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Carl Cochlin

d. November 30, 2013

Carl Arnold Cochlin, 49 from Phoenix, AZ formerly of Austin, passed away November 30, 2013 from complications of cancer. Carl was born in Austin, Minnesota to Hubert “Mike” and Addie (Frondal) Cochlin on February 14, 1964. He graduated from Austin High School in 1982. He married Marilyn Jansen-Classon on November 29, 1996 and later divorced. Carl had a lifetime career in the food service industry working at several well-known establishments in the Austin/Albert Lea area including Lansing Corners, Holiday Inn, Perkins, Applebees and Big Island Bar and Grill. In 2003 he fulfilled his lifelong dream to open his own restaurant when he opened Grumpy’s in Grand Meadow. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona in 2010 and went to work for Applebees in Happy Valley. Carl was always known for lighting up the room with a joke and his laugh was contagious. He was also a great boss, mentor and friend. He is survived by his mother, Addie Cochlin of Austin; daughter, Jenny (Jeff) Classon of Owatonna; grandson, Hudson Walther of Owatonna; sisters, Sharon Kelley of St. Paul, Rose Porter of Henderson, NV, Rebecca (John) Ramsey of Albert Lea and Shirley (Donnie) Dreyer of LeRoy; brothers, Donald (Leigh) Cochlin Simi Valley, CA, Dan (Betty) Cochlin of Muskogee, OK, Chris (Jill) Cochlin of Lakeville and Larry (Julie) Cochlin of Northfield; a special great niece Ashlynn Porter of Phoenix, AZ; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Hubert “Mike” Cochlin; brother, Peter Cochlin; nephew, Michael Cochlin; great niece, Alexandria Swanberg. Carl will truly be missed by all who knew and loved him. Blessed be his memory. Memorials are preferred. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated 11:00 am on Friday, December 6, 2013 at St. Augustine Catholic Church with Father Jim Steffes officiating. Friends may call from 4-7 pm on Thursday at Mayer Funeral Home and also one hour before the service at the church on Friday. Interment will be in Oakland Lutheran Cemetery, rural Albert Lea. Condolences may be left online at www.mayerfh.com

Service Information


Cemetery

Oakland Midway

Moscow Township MN


Visitation

Thursday, December 5 2013
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Mayer Funeral Home
600 2nd Street NW P.O. Box 27
Austin MN 55912


Visitation

Friday, December 6 2013
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912


Service

Friday, December 6 2013
11:00 AM

St. Augustine Catholic Church
405 4th Street NW
Austin MN 55912

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