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William E. Cochran

December 25, 1937 June 2, 2024
William E. Cochran
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Obituary for William E. Cochran

William E. (Bill) Cochran (86), passed away peacefully at his home on June 2, 2024. He was surrounded by family. He was married 67 years to his wife Beverly (Thompson) Cochran. He is also survived by 6 children, Margaret (Cochran) Hedrick (Lee), Judie (Cochran) Hall (Mike), Suzie (Cochran) Hise, Gayle (Cochran) Siewers (Scott), Darrel Cochran (Bonnie), Johnny Franklin (Amanda) and Eva Harris (a great granddaughter of whom they raised) and sisters; Pat (Cochran) Kramer, Karen (Cochran) Anderson. Bill had 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that he loved very much.


He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Maurice & Stella (Cat) Cochran, a brother; Dennis Cochran and nephew Jerry Kramer.


Bill was an over-the-road truck driver for more than 63 years and he was proud to say he never had a single accident. It was a job he loved. He worked for PTI (Petroleum Transport), Tussey Trucking and Carrie Brothers. After retiring he worked part-time as a valet at Good Samaritan Hospital (a job he also loved).

Bill was a veteran of the United States Navy from 1955 until 1959.


When not working, Bill enjoyed his family time, to include fishing with his son, sons-in-law, nephews and grandchildren and of course we can’t forget his love of going to the “Club” on Saturday afternoons.


Friends may call at Duesterberg-Fredrick funeral home on Thursday, June 6 th from 11:00am to1:00pm, with service at 1pm with Fr. Tony Ernst officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Memorial Park Cemetery. Gravesite military honors will be provided by the All-Weather Firing Squad. Memorial contributions can be made in his memory to the St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Duesterberg-Fredrick Funeral Home is honored to assist the Cochran family during their time of loss.



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Visitation

Thursday

6

Jun

11:00 AM 6/6/2024 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 6/6/2024 1:00:00 PM
Duesterberg-Fredrick

521 Vigo Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Duesterberg-Fredrick
521 Vigo Street Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

Funeral

Thursday

6

Jun

1:00 PM 6/6/2024 1:00:00 PM
Duesterberg-Fredrick

521 Vigo Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Duesterberg-Fredrick
521 Vigo Street Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

Willow Street
Vincennes, IN 47591

Willow Street Vincennes 47591 IN
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Hospital

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