Kim A. Cogswell

Born: Wed., Dec. 18, 1968
Died: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018


2:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Tue., Oct. 16, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Oct. 17, 2018
Location: Montpelier - East Main St.

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A true gentle giant earned his wings on Friday October 12, 2018.  Kim was in a tragic accident on M99 and Camden Road North of Pioneer in Hillsdale County Michigan while driving for Powers & Sons, where he had worked for the last 24 years.  He started his driving career with Cogswell & Sons Milk Hauling and the family farming business.  His driving career led to many friendships, first through the family business and then with Powers.

Kim graduated from North Central High School and Four County Joint Vocational Center in 1987, where he took Ag Mechanics.  He was a member of the NCHS wrestling team and involved in FFA.  He showed hogs at the Williams County fair for several years through 4-H and FFA.  In his adult life, he was a proud member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Loyal Order of Moose.

Anyone who spent much time with Kim can think of many of his sayings that may not be appropriate in print here, but “Now I’m here to tell ya …” was one of his favorites.  Kim had many opinions which he wasn’t afraid to share, but even if you disagreed with him, he had a way to make you laugh.  He was such a large presence, in personality and stature, always full of love and sincerity.  If you can imagine Kim in your head, he would surely be wearing a short-sleeved, red plaid button-down shirt with (arguably) one too many buttons undone and possibly a pair of denim shorts with ‘mandals.’
Maybe because he was a big one himself, Kim loved kids.  He had a huge impact on the lives of his son, niece and nephews, and we can only imagine how great of a grandfather he would have been to little Tucker.  He was so excited this past week to show off pictures of his new grandson to everyone he talked to.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends, riding his motorcycle, driving his Jeep, being outdoors, and wrenching on whatever needed fixed (or he thought needed the Cogswell touch).  Kim had also recently begun travelling outside of northwest Ohio, including a trip to Jamaica in February where he proposed to his fiancé and soulmate, Nikki.  

Kim was born in Montpelier, Ohio to Leonard “Junior” and Marilyn (Seigel) Cogswell on December 18, 1968.  He would have celebrated the big 5-0 this year with one heck of a party, even though his birthday was on a Tuesday.

Kim is survived by his fiancé Nikki (Baden) Frantom and her 2 sons Garret and Heath; son, Tylor Cogswell (wife Melissa); newborn grandson, Tucker Alan Cogswell; brother, Alan Cogswell (Dawn); sisters, Cathy, Michelle and Monica Cogswell; niece, Reese Cogswell; nephews, Layne Cogswell, Trevor and Owen Zachrich, Kai Cogswell.  Kim was preceded in death by father, Junior Cogswell, in 1995; mother, Marilyn Cogswell, in 2006; paternal grandparents, Leonard “Bus” and Virginia Cogswell; maternal grandparents, Earl and Elizabeth Siegel.  

Visitation will be at the Thompson Funeral home on Main Street in Montpelier on Tuesday October 16 from 2 – 8 p.m.  The funeral will be Wednesday at Thompson’s at 11 a.m. followed by a graveside service at Floral Grove Cemetery in Pioneer.  There will be a luncheon afterward at the Moose Lodge in Montpelier.  

Memorials can be made to Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc., Northwest Fire & Rescue or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Steve La Londe Jr
   Posted Sat October 13, 2018
It is with great sadness hearing of Kim's passing condolences to his family & loved ones thru this ordeal may our thoughts and prayers bring comfort. He will be sadly missed but leaving fond memories,may you RIP my friend till we someday meet again. Passed not forgotten by any who knew you.

Belinda & Charles Campanella
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
Cogswell family

I"m so sorry for your loss you are in my prayers, Kim was a wonderful gentle giant. He will be missed but no one who knew him will ever forget his voice or his laughter.

Barbara Maggert
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
Sympathy to the family during this time. Kim was someone I had the privilege to call my brother. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Jon & Tina Jenkins
   Posted Sun October 14, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

B & H Industries
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Tylor and family, we are so sorry for your loss.

Laurie Lonabarger Gentit
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Sorry to hear about Kim. Prayers to the family.

Jim and Tanya Kelley
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
We are so sorry for your loss. Your family are in our thoughts an prayers. We are wishing you peace and comfort as you face the days ahead with loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

Ken Jacob
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Met Kim about 18 years ago when we went to the MIS NASCAR races with mutual friends and his son. He was an awesome guy to hang out with and couldn't have met a nicer person.

Michael Parson
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
My deepest sympathy to all of the family. May God bless and comfort you.

Jim and Kay Edwards
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Deepest sympathy to all of the family.

Randy Bernath
   Posted Mon October 15, 2018
Sorry for the loss of Kim may god be with the whole family they this time

Jerry and Anita Van Zile
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all through this difficult time and beyond!

Nete & Jerry.

Regina Faunce
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Pray to the family in the loss of a great man. Kim was one of a kind with always a smile.
Go rest high on that mountain you will be missed.

Leo Bernath
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Prayers for family and friends at this time of need... and hour....may a great man well known Rest in Peace......

James limbo cook
   Posted Tue October 16, 2018
Prayers to the Cogswell family and Nikki Kim was a great guy and will be missed

Andy and Tricia Beane
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
I'm so saddened by the news of your passing. I really enjoyed the times we spent together As great friends my condolences to the family. You were a great man

James and Kathleen Stark
   Posted Wed October 17, 2018
To the family of Kim Cogswell : You have my wife and my sympathy. We are very sorry for your loss. We will never forget him as being one of our milk haulers. May God bless. Jim and Kathy Stark

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