Lee Hubert Cotton

Lee Hubert Cotton

Lee Hubert Cotton

Lee Hubert Cotton, age 93, of Wautoma, Wisconsin passed away Thursday, November 24, 2022 at Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wisconsin.

Lee was born October 10, 1929 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin to Hubert and Susan (Stillwell) Cotton. He grew up in Wautoma, Berlin and Appleton. Lee graduated from Appleton West in 1947 where he enjoyed competing in tennis. He joined the Air Force in 1950 during his career in the Air Force. Lee did tours of duty in Korea, Japan and Vietnam. During his career he managed maintenance on aircraft, including the F 86 jet. He later switched his career to weather. Lee retired from the Air Force as Master Sergeant in 1971. After his retirement from the Air Force, Lee returned to the Wautoma area where he married Joyce (Piskule) Cotton in 1977. He worked in the Wautoma area for Marks Brothers and Silverlake Sanitary District, amongst many others.

Lee enjoyed long walks, fly fishing, and traveling to Hawaii with family. He suffered a stroke in 2020 and resided at the veterans home at King Wisconsin until his death.

Lee was proceeded in death by his loving wife, Joyce Cotton . His parents, his brother, Richard Cotton, his sisters, Mary Gear, Ruth Trudell, and Carol Ruskin.

Lee is survived by Joyce Cotton’s daughters, Linda (Jerry) Dominik, Patricia (Steven) Johannes, Janet (Paul) Hesek, and Laura (Steven) Marks, 11 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

As per Lee’s wishes, there will be no services at this time, but a celebration of life will take place at a later date. He will be interred at the Cottonville cemetery in rural Adams County.

Memorials in Lees honor can be sent to the Humane Society of your choice.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit www.roseberrys.com for online condolences and further information

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  1. Mary Lee I. Klaus says:

    As a long time member of the Adams County Historical Society, I was involved with the celebration several years ago which honored the Cotton family who was buried at the cemetery at Cottonville in Adams County. It would be great to have an updated family history on the Cottons. Condolences to the family and my prayers have been with you all at this sad time.

  2. Jodi M Helgeson says:

    I don’t know Lee but I was glad to see he will be interred at the Cottonville Cemetery along with the other Cotton’s. I’m sure there is a history there and maybe the family will give the history to the local historical society.