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James L. Cochran

February 17, 1945 ~ February 9, 2020 (age 74)

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James L.  "Jim" Cochran, 74, of LaFontaine, passed away at 5:57 a.m. on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at his residence.   He was born on February 17, 1945, in Hartford City, to the late Luther and Lorene (Edwards) Cochran.

Jim married Carol Dice on September 9, 1967.  He was a dairy farmer for 44 years and loved to milk cows. Jim attended many auctions and was an avid mushroom hunter.  Jim enjoyed going to Circle K in LaFontaine and hanging with the guys.  He also was a frequent visitor to Rolling Meadows nursing home and loved visiting with all the staff and residents.  

Jim was a member of the LaFontaine United Methodist Church in LaFontaine.  

Jim is survived by his wife Carol; two sons, Tony (Christie Harris) Cochran, of LaFontaine and Charles Cochran, of Austin, Texas; daughter, Zina (William) Thompson, of LaFontaine; three grandchildren, Megan Hawkins, Joe Partenheimer and Matt Cochran; two step-grandchildren, James Thompson and Suzi Sears; eleven great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.  

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Reverend Susan Shambaugh officiating.  Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.  

Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to Heart to Heart Hospice, 1385 N Baldwin Avenue, Marion, IN 46952.

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February 12, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940

Funeral Service
February 13, 2020

10:00 AM
McDonald Funeral Home
104 South Main Street
LaFontaine, IN 46940


Heart to Heart Hospice
1385 N Baldwin Avenue, Marion IN 46952
Tel: 1-765-677-0684

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