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Ermal Dean CottengaimPassing: February 28, 2023


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Chastain Funeral Home

Friday, March 3rd @ 3:00pm-5:00pm


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MITCHELL – Ermal Dean Cottengaim, 77, passed away Tuesday, February 28, 2023, at Baptist Health Floyd Hospital.

Born December 19, 1945, in Mitchell, he was the son of Jasper and Agnew (Bex) Cottengaim.  He married Patricia Cook in May of 1983.

He worked for CSX Transportation for 34 years repairing rail road tracks before retiring.

Survivors include his wife, Patricia Cottengaim of Mitchell; children, Wesley Cottengaim of Huron, Daniel Cottengaim of Mitchell, Tina (John) Middendorf of Guilford, and Deann Mallory of Edinburgh; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Irene T. Cottengaim of Mitchell.

His parents and siblings, Glen Cottengaim, David Cottengaim, Donald Cottengaim, Menlo Cottengaim, and Flossie Dryer, preceded him in death.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 3 in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center. Cremation to follow.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.chastainfuneralhome.com

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5 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Mary Edmonson poole | Mitchell
    Date: March 8, 2023
    Dean I will miss you terribly you were a great friend and neighbor ❤
  2. Guest: Jim and Sharon Nash | Mitchell, Indiana
    Date: March 5, 2023
    Dear Cottengain Family: Prayers and condolences to your family in the passing of Mr. Cottengain. My husband thought of him as his very good friend. Jim and Sharon Nash
  3. Guest: Cherie edwards | Sellersburg
    Date: March 2, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Dean was a good man. Glad we got to visit him before he passed.
  4. Guest: Cheryl Middleton | Mitchell Indiana
    Date: March 2, 2023
    Daniel and wes and family I'm sorry for your loss .your dad was a good man and will be missed I loved to talk to him whenever I saw him.your friend Cheryl Middleton
  5. Guest: Brenda Mckain | Brownstown, Ind
    Date: March 1, 2023
    All volunteers of LAWRENCE COUNTY CANCER PATIENT SERVICES are so sorry for your loss.