Mr Cottingham was born in Austin, Minnesota; a son of Chester & Olive Cottingham. He was a repair technician who's family moved to Casa Grande from Mesa in 2002. he loved to tinker in the garage and work on his car and motorhome. His constant companion right up until his death was his dog "Zoey". He spent a lot of time with his grandson Tyler, in Casa Grande. He was loved by his family and he will be dearly missed. He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Mary, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Private services were held in Minnesota.