Kenneth L. Jochem, 79, Jasper

Kenneth L. Jochem, 79, of Jasper, died Saturday (March 3) at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper. He was born in St. Henry March 22, 1938, to Peter Sr. and Rosie (Hohl) Jochem. He married Josephine Bauer April 24, 1965, at St. Henry Catholic Church.

Kenneth was a graduate of Holland High School. He retired from Indiana Furniture Industries where he worked for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Jasper. He enjoyed travelling with his wife, following Jasper High School sports, and was an avid Indiana University basketball fan.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine Jochem; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Alma Lannan, and two brothers, Peter Jr. and Norbert Jochem.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church, Northwood Retirement Community, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences may be shared at A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

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