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106 South Center
PO Box 192
Gardner, KS 66030
Phone: 913-856-7111
Fax: 913-884-7009
Charles

Charles "Mike" Michael Cottengim

Wednesday, March 7th, 1945 - Sunday, February 16th, 2020
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Charles “Mike” Michael Cottengim, 74, Overland Park, Kansas passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at K.U. Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Monday, February 24, 2020 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas 66083 (913-592-2244). A Celebration of Life will begin at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment with Military Honors will follow at Gardner Cemetery, Gardner, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301. Condolences may be left at www.brucefunerlhome.com

Mike was born March 7, 1945 in Parsons, Kansas to Clarence Burton and Pauline Henrietta (Larsen) Cottengim. He grew up in Parsons, Kansas and graduated from Parsons High School in 1963. He was a United States Navy veteran. He attended Johnson County Community College. Mike married Karen Scheunemann in Overland Park, Kansas on May 15, 1999. He worked as a manufacturing manager. Mike was a member of the Unity Church of Overland Park, Kansas. He and Karen enjoyed traveling and spending time with family and friends. Mike belonged to the Mid America Coca Cola Collectors Club and the Kansas City Woodworkers’ Guild. He will be truly missed by family and friends.

Mike was preceded in death by his parents and brother Larry Burton Cottengim. He is survived by his wife Karen of the home; daughter Traci (Jeff) Thoman, Chandler, Arizona; nephew Chuck Cottengim, Chanel, and nephews Nick and Jake, mother-in-law, Joy Scheunemann, brother and sister in law, David and Brenda Brewer and nephew Ryan Brewer, brother in law and sister in law, Ken and Lisa Irish, Tina Brewer, Jim and Pat Blanton, Aunts Maxine Gaiser and Carol Larsen, many cousins, the extended Lefmann family, the Scheunemann family in the US and Germany, many beloved friends.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Spring Hill
    Address
    712 South Webster
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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  • Service

    Monday, February 24th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Monday, February 24th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Bruce Funeral Home Spring Hill
    Address
    712 South Webster
    SPRING HILL, KS 66083
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  • Interment

    Location
    Gardner Cemetery
    Address
    300 South Poplar Street
    GARDNER, KS 66030
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Pamela

Posted at 09:44am
Dear Karen
While I met Mike only a few times, It was obvious he was kind, funny, and a generally a wonderful person. My sympathy to you and may your heart heal and leave only the beautiful memories.
Pam
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Pamela Moore

Posted at 08:28am
I pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
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Shari Ryker

Posted at 03:51pm
Dear Karen, as I look at the photographs of you & Mike together here, I smile and my heart warms. Mike was such a great guy, so kind, and that shared quality made the two of you so good together. Mike was very dear to me, he grew to be almost as dear to me as you are, my friend. He will be missed very much. Putnam Gang gatherings will not be the same without him. I thank him for his friendship. I also thank him for his service to me and to our country. Although the world has lost a wonderful person, Heaven has gained one great soul! You and your family have my heartfelt sympathy and remain in my thoughts & prayers. As I close with my condolences, I leave you with lyrics of Seasons of Love by Jonathan Larson from Rent...
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
Five hundred twenty-five thousand moments so dear
Five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, measure a year?
In daylights, in sunsets
In midnights, in cups of coffee
In inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife
In five hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes
How do you measure, a year in the life?
How about love?
How about love?
How about love?
Measure in love
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Vicki, Ron, Pat and Lance

Posted at 01:38pm
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
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Posted at 11:42am
Dear Karen, May this tree symbolize Mike's eternal life and all the goodness he brought to this world. With heartfelt condolences, Sue
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