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William Edward Cogswell

1924 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
William Edward Cogswell Obituary

HILLSDALE - William Edward Cogswell, 91, of Hillsdale, passed away Monday, February 22, 2016 at Allegiance Health in Jackson surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 22, 1924 in Montpelier, Ohio to William and Zelma (Allion) Cogswell. Ed married Lois Brandeberry on June 8, 1947 and she survives. They celebrated 68 years of marriage.

Ed worked as a journeyman electrician and was a member of IBEW Union Local 8 in Toledo for 65 years. He served his country in the United States Navy during WWII in the South Pacific. Ed was a member of the Hillsdale American Legion and was proud and humbled to visit the WWII Memorial in Washington D.C. in 2010 thru the Honor Flight of Toledo, OH. He enjoyed attending auctions and spending time on his farm. Ed also had a sharp wit and loved spending time with family-especially making the little ones laugh.

In addition to his wife Lois, Ed is survived by three children, Dewane (Kathy) Cogswell of Commerce, Carolyn Cogswell and Brenda Cogswell of West Bloomfield; two grandchildren, Erin (Reynolds) Wolf and Christopher (Lisa) Cogswell; seven great grandchildren, Anniston, Landry, Patterson and Maris Wolf and Abigail, Jackson and Anna Cogswell as well as three brothers, Moris, Lyle and Lavern Cogswell.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Nancy Jo; four siblings, Mabel, Wayne, Lawrence, and Earl; and three half-brothers, Alonzo, Clair, and Leonard.

A memorial visitation for William "Ed" Cogswell will be Sunday, February 28, 2016 from 2:00-5:00 PM at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Interment will take place at a later date at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to a . To leave online condolences, please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 26, 2016
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