Lonnie C. Cochran


Celebration of Life
Friday, Apr. 13
5-9 p.m.
The Grand Hall



{Dec. 11, 1946 - April 6, 2018}

Lonnie Calvin Cochran, 71, of Memphis died Friday, April 6, 2018 at the Scotland County Care Center.

He was born the son of John Virgil and Edna Irene (Wolfe) Cochran on December 11, 1946 in Ft. Madison, IA.

Lonnie grew up in the Mt. Sterling area, attended school there and later attended Van Buren School in Keosauqua. He was pitcher for the Mt. Sterling softball team, loving every minute of it despite breaking several bones.

He served in the United States Navy. Upon his discharge, he fell in love with and married the former Michaelene (Mikie) Roberts on July 5, 1970 in the Arbela Baptist Church by the Rev. Carl Martin. She survives. Their big joke was that the rehearsal was July 4th and it was fireworks ever since!

Lonnie was a hard-working man. He worked on the Scotland County Bridge Crew, Jim’s Service Station, Gene Holt Construction, for Dick Stevenson, Gas & More and at the Scotland County Care Center until his retirement, after 27 years, in 2017.

He was the sweetest and kindest man you could ever hope to meet. He was always ready to help anyone whether he knew them or not. He loved his family, his dog, his cat, and his “strong” coffee.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Rodger Cochran; sister, Sandra Cochran; mother-in-law, Virginia Roberts; brothers-in-law, Marty Roberts and Marty Cochran; and a niece, Jill Roberts.

He is survived by: his wife, Michaelene (Mikie) Cochran, of the home; children: Dana Cochran (Howard) Garrison, Danny (Andrea) Cochran and Darrin (Anna) Cochran — all of Memphis; brothers: David (Linda) Cochran, Emmett (Mary) Cochran, Mike (Joy) Cochran – all of Memphis, and Jimmy Cochran of Hutchinson, KS; sister, Beth Cochran of Los Angeles, CA; father-in-law, Stanley Roberts of Logan, IA; brothers-in-law: Marchal (Pat) Roberts of Kahoka and Max (Cheri) Roberts of Logan, IA; a sister-in-law, Marla (Larry) Chard of Appleton, WI; grandchildren: Marti Robbins of Monett, MO, Matthew Robbins of Kansas City, MO, Morgan Robbins, Becca Sevier, Cash Cochran, Ayden Cochran and CaliRae (RaeRae) Cochran — all of Memphis, Lexi Hoskinson of Joplin, MO, Aimee Sivak of Iowa, and Zack Garrison and Sarah Garrett, both of Washington, IA; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

A celebration of life will be held from 5-9 p.m., Friday, April 13, at the Grand Hall in Memphis. Memorials are suggested to the family.

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  1. Mikie, I am so sorry to hear about Lonnie. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

    Comment by Marlene and David Hougland on April 7, 2018 at 8:36 pm
  2. Mikie, so sorry to hear about Lonnie. Thoughts and prayers are coming your way for all of you.

    Comment by Vickie & Nelda Hilpert on April 9, 2018 at 11:28 am
  3. Mikie, very sorry for your loss. Much sympathy to you and all your family.

    Comment by Joanne Aylward on April 9, 2018 at 12:23 pm
  4. Mikie, I don’t know if you remember me, but wanted to say I’m sorry for your loss. Prayer to you and your family.

    Comment by Joyce Clark Macaffree on April 10, 2018 at 3:26 pm
  5. Mikey and family I’m so sorry for your loss the years I knew him he was a great guy worked hard he taught me a lot when I first started at Gas n More and i could ask him about anything he was there with the answer and i’ll always cherrish that. I’m here Mikey if there’s anything I can do text me .no matter the time of day or night.

    Comment by Ed on April 10, 2018 at 8:40 pm
  6. Best softball pitcher mt sterling ever had. Great guy and family. Remember the good times

    Comment by Ron kutzner on April 12, 2018 at 10:14 pm
  7. Dear Mikey and family, So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this difficult time, and hoping that you find comfort in your happy memories. Kaitlin always thought the world of you when she worked at Gas and More and still does.

    Comment by The Caldwells on April 13, 2018 at 11:10 am
  8. I am so sorry to hear about Lonnie. We worked together on the Scotland County road and bridge crew in the summer of 1973, He was a great guy to work with and always very helpful. He certainly will be missed and may God bless Lonnie and his family.

    Comment by Lynn McClamroch on April 16, 2018 at 1:54 pm
  9. So sorry to hear about Lonnie. I worked with him for 6 years at SCCC. He was a hard worker. Never said much just did his job.

    Comment by Leanna Probst on June 18, 2018 at 9:24 pm

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