Myron R. Cochran, age 79 of Albert Lea and formerly of Austin, died Friday, November 30, 2012 at the Sterling House Assisted Living in Owatonna, MN.
Myron was born June 6, 1933 in Faribault, MN to Roger and Hazel (Braaten) Cochran. He graduated from Austin High School. Myron married Lavonne Benson on September 9, 1956 at the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church. Later they divorced. He served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958 and the Army and Air Force reserves until 1962. Myron farmed and worked for the Ulland Bros. and later was a foreman for the Freeborn County Highway Department.
He was a past member of the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church, and the Elks & Moose Lodges.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Myron is survived by his son: Mark Cochran, Byron, MN, daughter: Jody (Dean) Schrom, Owatonna, MN; Grandchildren: Christy (Scott) Rogne, Austin, MN, Stephanie (Tyrel) Kennedy, Byron, MN, Ryan (Brianna) Schrom, Owatonna, MN, Katie (Chris) Emerson, Brooklyn Center, MN, Jeffrey Cochran, Hermantown, MN, and Kelsey (Adam) Jensen, Meridan, MN; 11 great grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 5th at 11:00 am at the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church with the Reverend Lindsay Stolen officiating. Interment will be in Red Oak Grove Cemetery. Austin Post #91, American Legion in charge of military rites. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 pm Tuesday at Clasen-Jordan Mortuary in Austin and at the church on Wednesday for one hour before the service. The casket bearers will be his six grandchildren and the honorary bearers will be Wayne Thompson, David Braaten, Gary Braaten, Jerry Williamson, and Jerry Wiste.
Memorials are preferred to the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church.