Barr Memorial Chapel obituary – William Paul "Bill" Cochenour I, 51, Fort Madison

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William Paul “Bill” Cochenour I, 51 years, of Fort Madison, Iowa died Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at his home.  He was born February 7, 1970, a son of Eager “Bud” and Sandra (Hitchcock) Cochenour.

Bill attended Fort Madison High School.  He worked a welder at Gregory Manufacturing and also as a tow truck driver for Campbell Towing.  He was of the Catholic faith.  He enjoyed fishing, especially at the 35th Street slough.  Bill was a caring person.  He was always there for others and tried to make them feel good.

He is survived by his mother, Sandy Bernard of Fort Madison; three children: William Paul “Will” Cochenour II (fiancé Andrea Bell) of Fort Madison; Thomas Cochenour of Minnesota; and Jaclyn Cochenour of Keokuk, Iowa; two brothers, Scott and Marty Cochenour, both of Fort Madison; step brothers and sisters; five grandchildren, one uncle, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  He was preceded in death by his father, step-father Curtis Bernand, and great uncle Paul Mansheim.

His body has been cremated.  His family will greet friends 3:00 - 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the Barr Memorial Chapel, Fort Madison.  Barr Memorial Chapel is honored to serve the Cochenour family and an online guest book may be found at www.barrmemorialchapel.com.