Vickie Cotton

Vickie Cotton


May 2, 1982 - February 28, 2024


Vickie Cotton, 41, of Mitchell, SD, formerly of Watertown, SD, passed away Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Thursday, March 7, at New Life Church in Watertown, SD.

Vickie was born May 2, 1982 to Arnette Lavonne Cotton. She lived her grade school years in Ortley and Waubay SD, attending school at Waubay Elementary. Vickie attended some High School in Watertown SD.

Vickie had her first child, Randy James, in 1996. In Early 2000’s, she met James Fuerhelm who she married and together had three children, Cassie Dawn, JJ, and Amy. Vickie and James later separated, and was then with her longtime boyfriend Wesley Kelly, they have three children together Ashley, Slayter, and Dillon.

Vickie had some disabilities, she did not work outside the home but was a loving stay at home mom. Vickie and Wes spent time together bowling, fishing, going to tractor pulls and mud races. They spent time with family and friends. She and Wes would take kids to carnivals and fairs in their area. They attended Easter egg hunts and light parades with their children. Vickie enjoyed coming together on holidays to spend time with family. She always looked forward to camping trips with her family during the summer.

Her surviving family consists of her children: Randy of Watertown, Cassie, JJ, and Amy all of Oregon, Ashley, Slaytor, and Dillon all of Mitchell; longtime partner, Wesley Kelly of Mitchell; three sisters, Colleen Vazquez of Sioux City, IA, Cindy Cotton (Oliver Armentrout) of Sioux Falls, and Kathy Tesch of Watertown; two aunts, Bonnie Cotton and Shirley (Fred) Wittrock all of Watertown; uncle, Roger (Carol) Cotton of Ortley, SD; seven nephews: Alex Cotton, Seth Thennis, Christian Thennis, Isaiah Thennis, Curtis Thennis, Jayden Mace, and Storm Armentrout; niece, Alysia Vazquez; three great-nieces, Ephiphany, Raini, and Scarlette; three great-nephews, Ryker, Asher, and Braedon; and cousins: Becky Cotton, Tina (Nate) Deyoung, Valerie Cotton, Brandon Cotton, Casey Cotton, Jr Phyle, Kay Clark, and Misty Clark.

Vickie was preceded in death by her mother, Arnette Ritzema (Cotton); uncles, Ed Cotton and James; grandparents, Raymond Cotton, Donna Cotton, and Barb Cotton; and cousin, Brandy Cotton.

Rest in Peace Vixxy.


Thursday, March 7, 2024
2:00 PM
New Life Church
1530 SD-20
Watertown, SD 57201

Posted by Dave Strohmayer-Rural Office of Community Services on March 15, 2024
Our deepest sympathy to the family for your loss.
Posted by Auntie Shirley and uncle Freddie on March 7, 2024
Words can't express how I feel it still doesn't seem real I just keep thinking its a dream love and miss you so very much save us a spot up there hugs and much love always and forever RIP VICKIE
Posted by Audrey west on March 6, 2024
Sorry for your loss hope you all the prayers ands love for all in future.
Posted by MAY GIBSON on March 6, 2024
Posted by Katey Peschl on March 6, 2024
Sissy I love you so very much we may not always got along but I will NEVER forget you. You helped me through so much stuff I will always be grateful for you love you always and forever RIP SISSY
Posted by Kristina binder on March 6, 2024
Hey sis I love you so so much it’s gona be so hard to go on with out you baby love but I have to cuz that’s what you want me to do but love ya sissy gona miss you
Posted by Tiffany on March 6, 2024
Rip my sissy Vickie cotton I will miss you
Posted by Becky fortneyb on March 6, 2024
Rest in peace vickie u will be missed by alot of friends and family even though you are not with us anymore from just saying hi on driving by orat the store even at dollar tree so many years and things have happened and changed you always found time to stop and ask either becky and I how we and our family is doing our last moment together you stopped and helped us get our car unstuck when nobody else would and gave me a huge hug after little did I or anyone know that it was going to be the last time seeing you lots of people have come together to help Wes get the house up to par so your kids will be with their dad that man truly loves you through everything more than you ever can imagine your friends be becky and David take it easy on everyone in heaven
Posted by Austin vobr on March 4, 2024
Rest in peace u will be missed by many gone to soon
Posted by Anthony Kelly on March 3, 2024
R.I .P We will never for get u cuz. I will miss all the memories us together .
Posted by Gary and Kristy Vobr and family on March 2, 2024
I'm so sorry that you passed away Vickie Cotton I'm still shocked that you left us behind went to heaven too soon!!! We miss you so much it's not the same without you Vickie Cotton 😭😭😭😭 it's heartbroken πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’”πŸ’” leaving your kids and familys and friends behind on the earth 🌎🌍 !!! Fly πŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈπŸ•ŠοΈ high Vickie Cotton!!! My thoughts and prayers are with her family and her kids right now!!! Rip Vickie Cotton πŸ˜­πŸ˜­πŸ’”πŸ’”!!! Sending prayers to her family's πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™ miss you so much!!!
Posted by Michelle Nuss on March 2, 2024
Dear Family of Vickie Cotton,
I send you my deepest sympathy. I hope it helps to hear God has Vickie safely wrapped up in His arms. She and the Lord love you. They wait for you in Heaven until your time.
Kids - Trust God as your eternal Father.
Posted by Victoria Herron on March 2, 2024
Hey rest in peace my daughter you will be missed very much
Posted by Tammy Wescott on March 2, 2024
I'm So Sorry to hear that you are no longer
with this 🌎 Earth and that you Are in the
Clouds with Heaven. You'll be missed
From Friends and Family.
Posted by Tammy Smith on March 1, 2024
R.I.P. my friend you will be missed. You and I have a lot of memories together I remember every morning you always came to my house and picked me up and we would hangout and do things together. You and I and Kristina were unseparable there was no coming between us at all that’s why we were always called the three amigos. I just can’t believe that you’re gone I’m just lost without you. I wish that you were still on this earth because if it wasn’t for you saving me when I had my bad seizure in your trailer I probably wouldn’t be here at all. 😭
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