorials to Riley Children's Hospital, 705 Riley Hospital Drive, Indianapolis, IN. 46202. Hahn-Groeber Funeral & Cremation Services, Lafayette, is caring for the family. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome .com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 8, 2013
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