Louis W. “Big Lou” Cottone

Louis W. “Big Lou” Cottone

March 22, 1940 – April 20, 2020


Preceded in death by parents, S. A. “Fate” and Laura; brother, Robert Cottone; sister, Gloria Cottone; sister-in-law, Kathryn Cottone; and son-in-law, John Keck.  Survived by wife, Barbara Cottone; sons, Eric and Randy; daughter, Renae Keck; grandchildren: Ryan, Victoria and Aaron; brother, Anthony; sister, Sara Dietrich; many nieces and nephews.

VISITATION following CDC guidelines: Thursday, April 23rd from 4pm to 6pm, at the West Center Chapel followed by family VIGIL SERVICE at 6pm.  Family MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Friday, April 24, St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church.  INTERMENT: Calvary Cemetery.

To view our live cast of the Vigil Service, go to our website and click the View Live Cast button on our homepage or click the service link below. To view the Mass of Christian Burial, visit our website and click on the service link in the obituary of Louis any time after 2pm.

Service link: https://boxcast.tv/view/louis-w-cottone-489835



  • Tim O’Bryan Posted April 21, 2020 12:07 pm

    Condolences to the Family, I worked with Lou at the City of Omaha. I loved listening to his stories of when he was growing up. He was such an enjoyable guy to work with. He was one of my mentors.
    My prayers are with you and the family

  • Kevin Means Posted April 21, 2020 1:21 pm

    My prayers and thoughts from my family to yours..
    I also worked withBig Lue at the City of Omaha from 1990 tiI’ll his retirement.

  • Mark Suehl Posted April 21, 2020 11:31 pm

    I am so sorry to hear. My deepest condolences. Julie and I are thinking of you, Barb and family. Our prayers are with you.

  • Kelly Cattlett Posted April 22, 2020 1:53 pm

    For Eric and family…I am so sorry for the loss of your father. I am keeping you all close to my heart and in my thoughts. Much love, Kelly Gruhn Cattlett

  • Richard Latka Posted April 22, 2020 4:52 pm

    I grew up with Louis, he was one of my best friends. We had some great times together. He also was my Best man at my wedding in 1965. I will miss him.

  • Richard Latka Posted April 22, 2020 4:59 pm

    I grew up with Lou, he was my best friend. We had some great times together. He was my Best man at my wedding in 1965. Thoughts and prayers for his family. I will miss him.

  • Michael Aliano Posted April 22, 2020 7:23 pm

    Louie was a friendly and familiar face for those that attended St Frances Cabrini school. Louie was our janitor until he landed a job with the city. Louie was the best person you could ever meet. He also had some good brothers Bob and Tony. Rest In Peace Louie

  • Troy Staroscik Posted April 23, 2020 9:45 am

    I worked with Lou in his last couple of years at the City of Omaha. He was a pleasure to be around and a terrific person. He will be missed!!!
    My prayers are with all of your family.

  • Joe Cap (Chop) Posted April 23, 2020 12:03 pm

    We were friends in the 60’s hanging around up at the corner. I haven’t seen him since he came to Las Vegas to see me. So sorry to hear this.

  • Garry Gernandt Posted April 23, 2020 12:20 pm

    Lou was always ready to share a story or TWO and he sure was proud of his family. We lost touch in later years but he’ll always have special place in my heart. Go be with God, Sir.

  • Susan Miner Posted April 23, 2020 1:46 pm

    Rest in Peace Lou, I’m so thankful and blessed to be a part of this family and your life, thank you so much for welcoming me into your family with open arms. You treated me like a daughter and I am truly blessed to have been a part of you’re life for the last 9 years. My condolences to this wonderful family, love you guys.

  • Tom Glow Posted April 23, 2020 4:46 pm

    My condolences to you and the kids. Lou was great to work with and taught me a lot about the City of Omaha. My prayers are with you.

  • Lucy Marasco Posted April 24, 2020 10:22 am

    Lou was loved by many friends and will be greatly missed, he was such a nice guy, we will continue to pray for him . Sam and Lucy Marasco

  • Mary Johnson Posted April 24, 2020 5:52 pm

    I know that you have now achieved the peace and comfort you could not have on this side .
    Over the years you have suffered with illness, I am glad you are not suffering anymore .
    You will be missed .

  • Jim Cottone Posted April 27, 2020 3:41 pm

    Louie you now have external peace. We all mourn your passing and we will all miss you.

  • Joan Green Posted April 29, 2020 10:08 am

    Prayers to you and your whole family. I worked with Lou at the City of Omaha. I enjoyed working with him he taught me alot and made me laugh.

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