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Christian Cochran

Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Jan 11, 1992 – Jul 31, 2019 (Age 27)


Heritage Funeral Home - Sioux Falls Obituary

Christian Dorrel Cochran, 27, died on Wednesday, July 31 at home in Sioux Falls, SD. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Friday, August 9 at Ransom Church Downtown in Sioux Falls. Visitation will be held from 6 pm to 8:30 pm on Thursday, August 8 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls.

Christian was born on January 11, 1992 in Orange, California. His parents are Barbara Dorrel-Christen and David Cochran.

Christian graduated from Lincoln High School in Sioux Falls in 2010. After high school he specialized in swimming pool construction, maintenance and repair. He spent many years as a motocross racer, winning races across the middle United States from Oklahoma to Colorado. He eventually made it to the Pro class in the sport as number 740.

He enjoyed spending time with friends, skateboarding, the outdoors, kayaking, Frisbee golf and keeping up with professional motocross racing. He spent many summers in Huntington Beach, California visiting his Grandmother and family and loved the beach and ocean. His smile lit up a room and was contagious. He was loved intensely by family and had many close friends.

Grateful to have shared Christian's love are his family, parents: Barbara-Dorrel Christen and Jesse Christen and David and Jocelyn Clausen-Cochran; siblings Tyler, Payge and Maxwell Cochran, Taylor Anderson and Brittan Reichert; and grandparents Billy Bob Dorrel, Francoise Moseman, Donald Cochran and Doug and Kathy Clausen, and countless aunts, uncles, cousins, and so many wonderful and special friends. He was preceded in death by his grandmother Hazel Dorrel and grandfather John Moseman.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention-South Dakota Chapter.



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deepest sympathies to all who loved him

May fond memories bring you peace and the support of loved ones soothe your pain in the days ahead. Thoughts, prayers, and hugs sent to you and your family.

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

I went to elementary school at Jefferson with Christian. I'm so sorry for his and your loss, he always had a smile and was quite mischievous if I remember correctly. He could always rally us to join in whatever fun he was creating.

I met Christian in California late 2011 early 2012. We were both struggling with the same issues. I remember him as a very intelligent, kind hearted and easy going young man. We kept in touch via social media. My heart goes out to him and his family. May he find the peace he sought.

Please accept my most heartfelt condolences. Christian was loved by so many people and our grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faithit is the price of LOVE. He will remain in our hearts forever! RIP Christian!

Having gone through this with our own brother, I can tell you that this is the hardest and most devastating thing a family will ever go through. Please know that you all are in my thoughts and prayers.