Michael Cochran, 63

Michael Ray Cochran, 63, LaFontaine, died at 9:36 a.m. on Oct. 31 at Rolling Meadows Healthcare Center in LaFontaine. He was born to Wilbert and Helen (Reed) Cochran on Dec. 18, 1949 in Grant County they survive in LaFontaine.

He was a 1966 graduate from Southwood High School. He was a farmer and worked at Story Electric in Wabash; he also was a bus driver for MSD Schools of Wabash County. He was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church.

He is also survived by two daughters, Kristina Cochran (John Griffin), LaFontaine, and Mrs. Joe (Stephanie) Sunderman, Andrews; brother, Dennis Cochran (Sherol), LaFontaine; granddaughter, Jacelynn Sunderman and also survived by his dog, Spike who he loved dearly. A son, John David Cochran, preceded him in death.

Funeral services were held on Nov. 4 at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, IN 46940, with Donald Miller officiating. Burial followed in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine.

Visitation for family and friends was Nov. 3. Preferred memorials are to Liberty Township Fire Department. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Nov 04