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Justin “Victor” Jochims

Posted December 17, 2012 in Obituaries

April 14, 1940 – December 14, 2012

Justin "Victor" Jochims

Justin “Victor” Jochims

Justin “Victor” Jochims, age 72, of Centerville, Iowa, died Friday, December 14, 2012, at Centerville Nursing & Rehab Center in Centerville. He was born the son of Albert and Georgia (Woodley) Jochims on April 14, 1940 in Spencer, Iowa. His grandfather’s name was Justin, so the family called him by his middle name “Victor”. He graduated from the Spencer Community High School.

On June 30, 1962, Victor was united in marriage to Ruth J. Mosier in Spencer, Iowa. He worked at Super Value Grocery Store in Spencer and later, at HyVee, for a total of over 40 years in the Grocery business. Victor had numerous health problems throughout his life. When he was 13, he had the first open heart surgery in the state of Iowa. He would have to retire early because of his health. In 2011, Victor and Ruth moved to Centerville, Iowa so as to be near their daughter, Kristi. In June of 2012, Victor entered Centerville Nursing & Rehab. He loved to spend his time watching wrestling on TV or just sit and visit with folks

He was preceded in death by: his parents; a sister, Helen Barber; and a brother, Vernon Jochims.

Victor is survived by: his wife of over 50 years, Ruth Jochims of Centerville, Iowa; daughters, Shelly Gruman of Ohio and Kristi Davis and her husband, Dale of Powersville, Missouri; grandchildren, Elizabeth Pool and her husband, Robert, Emily Gruman, Curtis Gruman and his wife, Cherokee, Christopher Gruman, Brandon Segelke and Danielle Davis; great grandchild, Adryan Gruman; a sister, Cindy Hausman; a sister-in-laws, Leota Jochims Doris Christensen; along with several nieces and nephews.

Memorial and burial services are being planned for a later date. The Schmidt Family Funeral Home of Centerville, Iowa have been entrusted with the arrangements for the Jochims family and condolences can be sent at: schmidtfamilyfuneralhome.com

Information provided by:
Schmidt Family Funeral Home
501 North 18th Street
Centerville, Iowa 52544

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