Franklin E. Cotterman

1951 - 2020

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Franklin E. Cotterman, 68, of Bowling Green, passed away at 6:50 p.m., Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Waterville Health Care. He was born on December 20, 1951, in Wood County to the late Carl K. and Dorothy (Rickard) Cotterman. Frank is survived by Kelley Cotterman of Cygnet; his son, Wesley (Halie) Cotterman of Columbus; daughters: Shawn Nickols of Bowling Green, LeAmber "Ricki" Zimmerman of Cygnet and Ashleigh Hernandez of Cygnet; brothers: Carl (Sue) Cotterman of North Baltimore, Jerry (Barb) Cotterman of Colorado and Tom (Beverly) Cotterman of Indian Lake; sister, Helen (Mike) Heinze of Swanton, OH; sister-in-law, Cheryl Cotterman of North Baltimore; grandchildren: Dakota Nickols, Garrett Wright, Jameson Young, Haydynn Young, Avery Wright and Roman Hernandez; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Cotterman, Sr.; sisters: Judy Butler, Margaret Bean and Connie Rosenboom. Frank was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He retired from American Lincoln in Bowling Green. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, September 12, 2020, at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Burial will be in Jerry City Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539. Visitation will be held Friday September 11, 2020 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., at SMITH-CRATES FUNERAL HOME, North Baltimore. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be expressed at

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872
    Friday, September 11th 2020 11:00 am -1:00 pm
    Friday, September 11th 2020 6:00 - 8:00 pm

  • Funeral Service:

    Saturday, September 12th 2020 - 10:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Smith-Crates Funeral Home [Map]
    515 N. Main St
    North Baltimore, Ohio 45872

  • Final Resting Place:

    Jerry City Cemetery [Map]

    Portage Twp., Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Donor's Choice


  • Instructions:

    Full military rites will be conducted by the North Baltimore American Legion Post 539.

Condolences For Franklin E. Cotterman

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Date :Wednesday, September 9th 2020
Sending out my sincerest condolences to the entire family. May God wrap His loving arms around each of you and bless you with the peace that surpasses all understanding. God Bless You All

To : Frank family
Date :Wednesday, September 9th 2020
From : Norma walker
So sorry for your loss

To : Frank Cotterman Family
Date :Thursday, September 10th 2020
From : Dorothy Cooper Ramsey
Condolences to Frank's family. Had good times growing up, he was a good friend. We saw each other occasionally over the years, but haven't had contact recently. He was a good man.