Published on Friday, 16 June 2017 10:02
Pauline Marie Magdalena Braun, 91, of Nampa, ID, passed away on June 2, 2017, in Nampa. She was born March 31, 1926 in Falls City, the seventh of the eight children born to John and Elizabeth Braun. Pauline’s father delivered her at home in the middle of a snowstorm, and when the snow had melted enough that the family could get to church, she was baptized at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church on May 2, 1926.
Pauline began her love for Lutheran education at St. Paul’s, and attended school there through the eighth grade. She went on to high school and later graduated from St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, with a nursing degree in 1947, where she was an active member of the Cadet Nursing Core. Pauline worked at Kaiser Aluminum in Spokane, WA, as an industrial nurse for most of her professional career and also taught physical education at an elementary school in Spokane before returning to Nampa to retire.
Pauline was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church, and loved to sing in the choir and supported many Lutheran colleges and seminaries. She helped to sponsor the education of many students in Lutheran schools locally and across the country.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Louis, Walter, Herbert, Herman and Martin Braun; and sister, Mildred Kamprath.
She is survived by her younger sister, Helen Terry, of Farmington, NM; numerous nieces, nephews, many dear friends and neighbors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pauline’s name to the scholarship fund at Zion Lutheran School. Well done thy good and faithful servant; you will be forever in our hearts
The family would like to specifically recognize and thank Journeys Hospice and the staff at Park Place Assisted Living, whose love and care for Pauline has been exceptional.
Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at Kohlerlawn Cemetery in Nampa. A memorial services will be held immediately following, at 11:30 a.m., at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell, ID.
Published on Wednesday, 14 June 2017 09:48
Delbert “Del” Cochran, 74, of Verdon, passed away Friday, June 9, 2017 at Lincoln. He was born on June 13, 1942 in rural Falls City to Samuel and Gladys (Clark) Cochran.
Del enlisted in the U. S. Marines Corp on March 10, 1966 and was honorably discharged on Dec. 20, 1967.
He married Christine Hill on Oct. 10, 1970 at Avenel, NJ.
Del was raised in rural Falls City and graduated from Dawson-Verdon High School in 1960. Following graduation he moved to Omaha and worked various jobs until enlisting in the Marines. Upon his discharge, he became employed in law enforcement for the Metropolitan DC Police Dept. in Washington, DC, retiring in 1988 after 20 years. He worked various jobs around the DC area until moving back to Verdon in 1995; in 1996 he became a Richardson County Sheriff’s Deputy, retiring in 2001. He then worked for the Nebraska Dept. of Roads for a couple years. He joined the Patriot Guard in 2002 and was the Cochran family’s historian.
Del is survived by his wife, Chris Cochran, of Herndon, VA; son, Jeffrey (Terri) Cochran, of Lincoln; daughter, Lisa Cochran, of Herndon, VA; sisters, Etta Blasotto, of Wayland, MA, and Thelma (Denzil) Bell, of Falls City; grandchildren, Justin and Skylar Dowdy; and step-grandchildren, Zac Johnson and Jacobi Evans.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Clarence and Norman; and sisters, Gertrude Cochran and Mildred DeRoin.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 16, 2017 at Dorr and Clark Funeral Home
, Falls City. Interment at Harris Cemetery. Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard. The family will receive friends from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.