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Dalton R. Cottrell

1997 - 2019
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Dalton R. Cottrell

Urbandale - Dalton R. Cottrell, age 22 of Urbandale, Iowa and formerly of Malcom, Iowa, died on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019 in the gymnasium of the BGM High School in Brooklyn with Pastor Craig Johnson, Pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell, officiating. Interment will be at Hazelwood Cemetery in Grinnell. A reception will follow at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, August 9th at the Smith Funeral Home in Grinnell. Dalton's family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Dalton Cottrell Memorial Fund, to create a scholarship fund in Dalton's name. Memorials may be mailed in care of the Smith Funeral Home, PO Box 368, Grinnell, Iowa 50112. Memories and condolences may be shared with Dalton's family online at

Dalton Rae Cottrell was born the son of Douglas Wayne Cottrell and Wendy Rae (Wakeley) Cottrell on July 25, 1997 in Grinnell, Iowa. He was raised in Malcom, Iowa and graduated from Brooklyn-Guernsey-Malcom High School in Brooklyn with the class of 2016. Dalton had worked at Fareway grocery store in Grinnell while attending high school and at Fareway in Ankeny during his college years.

Dalton began attending Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa in the fall of 2016. He was a faithful servant of the Lord and spent much of his time reading the Bible, practicing his faith, and spreading the word of the Lord. He was a Pastoral Training major and junior class representative for the Student Association at Faith Baptist Bible College. It was at Faith Baptist Bible College he met the love of his life, Cheyenne Pernice-Hedrick. The couple was united in marriage on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Eagle Heights Baptist Church in Kansas City, Missouri and traveled to St. Augustine, Florida for their honeymoon.

Dalton's enjoyments were being with family and friends, reading the Bible, fishing, playing basketball, cooking, and was famous for his cheesecakes. He will be remembered for his humor, for helping those in need, for always putting others first before himself, for his passionate and strong faith, and for the love of his family, wife, and the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Dalton is survived by his wife, Cheyenne Cottrell of Urbandale, Iowa; parents, Doug and Wendy Cottrell of Malcom, Iowa; sister, Paige Cottrell of Malcom; maternal grandmother, Judy Wakeley of Malcom, Iowa; paternal grandmother, Marie Caillouette of Brooklyn; paternal grandfather, Dave Cottrell of Chariton, Iowa; uncle, Scott (Carrie) Cottrell of Brooklyn; aunts, Tammy Wakeley of Malcom, Jeannie Cottrell of Newton, Iowa, Amy (Lance Schaefer) Hall of Guernsey, Iowa; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. Dalton was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Joe Caillouette in 2014; maternal grandfather, Charles Wakeley in 2016.
Published in Des Moines Register from Aug. 7 to Aug. 14, 2019
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