NORFOLK — Denis Jochum, 79, of Norfolk died Satuday, Feb. 7, 2015, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Services will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday with private family inurnment at a later date. The Rev. Gregory Carl and Deacon Jim Doolittle will officiate. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk with a 7 p.m vigil service.
He was born March 3, 1935, in rural Elgin to Frank and Frances (Schrad) Jochum. He attended school in Elgin.
He was married to Donna Runte in January of 1972 in Yankton, S.D.
After school, Denis moved to California where he worked for a well company. He then moved back to Elgin and farmed and trucked in the area. After marriage, Denis and Donna continued to live in Elgin until moving to Norfolk in 1997. Denis enjoyed operating his ham radio, being on the computer, fishing and having coffee with his friends.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Norfolk.
Survivors are wife Donna Jochum of Norfolk; sister Delores Bode of Neligh; sisters-in-law Dorothy Straka of Atkinson and Karen Olson of Norfolk; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by parents Frank and Frances, brother Vincent Jochum, sisters Mildred Zegers, Adeline Van Horn, Myra Hopkins and Stella Schindler.
Music will be by organist Mary Bruckner and the Bound For Glory Choir.
Pallbearers will be nephews Stan Bode, Jeff Bode, Charlie Bode, Doug Bode, Clay Bode and Ken Bode. Honorary pallbearers will be Denis Weimann, Russ Schwartz, Mel Heithoff, Ralph Klein and Neil Childers.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.stonacekfuneralchapel.com.