Virginia Helen Cotten
Wednesday, September 5, 1934
Date of Death:
Monday, September 9, 2019
85 years old
Virginia Helen Cotten
Virginia Helen Cotten, 85 of Rochester, passed away on September 9, 2019 at Fairview Care Center in Dodge Center, Minnesota.
Viriginia was born on September 5, 1934 in Kalmar Township, Olmsted County to William and Lucille (Hanson) Postier. After the death of her mother, her father Bill married Marie Swendson who helped raise Virginia and her sister Betty. Virginia was a graduate of Byron High School.
On August 4, 1956, Virginia married Darrell Earl Cotten. Together, they raised their family in Rochester, eventually moving to rural Kasson to be near family. In 1998, her husband Darrell passed away and Virginia eventually moved back to Rochester.
Virginia held various jobs at St. Marys and Rochester Methodist hospitals and Mayo Clinic before retiring in 1994. She made many friends throughout her working career.
Virginia is survived by two sons; Steve (Tammy) Cotten of Cook, MN and Mike Cotten of Mill Creek, WA; one daughter, Julie (Steve) Garcia of Dodge Center, MN; six grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren as well as a nephew, Dave (Londa) Johnson.
Virginia enjoyed following the Minnesota Twins, but she absolutely LOVED the Minnesota Vikings. She was up for almost anything, except eating Chinese food! She spent a great deal of time with her beloved Shar Pei dogs and enjoyed her time at the dog park.
Visitation for Virginia will be from 2:00pm – 4:00pm, Saturday, October 19, 2019 at Byron Funeral Home, with a Time of Remembrance beginning at 4:00pm. This gathering of friends and family also marks the twenty-first anniversary of her husband Darrell’s death. Virginia has been privately buried at Grandview Memorial Gardens in Rochester alongside Darrell.
Online condolences are welcome at www.byronfuneralhome.com.
The family of Virginia Helen Cotten has received the following condolences.
Virginia, have missed you and will miss you! I enjoyed taking care of you at Wellington! Prayers to your family!
Virginia was a good friend of mine and my dog Shelby at the Dog Park. I loved picking on her and she like doing the same. I will always remember her as a fun loving lady. Condolences to the family and God Bless Virginia.
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom. I used to work with her at Methodist and I thoroughly enjoyed her. She was such a nice and interesting person and I'm lucky to have known her. Godspeed Virginia, I'll always remember you with love. God's peace to your family.