Donald Cotner
Donald Cotner

Obituary of Donald Dwight Cotner

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Donald Dwight Cotner, 94, of Winamac, IN, passed away at 7:05 PM Friday, November 26, 2021 at St. Joseph Hospital in Plymouth, IN.  Don was born on April 5, 1927 at Pulaski, IN to the late Henry Chester and Ruth Ida Hare Cotner.  He was a Winamac High School graduate. Don was a farmer and former Water Superintendent for the Town of Winamac. He was a  member of the Pulaski County Pilots Association, Masonic Lodge 262 in Winamac and the American Legion Post 71 in Winamac.

On January 27, 1952, he married Eula Irene Degner at the Methodist Church in Winamac. Eula died October 4, 2015.

Don served in the US Navy during WWII.

Don enjoyed fishing trips to Wisconsin, farming and spending time with his family. He and Eula enjoyed motorcycle trips in their younger years.  He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell. He would give anyone in need the shirt off of his back.


He is survived by:

Steven (Mary) Cotner, Winamac, IN Son

Amy (Ato) Prado, Oxnard, CA  Daughter

Joshua (Alicia) Cotner  Grandson

Craig (Danielle)  Cotner  Grandson

Samantha  Cotner   Granddaughter

Jack Prado   Grandson

Mya Prado   Granddaughter

Austyn Cotner   Great Grandson

Caroline Cotner   Great Granddaughter

Rita Roberts, Crown Point, IN  Step-Sister


Preceded in death by

Henry Chester and Ruth Ida Hare Cotner  Parents

Eula Irene Degner Wife

Benjamin Thomas Cotner Grandson

Margaret Nitzschke    Sister

Robert Cotner   Brother


Cremation will take place.

Burial will be at Winamac Cemetery (Town Addition) in Winamac, IN.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Winamac Volunteer Fire Department.

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Cremation arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.




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