Constance Eloise Cogger, 82, Southern Shores, NC passed away September 3, 2020. She was born on July 8, 1937 in the Hildreth, Minden, Nebraska area. Connie was the daughter of Reverend Henry Dumler and Elsie Margueritte Paulsen, sister to Kenneth Dumler, Martin Dumler, Corinne Weyhrich and Elsie Holtzen. She will be forever remembered by her older brother Richard Dumler; husband Bill Cogger; daughters Janine Macomber, Julie Robinson, and Caroline Francese and their spouses Paul, Rex and Tony; and five grandchildren, Kelcie Macomber, Emily Robinson, Ian (Will) Macomber, and Rocco Frances, whom she cherished. Being raised in Davenport, Nebraska, Connie attended the community High School. As an accomplished soprano singer and daughter of a Lutheran minister, she competed in local singing competitions and was a member of the church choir. Following high school, Connie attended Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Nebraska, Omaha. After graduating in 1960, she began working as a full time nurse in Denver, CO, Rome, NY and Arvada, CO. Connie took a break to raise her three daughters and then re-entered the work force as a Hospice Care nurse in Boca Raton, FL. She retired in 2002 and relocated to Southern Shores in the Outer Banks, NC. She was an active member at Grace Lutheran Church by the sea and was a member of the Outer Banks Choir. Connie was generous, funny, and beloved by her friends and family. Her compassion for those less fortunate was central to her beliefs and she was a fervent supporter of the Lutheran World Relief Fund charity. Her sense of humor, infectious laugh, and love of family created many unforgettable and precious memories, vacations and celebrations. Connie lived an amazing life and created a legacy to be proud of. Throughout a lengthy illness, and the challenges that come with aging, she maintained her wry sense of humor and knowing smile up until her parting. Her family takes comfort in knowing she is whole again and with loved ones who went before her as well as her Lord and Savior who were central to her life.
Following Connie’s passing, a well attended Memorial service was held September 6, 2020 at Grace Lutheran Church, Southern Shores, NC. A Memorial service for Connie in Davenport will be held 10:00 am Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Christ Lutheran Church with Pastor Beth Reinger officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Davenport City Cemetery. Memorials in lieu of flowers may be made to the Lutheran World Relief at, lwr.org.
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