Funeral will be held Wednesday noon for Wendell Layton Cottrell, 85, former deputy secretary of state, businessman and lobbyist, who died Oct. 7, 1990, in a Salt Lake nursing home of complications from Parkinson's disease.

The rites will be held in Larkin Mortuary, 260 E. South Temple, where friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and one hour before services. Burial will be in the Salt Lake City Cemetery.He was born Dec. 23, 1904, in Salt Lake City, attended the University of Utah, served an LDS mission to Australia from 1925 to 1927 and operated Wendell's Emigration Market and other markets from 1928 to 1951. He was president of the Salt Lake Butchers and Grocers Association.

Mr. Cottrell was director of the Utah Grocers Association in the early 1940s and served as deputy secretary of state from 1953 to 1964. During the latter he was clerk of the Utah Board of Examiners. He was a member of the Utah House of Representatives from 1947 to 1948.

He was president of the Sugar House Lions Club, District 28T governor of the Lions and president and long-term board member of the Salt Lake Association for Retarded Citizens. (Please see obituary this page.)