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Walter R. Cochran

April 26, 1925 September 18, 2019
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Walter R. Cochran, 94 of Lakeview Landing died Wednesday, Sept. 18 at his home.

He was born April 26, 1925 in Iowa Falls, Iowa, son of John Walter and Juanita Bynum Cochran. He married Marjorie Kremenak Nov. 24, 1951 in Grace Brethren Church, Waterloo. She died June 19, 2014.

Walter graduated from Waterloo East High School, attended Iowa State Teachers College, received his BA in accounting from University of Iowa and his Master in Business from Harvard. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.

He was employed as controller and as an executive at John Deere Tractor Works and Deere & Company, Moline, retiring in 1982. After retiring, Walter worked several jobs, with the last as Director of Development of Allen Hospital Foundation.

Walter was a member of the Toastmasters Club, Knife and Fork Club, Lions Club, Investment Club, Chamber of Commerce, Republican Committee, Supervisors Club, and board member of the Conway Civic Center Board, Allen Hospital Board, and Friendship Village Board.

Survived by: two sons, John A. (Jamy) of Henderson, Nev., Don P. (Judy) of Apple Valley, Minn; a daughter, Janet (Floyd) Rawleigh of Strasburg, Pa.; 6 grandchildren, Jennifer Cochran, Jack Cochran, Lucy Murphy, Paul Cochran, Seth Rawleigh and Joshua Rawleigh; and 6 great-grandchildren; a sister, Normajean Clark of Sun City West, Ariz.

Preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Marjorie; a brother, Roger Cochran.

Services will be 1:30 Friday, Sept. 20 at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgway with burial in Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery. Public visitation will be for one hour before services at the funeral home on Friday.

Walter was a member of Burton Avenue Baptist Church, Grace Brethren Church and Hagerman Baptist Church, where he was active as church choir director, youth group leader and played his trombone. Throughout his life, he was a generous supporter of missionaries. Walter enjoyed fishing, hunting, attending Symphony Concerts and musical theater, but truly enjoyed spending time with his family.

Memorials: directed to Friendship Village Foundation or Allen College – Marjorie Cochran Nursing Scholarship.


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Visitation

Friday

20

Sep

12:30 PM 9/20/2019 12:30:00 PM - 1:30 PM 9/20/2019 1:30:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Service

Friday

20

Sep

1:30 PM 9/20/2019 1:30:00 PM
Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway

300 West Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup - West Ridgeway
300 West Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Waterloo Memorial Park Final Resting Place

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave.
Waterloo, IA 50701

West 4th St. and Ridgeway Ave. Waterloo 50701 IA
United States
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