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Mildred Marie Wika Cochrane
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1912
Clark County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Apr. 12, 2000
Clark
Clark County
South Dakota, USA


Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, SD) - April 14, 2000 newspaper obituary -

"CLARK - Mildred M. Cochrane, 87, a longtime resident of Clark, died Wednesday, April 12, 2000, in the Beverly Healthcare Center following a long illness.
Mildred Marie Wika was born April 21, 1912, in Garfield Township. She attended Eubank School in the area. She married Ralph D. "Ted" Cochrane on Sept. 10, 1932 in Webster. Her husband died in 1989. She worked at the Clark Bakery in the late 1940s, where she worked decorating wedding cakes. The couple moved to Montevideo, Minn., in 1952, where Mrs. Cochrane worked at JC Penney. She worked for the company for 15 years, including five years in Watertown. The couple also managed hotels in Montevideo and Granite Falls, Minn. They moved to Watertown in 1966, where they managed the Scotts Motel. They opened a trailer court in Clark in 1970.
She was a talented oil painter, and sold her rendition of the Wika Farm to the state of South Dakota.
She was a past member of the Clark Center Lutheran Church and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark, where she formerly sang with the choir, taught Sunday school and participated in the Ruth Circle.
Survivors include a daughter, Clarine Johnson of Clark, three sons: Max "Mick" of Corvallis, Ore., and Ralph, Jr. and David, both of Montevideo, Minn. 20 grandchildren 20 great grand children four brothers: Maurice of Watertown, Alvin of Clark, Emmett of Raymond, and LeRoy of North Plate, Neb. two sisters: Orva Schwartz of Clark, and Nora Davis of Watertown a sister-in-law, Marbeth Wika of Clark three half sisters: Lois Hankins of Albert Lea, Minn., Sylvia Davis of Crescent City, Calif., and Joyce Thies of Ames, Iowa and a half brother, Glenn Wika of Sioux Falls.
Services begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Clark with burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Furness Funeral Home in Clark and continues prior to the service Saturday at the church."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Nels S. Wika (1891 - 1979)
  Lydia Marie Wee Wika (1887 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Ralph DeWitt Cochrane (1910 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mildred Marie Wika Cochrane (1912 - 2000)
  Orva Sophia Wika Huffman (1913 - 2002)*
  Normal Sigvald Wika (1915 - 1992)*
  Emmett Conrad Wika (1921 - 2000)*
  Alvin Oren Wika (1922 - 2006)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Rose Hill Cemetery
Clark
Clark County
South Dakota, USA
 
Created by: Carl Hoffstedt
Record added: Feb 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18011172
Mildred Marie <i>Wika</i> Cochrane
Added by: Carl Hoffstedt
 
Mildred Marie <i>Wika</i> Cochrane
Added by: Carl Hoffstedt
 
Mildred Marie <i>Wika</i> Cochrane
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