Cochrane, Bill

Written by David Green.

Bill Cochrane, 91, of Morenci, Mich., died May 28, 2012, at the Fulton Manor in Wauseon, Ohio. 

He was born Aug. 2, 1920, in Onsted, Mich., the son of George and Winnifred (Ross) Cochrane.  On June 28, 1941, in Reading, Mich., he married Irene Aemisegger.  She preceded him in death Dec. 25, 2010.

Bill lived in the Morenci area since 1965, moving from Quincy. He farmed and also worked at Whiteford Valley Golf Course near Ottawa Lake, Mich.

He is survived by three daughters, Carol (and Larry) Clymer of Wauseon, Beverly (and Don) Zuvers of Morenci and Sharon (and Ernie) Hicks of Montpelier, Ohio; a son, Gary (and Tammy) Cochrane of Wauseon; a daughter-in-law, Cherie Cochrane;  15 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-granddaughter.

Besides his wife, Bill was preceded in death by a son, Robert; two brothers, Ross and Wilfred Cochrane; a granddaughter, Joie Lee Redlawski; and a great-great-granddaughter, Savannah Hicks.

Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 2, at Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci, with Rev. Jane Ream officiating.  Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci.  Visitation is scheduled from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Morenci Fire Department or to the Skelton Brothers Reward Fund.

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    on your mark, get set, drum!—Drew Joughin (black shirt), Maddox Joughin and Kaleea Braun took the front row last week when Angela Rettle and assistants led the Stair District Library Summer Reading Program kids in a session of cardio drumming. The sports and healthy living theme continued yesterday with a Mini Jamboree at Lake Hudson State Park arranged by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Next week’s program features the Flying Aces Frisbee show.
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