David Cochran

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David R. Cochran, 71, of Belleville, IL, born July 17, 1946, in Belleville, IL, passed away Sunday, November 12, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Cochran was the parish administrator at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, before his retirement.  He worked for many years in the food service management industry prior to his employment at Zion Lutheran Church.  David was a member of the Black Knights Drum and Bugle Corps of Belleville, and especially enjoyed time spent with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cliff W. and Martha L., nee Roy, Cochran;
and a sister, Angela Simpson.Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Janet, nee Junge, Cochran, whom he married on August 22, 1987;
three sons, Adam (Tanya) Cochran off Fairview Heights, IL, Matthew Cochran of Conover, NC, and Michael Cochran of Belleville, IL;
two grandchildren, Layna and Kaiden Cochran;
a brother, Fred Cochran of Indianapolis, IN;
and a sister, Nada L. Ertel of Smithton, IL;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, November 16, 2017, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be at Walnut Hill Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

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7 Comments on David Cochran

Carol Spier Wentz said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2017 at 1:43 AM

Janet and family - Just heard of your husbands passing and just wanted you to know how sorry I was to hear this. Know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Remember the good times they will help you get trough the sad ones. Carol

  • Baldwin
  • Illinois
René Owens said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2017 at 1:27 AM

Janet and family, We send our condolences. Dave was such a generous man. He truly loved Jesus and he lived his life sharing Him in many ways. May God's peace be with you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
PENNY (PRICE) OELSCHLAGER said : Guest Report Nov 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM

TO DAVID'S FAMILY SO SORRY TO HEAR OF HIS DEATH. MY SISTER AND I WERE MEMBERS OF BELLETTS DRUM AND BUGLE CORP. WE HAD SO MUCH FUN TOGETHER TREAT OR TREATING, WINTER WE WOULD BUILD A SMALL FIRE IN EAST END PARK, AND FRED AND DAVID WERE THE BEST TEENAGERS. DAVID DIED WAY TO YOUNG, MAY HE REST IN PEACE, WE WILL OFFER PRAYERS FOR HIM AND HIS FAMILY, DAVID COOK SOME GREAT MEALS UP THERE, AND DO NOT FORGET YOUR JOKES. HE WILL BE MISSED MY MANY MANY PEOPLE WHO KNEW HIM AND LOVED HIM.

  • BELLEVILLE
  • IL
Mark and Julie Harms said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2017 at 10:45 PM

Dear Cochran Family- Dave was a wonderful, kind, generous man. He was always friendly, and we too have memories of the delicious food he prepared. I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Shannon (Norbet) Cormier said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Prayers of peace to your entire family. I have good memories of Dave at Zion, especially revolving around his good food.

  • Charlotte
  • NC
Jeanette Keith said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2017 at 1:38 AM

Janet and family, I am so sorry for your loss and even more sorry that I am unable to give you my sympathy in person. Prayers for all of you.

  • Red Bud
  • IL
Beverly Baechler said : Guest Report Nov 13, 2017 at 8:33 PM

My prayers to all of you for comfort in your loss. God has him in His open arms now. Praise God for His saving grace! I loved Dave, he was a wonderful Uncle.

  • Bradenton
  • Florida

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