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


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