Merton Dale Cota, Sr.
Sep 18, 1942 – Sep 22, 2017
Merton dedicated his life to serving the U.S. Government; spending 4 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, 18 years in the U.S. Air Force, and 24 years in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. He received numerous awards for his hard work throughout his long career. Recognized for his sense of duty, responsibility and organization, and respected by his peers, he retired on Dec. 30, 2016.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Leota Cota; brother, Gene Cota. A beloved father, he is survived by his children: Patricia Cota, Janine Mortensen (Chris) and Merton Cota, Jr. (Allison); grandchildren: Brandon, Ben, and Chloe Cota.
The family will receive friends Monday, Sept. 25th from 6pm to 8pm at the Bel Air Chapel, 12100 W. Center Rd., with VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm. GRAVESIDE SERVICE and Interment with military honors on Thursday, Sept. 28th at 2pm at Brodtville Cemetery, Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.
Memorials will be directed by the family.