On Saturday, hundreds gathered at the Menard Sports Center to say farewell to former City of Wasilla Mayor Bert Cottle, who passed away in October.

Family, friends, peers, and members of the community who may not have personally known Cottle, but knew what he did and what he meant to Wasilla, Valdez, and the state of Alaska, all came to pay their respects to the Cottle family shared stories and recollections of a life well lived.

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