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Donna Mae Cochrane

Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

FRANKLIN GROVE – Donna Mae Cochrane, 83, of Franklin Grove, died Friday, May 17, 2013, at Franklin Grove Living Center. She was a cook at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb for 10 years until retiring.

She was born July 16, 1929, in DeKalb, a daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Priess) Jordal. She married William Cochrane on Sept. 5, 1947, in DeKalb. He preceded her in death on Jan. 6, 2004. 

Survivors include a daughter, Kathy (Curt) Reid of Gypsum, Colo.; a son, Kevin (Kathy) Cochrane of Franklin Grove; two sisters, Janice (Arthur) Byro of Minnesota and Nancy White of Michigan; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Mary Ann; and a brother, Ernest Jordal Jr.

Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. There will be no services. 

In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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