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Donald "Jock" Jochims

December 25, 1946 — November 14, 2023

Hopedale, Ohio

 

Donald Richard “Jock” Jochims, 76, of Hopedale, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Tuesday, November 14, 2023. He was born December 25, 1946 in Dunlap, Iowa a son of the late Richard Stuart and Clara Dorothy Bahr Jochims.

Jock was a retired heavy equipment mechanic from Columbus Equipment Company and worked with the Blackburn Funeral Home during his retirement. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Hopedale where he served on the Parish Council.  He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, a member of the Hopedale V.F.W. Post 7477 where he served as commander, Hopedale American Legion, Post #682, over 20 years as Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus (St. Catherine’s Council 4590). He served as a Police Captain in the Village of Hopedale for over 22 years and served as President of Hopedale Village Council.  

Surviving is his wife of 55 years, Karen Carlon Jochims; a son, Ken (Gwen) Jochims of Ada, Ohio; 2 daughters: Kathy (Jason Ballard) Roski of Wintersville and Kelly (“T.J.”) Grable of Ashtabula, Ohio; grandchildren: Peyton, Robert, Raegan, Paige, Nathan, Owen and Asher; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2023 from 2-4 and 6-8 at Blackburn Funeral Home, 324 High Street, Hopedale, Ohio and again on Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 209 Cross Street, Hopedale from 10:00 a.m. until time of the Funeral Liturgy with Mass at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Fred Kihm the Celebrant. Burial will follow at Hopedale Cemetery with full military honors provided by the Hopedale American Legion. A Vigil service will be held on Thursday at 7:45 in the funeral home. The family is being assisted by Clark-Kirkland-Barr Funeral Home, Cadiz, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, the family is establishing a scholarship in his name. Please send checks to Donald “Jock” Jochims Scholarship Fund, c/o Jon Kirkland, 413 Oakwood Drive, Cadiz, Ohio 43907.

The memorial guestbook may be signed at www.clark-kirkland-barr.com.

 

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Visitation

Thursday, November 16, 2023

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Eastern time)

Blackburn Funeral Home

324 High St, Hopedale, OH 43976

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Visitation

Thursday, November 16, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Blackburn Funeral Home

324 High St, Hopedale, OH 43976

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Visitation

Friday, November 17, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

209 Cross St, Hopedale, OH 43976

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Mass

Friday, November 17, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Sacred Heart Catholic Church

209 Cross St, Hopedale, OH 43976

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