Frederick Nelson Cotner

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Frederick Nelson Cotner, 88, of McEwensville, passed away Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019.
He was born Oct. 10, 1930, in Montour County, a son of the late Nelson and Rena (Crawford) Cotner. He married his loving wife of nearly six years, Joanne Cotner, on Sept. 28, 2013. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Lucille V. (Seidel) Cotner in 2010 after 58 years of marriage.

Fred graduated from the former Turbotville High School in 1948.
He was a truck driver for UPS, retiring after 23 years of service. He had also been a school bus driver and had other jobs, but was still a farmer at heart.
Fred and Joanne enjoyed spending winters in Cape Canaveral, Fla., and playing bingo and cards with friends. He was a loving and generous person, having donated regularly to his church and numerous charities.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, Turbotville.

In addition to his wife, Joanne, he is survived by three sons, Richard M. Cotner of South Carolina, Leslie J. Cotner of Northumberland, and Ronald T. Cotner and his wife Susan of Montgomery; four stepsons, George A. Raymond and his wife Charlene of Delaware, Bruce A. Raymond and his wife Ann of Maryland, John A. Raymond of Pennsylvania, and Kenneth A. Raymond of Maryland; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; one stepgreat-great-grandchild; and one sister, Barbara Minnick of Milton.
Preceding him in death besides his first wife were two sons, Gary L. Cotner on Dec. 24, 1991 and Scott W. Cotner on June 16, 2017; and one brother, Walter Cotner.
Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, at Brooks Funeral Home, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 10275 Route 44, Watsontown, with the Rev. Donald Snyder, his pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Twin Hills Memorial Park, Muncy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Fred's memory be made to either his church at P.O. Box 6, Turbotville, PA 17772 or one's own favorite charity.
Visit www.wfbrooksfuneralhome.com.
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