Gloria Lorraine Asplin

Gloria Lorraine Asplin was born Nov. 8, 1927 in Wright County, Minn., the daughter of Roy and Amelia (Drawert) Cochran.

She was baptized Nov. 27, 1927 at St. James Lutheran Church, Howard Lake by the Rev. Carl Seltz and confirmed in her faith at St. James by the Rev. Eugene Seltz on March 29, 1942.

She was united in marriage to Harold Asplin in September 1961 by a justice of the peace in northern Minnesota.

Gloria enjoyed reading, crocheting, gardening, bowling, and had worked as a loan officer for Twin City Federal, Minneapolis. Upon retirement, she returned to Howard Lake.

Gloria Asplin was called to her eternal rest suddenly at her home, Monday, May 4, 1998, at the age of 70 years, 6 months and 26 days.

She was preceded in death by her father Roy Cochran; husband Harold Asplin; sister, Delores Sexton; and two brothers, Gaylen Cochran and Gibson Cochran.

Gloria is survived by her mother Amelia Cochran of Howard Lake; three sisters, Gladys Stolka and husband Ed of Delano; Karen Duraine and husband Robert of Hugo, Lois Berg of Cokato; two brothers, Gordon Cochran of Howard Lake, Ronald Cochran and wife Arlene of Glenwood; nieces, nephews and a host of relatives and friends.

Services were Friday, May 8 at St. James Lutheran Church with the Revs. Michael Nirva and Martin Schoenfeld officiating. The organist was Diane Johnson with special music by soloist Brent Cochran.

Interment was at the Stockholm Lutheran Church Cemetery following cremation.

Pallbearers were Jeff Mapes, Dennis Glessing, Tim Cochran, Steve Cochran, Brent Cochran and Phil Sexton. Honorary pallbearers were Connie Norman and Cindy Baker.

Arrangements were by the Swanson-Peterson Funeral Home of Cokato and Howard Lake.

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