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Jerome Jay Cochnar

January 10, 1968 May 9, 2019
Jerome Jay Cochnar
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Jerome Jay Cochnar, 51, of Grand Island passed away May 9, 2019.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM, Wednesday at Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home Chapel with The Reverend Sid Bruggeman officiating. Burial will be in the Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 AM with a Rosary at 9 AM at the funeral home.

He was born on January 10, 1968 in Grand Island, NE to James F. and Anna Mae (Carkoski) Cochnar. He grew up in Grand Island, NE and graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1986. He graduated from Central Community College in Hastings, NE in 1991 He earned an associate’s degree in Automotive and Diesel Mechanics. The majority of his work life was spent working for Midwest Hydraulics.

He was a member of the Catholic Faith. He loved being with his family. He was a kind and generous person.

His interests included a love for fishing, Denver Broncos Football, trains and NASCAR. He truly loved and cherished his dogs, Reno and Houdini and his pet parrot, Jose. He was quite a character and was a big kid at heart. Jerome’s good friends called him Homie.

He is survived by his brothers, John (Angela) Cochnar, Joe (Cathy) Cochnar; sisters, Kathy Cochnar, Connie Cochnar, Annie (Alan) Kahle, Cindy (John) Taylor; aunt and uncle, Robert and Dorothy Ann Pape; four nieces; six nephews; four great-nieces; six great-nephews; and numerous cousins; special friends, Deb Colburn, Joshua and Debbie Colburn and family, Nicole Colburn and family and Dave Willard and Kerry Heider and family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, James Cochnar; grandparents; and an aunt and uncle.

Memorials are suggested to the family. Online condolences may be directed to Livingston-Sondermann Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

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10:00 AM 5/15/2019 10:00:00 AM
Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel

601 North Webb Road
Grand Island, NE 68803

Livingston Sondermann Funeral Chapel
601 North Webb Road Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803
Grand Island, NE 68803

3826 W Stolley Park Rd, Grand Island, NE 68803 Grand Island 68803 NE
United States

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Memorials are suggested to the family to be designated at a later date.


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