Norman Earl Cogil passed away on September 17, 2022. A viewing will take place at the Cedar Memorial Westside Chapel on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, from 4 to 6PM with a wake service at 6PM. A funeral Mass will be held at St. John XXIII on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Cedar Memorial funeral home is in charge of the arrangements.
Norm is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marge. They have six children, Christy of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mike of West Branch, Iowa, Linda (Sam) of Fairfax, Iowa, Tim (Jana) of Littleton, Colorado, Brian (Gail) of Gretna, Nebraska, and Craig (Roxanne) of Jamaica, Iowa plus, 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and his sister, Mona Baldwin of Paxton, Nebraska. Norm is preceded in death by his parents, Doris and Earl Cogil.
Norm grew up in Ogallala, Nebraska from where he graduated high school and married his sweetheart, Marge. After joining the FBI, they lived in Washington D.C. Anchorage, Alaska, and St. Louis, Missouri before returning to Nebraska to raise their family. After Norm’s stint with the FBI, he worked much of his life in the hardware and lumber business. He enjoyed traveling, adventures with his family, especially hiking the Colorado mountains. In addition, he was an avid volunteer within the communities where he lived including the last 14 years at Meth-Wick Deer Ridge.
The family wishes to thank the nurses, aides and staff at the Woodlands at Meth-Wick and Hospice of Mercy for their wonderful care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to any of the following: Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia, Kansas, Hospice of Mercy, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Epilepsy Foundation or Meth-Wick.