Louis “Ed” Cottle, of Wentzville, passed away on June 12, 2022 at the age of 86. He graduated from Troy Buchanan High School. After graduating from high school he attended the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance, then he served in the U.S. Army from 1956-1964.
Ed is survived by his wife Sandra Cottle (Stapp); his children, Stephen (Christy) Cottle of Colorado Springs, CO, Lynda (Michael) Collins of St. Peters, MO; four grandchildren, Joshua Cottle, Kristin (Alex) Heideman, Jacob (Miranda) Cottle, Brittni (Joseph) Collins; and brother Robert “Monte” (Geneva) Cottle. He is preceded in death by his father, William A. Cottle; mother, Lucy Cottle nee Woolfolk; brother William “Billy” Cottle; sisters Betty Aydelott and Margie Littrell.
Louis, known to his family and friends as “Ed”, was a member of the Wentzville United Methodist Church. He was a quiet man of few words, but to those who knew him he lived and served with a big heart. As an active member of the Wentzville community, he served for many years as Executive Vice President of Wentzville State Bank (now Commerce Bank), and after retirement worked at Progress Park. He was active in Rotary Club, St. Charles County Youth Fair Board, Wentzville School Board and a founding member of the St. Charles County Economic & Development Board.
Passionate about his family, he was happiest when around his children and grandchildren. He also enjoyed traveling with Sandy and his family, and was an avid Mizzou and St. Louis Cardinal fan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (www.parkinson.org) in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385.