Cover photo for Mary Cochenour's Obituary
Mary Cochenour Profile Photo

Mary Cochenour

June 9, 1932 — December 29, 2019

Mary Cochenour

Mary Josephine Cochenour, age 87, of Winona, passed away on Sunday, December 29, 2019, at the Mayo Clinic Hospital – St. Mary’s Campus in Rochester, MN.

She was born on June 9, 1932, in Winona, to Leon and Lillian (Brom) Bronk, Jr.  Mary was united in marriage with Glen S. Cochenour on June 6, 1951, in Winona, and he preceded her in death on July 26, 2018.  Glen honorably served his country in the United States Army, retiring as a First Lieutenant, and was the recipient of a Bronze Star and a Silver Star.  Mary was always very proud of Glen’s service to his country.

Prior to her retirement, Mary was employed as a dietician at Sauer Memorial Home in Winona.  Mary was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winona, and she had a deep devotion to her faith.

She will be remembered as an amazing cook, who loved to dance and listen to music, as long as it was good ol’ country!  Mary had a spunky and sassy attitude, a twinkle in her eye, and always wore cute little outfits.  She also enjoyed flower gardening, and she had a way with and a love of animals.   Mary had a big heart, and opened her home to anyone that needed help – she left an impression on everyone she met.  She will be deeply missed by all those who knew and loved her.

Mary is survived by her son: Mike (Sandy) Cochenour; daughter: Mary Katherine (Ricky, Sr.) Popp; grandchildren: Craig, Amy, Christina, Matthew, Christopher, and Andrew; great-grandchildren: Gale, Taylor, Marissa, Ryan, Reese, Emma, Liam, Tiffany, Evangeline, with two more on the way; a great-great-grandchild, Alexis;  a brother: David (Linda) Bronk; special friends, Sherry and Debbie; as well as other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a grandson, Ricky Popp, Jr.; and brothers: Paul, Gerald, and Daniel Bronk.

Visitation will be held from 5 PM until 8 PM on Thursday, January 2, 2020, at the Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home, where the Recitation of the Most Holy Rosary will be held at 7:30 PM.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at noon on Friday, January 3, 2020, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Winona.  Father Michael Cronin will officiate.  There will not be any visitation held on Friday, please meet at the church for Mass.  Mary will be laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Online condolences or memories may be left for Mary’s family at www.watkowski-mulyck.com.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Mary Cochenour, please visit our flower store.

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, January 2, 2020

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Recitation of the Rosary

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Starts at 7:30 pm (Central time)

Watkowski-Mulyck Funeral Home

376 E Sarnia St, Winona, MN 55987

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Mass of Christian Burial

Friday, January 3, 2020

Starts at 12:00 pm (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

1303 W Broadway St, Winona, MN 55987

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Guestbook

Visits: 10

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree