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Elmer F. Jochim, 91, of Dale, passed away Friday, January 13, 2017, peacefully at home with his children present. He was born June 25, 1925, in Mariah Hill to Paul and Blanche (Bosler) Jochim. Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Helen Werne, his sister, Alice Ackerman and brother, Rudy Jochim.

Elmer enjoyed 58 years as an auto body technician, was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Dale, served on the Parish Center Building Committee and the Building and Maintenance Committee for many years, and was also a member of the choir and Holy Name Society. In 1997, Elmer received The Brute Society Award for Exemplary Stewardship. He was a charter member of St. Joseph Conference of St. Vincent DePaul Society since 1956 and charter member of Jasper District 6 Council of St. Vincent DePaul serving as secretary from 1958-79. His hobbies included gardening, sports, playing cards, taking care of the buildings and grounds at church, and spending time with family.

He is survived by daughters Donna (David) Betzner of New Palestine and Pamela (Mike) Moesner of Dale, son, David (Barb Schepers) Jochim of Santa Claus, sisters, Rea Blair and Charlotte Gasser both of Sparta, IL, Edna Stagnitto of Endwell, NY, Florence Borman of Carmel, 5 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

Visitation will be held at St. Joseph Church in Dale from 2:00-8:00 p.m., C.S.T., Wednesday, Jan. 18th, and 9:00-10:00 a.m., C.S.T., Thursday. The funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., C.S.T., Thursday, Jan. 19th at St. Joseph Church. Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations to St. Vincent DePaul Society or St. Joseph Church Building & Grounds. Condolences may be shared online at: