Josephine C. Jochem, 84, Jasper

Josephine C. Jochem, 84, of Jasper, died Saturday, June 8, at the Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper,. She was born in Jasper July 11, 1934, to Adam and Amelia (Krodel) Bauer. She married Kenneth L. Jochem April 24, 1965, at St. Henry Catholic Church in St. Henry. He died March 3, 2018.

Josephine was a 1952 graduate of Jasper High School. She worked at the Jasper Glove Factory, was a telephone operator at the telephone company in Jasper, and retired from Indiana Furniture. She was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ in Jasper. She enjoyed bowling, was an avid Jasper Wildcat fan attending almost every sporting event with her husband, and enjoyed travelling with her husband.

She is survived by one brother, Melvin Bauer and wife Judy, Jasper; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by one sister, Louise Bleemel, and four brothers, Russell, Ralph, Harold, and Othmar Bauer.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Monday Trinity United Church of Christ. Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity Church, Northwood Retirement Community, or to a favorite charity. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherkluesner.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Monday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum. Pastor Jane Hillman will officiate.

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