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Matthew Duane Cochran

August 9, 1963 — October 21, 2021

Matthew Cochran passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at the age of 58.

Matthew Duane Cochran was born August 9, 1963 to Gibson and Darlene (Meyer) Cochran in St. Paul, Minnesota.  He was the fourth child of five. The family moved to Hugo in 1971 and he loved country life.  When he was a teenager they moved again to White Bear Lake.  After high school graduation he enlisted in the United States Navy and served on the USS Carl Vinson.  Matthew lived in Scandia after his honorable discharge from the Navy.  He later moved to Stanchfield.

Matthew and Jeanna were married in 2005; they continued to live in Stanchfield and raise their children Jace, Lyla and Mason.  He loved country living from the time he was a young boy living on family farms.  Matthew loved to fish and was the happiest when he had a line in the water.  He taught his kids and other family member’s children his tricks to catch the big ones.  His family lovingly called him “the fish whisperer”.

Matthew will be remembered for his kindness and willingness to help others.  He was dearly loved and will be missed every day.

Matthew is survived by his wife Jeanna Cochran; children Jace, Lyla and Mason; mother Darlene Cochran; siblings Cindy (Jerome “Minnow”) Baker of Rock Creek, Jody (Joe) Prettner of North Branch, Mark (Shelly) Cochran of White Bear Lake, Marty (Dee) Cochran of Dellwood; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father Gibson Cochran; sister-in-law Cheryl Cochran; niece Justine Prettner-Parks.

A gathering of friends and family will be held from 6-8 PM; Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at the Olson Funeral Chapel in Rush City.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the: Funeral and Cremation Service of Rush City, Olson Chapel

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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