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Jutta Emma Cogswell

04/21/1940 - 04/09/2022

On April 9, 2022, a beautiful soul left us; Jutta Emma Cogswell (Kaehler), 81, passed away in her home early Saturday morning in Mesa, Arizona.  Jutta was born in Kiel, Schleswig Holstein, Germany in 1940 to Heinrich Kaehler and Elly Kaehler (Fanger).

In 1957 she met a young soldier in Germany named Richard Cogswell.  Even though they could hardly communicate, they fell in love and married in Germany in 1958 and shared 39 years together.  They had their first of two children, son Scott Cogswell was born in 1960, in Heidelberg, Germany.  Not long after they moved to the United States.   In 1969, they finally settled in Mesa, Arizona and their second child, Karen Cogswell was born in 1970.

Jutta led a happy, very active life.  She was a homemaker and mother.  She had numerous friends and was such a fun loving, generous and extremely kind person.  Before her illness slowed her down a bit, she enjoyed roller skating, shopping, traveling up to Northern Arizona, working in her yard and spending time with her many family members and friends.  However, her favorite activity was dancing.

Jutta is proceeded in death by her husband Richard, her parents Heinrich and Elly, her sister Ursula Schmidt (Kaehler) and her longtime companion Leonard Joiner.  Jutta is survived by brother Jens Kaehler of Rendsburg, Germany, son Scott Cogswell and daughter-in-law Donna Cogswell (Perkins) of Mesa, AZ.  Daughter Karen Cogswell of Phoenix, AZ, granddaughter Tammy Daughtry (Coombs) and husband Sean Daughtry and great-grandchildren Ian, Hunter, Trinity, Jai and Jakob of Apache Junction, AZ, grandson Christopher Cogswell and wife Kayla Cogswell (Fivecoat) and great-grandchildren Tyler, Penelope and Spencer of Queen Creek, AZ.  And, of course, the many brothers-in law, sisters-in law, nieces, nephews, cousins and especially, her very good friends.   And finally, her beloved dog Max.

There will be no services.  In lieu of sending flowers, we ask that you kindly donate to the ASPCA:  https://www.aspca.org/


  • My deepest condolences to the family RIP my friend!🙏🙏🙏

  • Karen Cogswell

    Mom, I will miss you dearly. You were my best friend. What will I do without you?

  • Brenda Laskoskie

    In loving memory of Jutta Cogswell. A free and warm spirit that we will miss dearly. We love you and send our heartfelt sympathies to your family.

  • Brenda Laskoskie

    In loving memory of Jutta Cogswell. We will miss your warm and bright smile. Rest In Peace, we will all miss you. Our love and prayers to your family.

  • Corinna Grochowina

    Auch die Familie hier in Deutschland ist sehr traurig, über den Verlust unserer Tante und Schwester. Wir sprechen viel über die Besuche von Jutta und Karen hier bei uns. Was war es für eine wunderbare Zeit. Wir sind dankbar für die gemeinsamen Erlebnisse und trauern mit der ganzen Familie.

  • Dear Cogswell Family,
    We send you our deepest sympathy. Even though I only saw Jutta a few times and was still a child at that time, there was and still is an inseparable, invisible bond between us. Jutta was always a shining star for me and will remain so. My great aunt from America. Especially in the last few years there was always a very dear exchange with my mother and via social media. I very much regret never having made it to Arizona to visit you there. My wife Pia and I send you much strength in this difficult time. We feel with all the bereaved and share your grief.

    With family greetings from Berlin,
    Hauke and Pia Schmidt

  • Jutta was a dear friend and neighbor of 31 years. I spent many hours with her just talking. I figured out how to make Rotkol (German cabbage) the way her mom made it! I used to make all kinds of German food for her and always made sure she had homemade buttermilk bread. She was also friends with my mom. When my mom passed I gave Jutta one of my moms Christmas tree ornaments, small mercury glass as well as a box of German incense from Germany. I will miss you so much Jutta until I see you again. Rest in peace now!💝😪

  • Chris Cogswell

    She was the best person i ever knew, not sure my heart will ever mend from her loss, she was a beautiful soul and loved with her entire being, the world did not deserve her and it is a much smaller place without her in it. I will miss you forever grandma.

  • Shawn and Tina Meyer

    Jutta was such a loving and generous person. We loved spending time with her and hearing all her stories. She loved life but most of all she loved her family. We are blessed to have known her and will treasure the memories we made with her while living in Arizona. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

  • Glen & Danette Cogswell

    Deepest condolences to the family 💐💐. We will always remember Aunt Jutta with her beautiful smile & kind heart. 💕💕💕

  • Aunt Jutta was full of life! Always joking and laughing, she had a wonderful smile. Loved visiting with her and she telling me about her birds when I was little. You will be missed, love you always.

  • Aunt Jutta was such a pleasure to be with, very bright and always upbeat with so many interests, and truly full of life. She definitely experienced life with a passion, and we all loved her. I will always think of her as a bright shining star. My deepest condolences to Karen,, Scott, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I know you must be devastated to loose such a kind and loving mother and grandmother.

  • Steven Jaskulski

    I am very saddened to hear about Jutta’s passing. We lived on the same street in the 1970’s. I became very good friends with her son Scott and we went to junior high school together. We also went to Mesa High school and graduated together in 1978. I remember Jutta as a very warm and caring person who loved family and friends dearly. Her husband Richard was a hard working quiet man and cared deeply for his family. Our hearts and prayers go out to the whole Cogswell family during this difficult time. I have many great memories of Jutta and feel fortunate to have known her and the family.

  • Miss you so much!

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