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Richard "Dick" Cota, Sr.

Dick Cota, Sr., age 87, of Sioux Falls, passed away Wednesday December 30, 2015 at the Avera Heart Hospital. Mass of Christian burial will be said at 10:00 am Saturday, January 2, 2016 at Christ the King Catholic Church, with burial at St. Michael Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Sioux falls Catholic Schools or Christ the King Parish.

Dick Cota, Sr. son of Earl Sr. and Carrie (Hendrickson) Cota, was born August 24, 1928 in Graceville, MN. He attended grade school and high school in Morris, MN, and later St. Cloud Cathedral High in St. Cloud, MN. It was in St. Cloud where he met and married his high school sweetheart, Elizabeth "Betty" Thielman on May 7, 1949.

Dick spent his career as a sales representative. He worked with William's Hardware Co. of Minneapolis and then 26 years with Bankers Systems Inc. of St. Cloud. He retired in 1988 to enjoy family and golf.

He was a member of Christ the King Catholic Church, a 20-year member of the Elks Club 262 and a longtime member of the Elmwood Golf Course.

Grateful for having shared his life are his wife, Betty, his children, Richard Jr. (Denise), David (Judy), Daniel (Ronda), Dale (Joan), Steven (Terri), Mike (Deb), John (Lynn), and Beth (Dr. Karl) Kosse; 14 grandchildren, and 14 2/3 great grandchildren; his brother Dennis (Suzie) Cota, and his sister in-law Margaret Cota.

His parents and brother Earl Jr. preceded him in death.

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Published in The Argus Leader from Jan. 1 to Jan. 2, 2016
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