Joseph Cochran, 87, born April 13, 1920, in
Rosiclare, IL, departed
this life on Tuesday, March 11, at Vista
Medical Center East in Waukegan.
parents were Otto Cochran Sr., and Effie Bliss
graduated in 1939 from Rosiclare High School
and married Lucille Hufford
in 1941. He was a United States Navy Veteran
of World War II, serving
in the south pacific, and was a member of the
was an avid golfer, and enjoyed watching all
sports. He remained a St.
Louis Cardinal fan throughout his life time.
James was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of Waukegan.
married Virginia Gulsby in 1952,
and after retiring from the Chrysler
Corporation in Kenosha, WI, he lived
in Mesa, AZ, for ten years. James then
returned to Waukegan. In 2001 he
moved to Rolling Hills Place in Zion. (A place
he lovingly called his mansion).
include a step-daughter, Doris Lewis of
Waukegan, IL; brother,
Otto Cochran Jr. of Portsmouth, VA; three
grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren;
two great-great-grandchildren; and many
cousins. He was
preceded in death by his father and mother;
brother, Clyde Thomas Cochran;
stepfather, Ezra Estes; and his wife,
will be held on Tuesday, March 18 2008, at
2:00 p.m., at Congdon
Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Rd., Zion, with
Rev. Gehl Devore, officiating.
Friends may greet the family on Tuesday from
1:00 p.m. until
the time of service.
lieu of flowers, memorial donations are
suggested to a favorite
charity of your choice.
News Sun, The (Waukegan, IL) - March 17, 2008