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Donald G. Jochman

Donald George Jochman, age 81, passed away at Grand Horizons Assisted Living Center on July 7, 2013. Don was born February 22, 1932 in Appleton, son of the late Joseph J. and Ethel B. (Becher) Jochman. He graduated from Appleton High School in 1950 and the University of Wisconsin Madison in 1957 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Don also served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. Don was united in marriage on July 10, 1954 to Patricia Louise Gartz who preceded him in death on April 19, 1983; and to Carol Ann DeBruine on September 20, 1986. He was employed by Thilmany Pulp and Paper Company in Kaukauna and later by Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group in Appleton, until his retirement in 2002. He was a lifelong member of St. Therese Catholic Parish in Appleton. Don enjoyed many outdoor activities which included camping, hunting, fishing, golf, and gardening. He was active in the Boy Scouts/Cub Scouts which included serving as Scoutmaster for a Troop in Appleton. His love of music was evident by his participation in the MacDowell Male Chorus for 20 years.

Don is survived by his wife: Carol Jochman of Freedom; his children: Gregory (Anne) Jochman of Appleton; Karen Jochman of Neenah; Charles (Jenni) Jochman and Robert Jochman, both of Appleton. He is also survived by five grandchildren: Joshua, Jacob, and Kaelin Jochman of Appleton; and Sarah and Stephanie Kerrigan of Neenah; one great grandchild: Alexis of Wisconsin Rapids; two brothers: Joseph (Sharon) Jochman Jr. of Port Washington and Thomas (Laurie) Jochman of Wausaukee; three sisters: Betty (Gerald) Ebel of Cedarburg; Barbara Becker of Bellingham, Washington; and Linda (Bruce) Meiers of Appleton; three brothers-in-law: David (Margaret) DeBruine of Cincinnati; Robert (Laurie) DeBruine of Plymouth; and Thomas (Kristin) DeBruine of Oostburg; and a sister-in-law: Ligita Gartz of Milwaukee. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Don was preceded in death by his first wife Patricia; parents Joseph and Ethel Jochman, one brother: James, two father and mother-in laws: Earl and Agnes Gartz (Patricia's parents); Glendale and Marilyn DeBruine (Carol's parents); and a brother-in-law: Robert Gartz.

The funeral liturgy for Don will be held on Friday July 12, 2013 at 11:30 AM at ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Morrison Street at Wisconsin Avenue, with Fr. Bill Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery. Friends may call at St. Therese Catholic Church on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the services. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. Online condolences may be expressed at

Don's family would like to extend a special thanks to Todd and the rest of the caring staff at ThedaCare Hospice, Home Helpers, and the staff at Grand Horizons for the compassionate care provided for Don.



Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 9 to July 11, 2013
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