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/