James L. "Jim" Cochran, 74

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

Jim married Carol Dice on Sept. 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-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. 

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating.  Burial will follow at the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery. 

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 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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Posted on 2020 Feb 10