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.
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