Denis Jochum
1935 — 2015

NORFOLK — Mass of Christian Burial service for Denis Jochum, 79, of Norfolk, formerly of Elgin, was Wednesday, February 11  at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Gregory Carl officiated.
Burial will be at a later date.
He died Saturday, February 7, 2015 at Faith Regional Hospital, Norfolk.
Stonacek Funeral Chapel of Norfolk was in charge of arrangements
Denis Jochum was born on March 3, 1935 near Elgin. He was the son of Frank and Frances (Schrad) Jochum. He attended school in Elgin.
After school, Denis moved to California where he worked for a well company. He then moved back to Elgin in which he farmed and trucked in the area.
In January 1972, he married Donna Runte in Yankton, S.D. 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.
Survivors were wife, Donna Jochum of Norfolk, sister Delores Bode of Neligh, sister-in-laws Dorothy Straka of Atkinson, 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.
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