Alan "Bud" Lee Cogswell, 75, of Hibbing, MN, passed away at his home on Monday, January, 29, 2024. He was born on June 16, 1948, in Lebanon, Indiana, to Donald and Janice (Swope) Cogswell. Bud grew up in Indiana and graduated from Clinton Central High School. Early in his life, he went to serve his country proudly as a US Marine aircraft mechanic in the Vietnam War and then worked for the Allison Gas Turbine Division building engines. Bud and his family moved to northern Minnesota in the mid 80's and he attended Range Technical College where he got his HVAC certification. Later on, he also helped teach the HVAC program at Hibbing Community College. He owned and operated Bud's Appliance Repair in Hibbing for years and continued to do work for others in the community. Throughout his life, Bud enjoyed summers at Crane Lake, Pelican Lake and Little Johnson Lake where he built his own cabin. He absolutely loved being outdoors fishing, hunting and trapping at any time of year. Bud also enjoyed playing bingo wherever he could, snowmobiling and spending time at his farmhouse on the Little Fork River in Cook, MN. He was a talented gardener who loved to grow potatoes and even had a strawberry farm on his land in Cook. Bud was a dog lover and had his best buddies, Skeeter and Gucci.
Bud is survived by children Alee (Alex) Cunningham and Justin Cogswell, siblings Rita Greenlee and Jeff Cogswell, grandkids Tanner, Wyatt, Shantay, Ashley, great granddaughter Saige, significant other of 28 years Lu and numerous cousins and nieces. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A celebration of life will be held later on.