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Obituary: Otis V. Cochran Jr.

November 23, 1932 – May 7, 2021

information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Otis V. Cochran Jr.Otis V. Cochran Jr., age 88, of Schererville, IN, passed away peacefully Friday, May 7, 2021. Beloved husband of Dorothy K. Cochran, nee Mullins. Loving father of Otis (Dianne) Cochran, William (Dana) Cochran, Kathy Marie (William) Wachter, and the late Michael Cochran. Proud grandpa of four, and one late granddaughter; and great-grandpa of three.  Kind uncle of many nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Otis V. Sr. and Mildred Cochran, one brother, and three sisters.

Visitation Tuesday, May 11, 2021, from 3 – 8 p.m. (masks please). Prayer service Wednesday, May 12, 2021, at 9:30 a.m. from Smits Funeral Home 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, to St. Michael the Archangel Church (masks required) One E. Wilhelm Street Schererville, IN, for a 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with Rev. Marty Dobrzynski officiating. Interment Calumet Park Cemetery – Merrillville, IN.

Memorial donations to Hospice of the Calumet Area or St. Michael the Archangel Good Samaritans are greatly appreciated. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300 or we encourage you to leave a condolence for the family on our online guestbook at

Smits Funeral Homes
Smits Funeral Homes
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