Kenneth "Kenny" Joachim

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Kenneth "Kenny" Joachim, age 89, of Alta Vista, Ia, passed away on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at Good Samaritan Society in West Union, IA. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista, IA with Reverend Vincent Fricke officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery at Alta Vista. With Kenny’s grandsons James Joachim, Brian Joachim, Trevor Joachim, John Otters, Mark Otters, Joseph Maifeld and Josh White serving as casket bearers. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM on Wednesday ,May 3, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, IA and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Online condolences for Kenneth’s family may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Kenneth Arnold Joachim was born on September 21, 1927 to William and Bertha (Momberg) Joachim on the family farm near Alta Vista, IA. He attended school in Alta Vista and graduated from Alta Vista High School. He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church in Alta Vista where he was a long time member. After his schooling he worked on the family farm. Kenny was united in marriage to Viola Schulz on September 7, 1951 at Boyd Lutheran Church near New Hampton. The couple made their home in Evansdale, IA where he helped found Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Evansdale. Viola passed away on October 13, 1987. Kenny was employed at Rath Packing Plant until it closed. He then farmed his farm near Alta Vista until 2000. He was married to Darlene Hintzman on October 6, 2000 in Las Vegas, NV and they made their home in Wheeler, WI. Darlene passed away on February 8, 2017. Kenny enjoyed music, dancing, playing cards, singing, farming and visiting with family and friends. Kenny is survived by his children Jo Ann Otters of Fredericksburg, IA, Rick (Teresa Maifeld) Joachim of Cedar Falls, IA, Kevin (Dawn) Joachim of Lodi, WI and Larry (Dawn) Joachim of Greenville, SC; 11 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; and several nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents William and Bertha Joachim; wives Viola and Darlene; one sister, Lorraine Swenson; and two brothers, Charles and Orval.

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  1. To Kenny’s family— I send you my most heartfelt sympathy in the loss of Kenny. One of Darlene’s co-workers, Mary, called me yesterday and informed me of Kenny’s passing. My name is Ray Rubenzer from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, and I spoke at Darlene’s funeral. I met and spoke to several of Kenny’s family there. I have a “Polka” Band and Kenny and Darlene never missed any of my dances. Kenny was a wonderful friend, a great singer and very loyal when it came to attending my dances. Over the past 6 months I had Kenny come on stage with me a couple times and sing a few songs–and he had his own microphone. Even at age 89, he sang in perfect pitch. Many times after some dances, we’d have pot luck lunch, and as the dancers were finishing eating, Kenny, Myself and Bud and Bev would get together and sing some barbershop tunes——the people just loved it. At this particular Hall in Cameron, Wis., Kenny and Darlene always sat on the same two chairs at the same table every time they came. After Darlene passed away and Kenny moved back “Home”, at the first dance “THEIR CHAIRS” were left empty. Two empty cups were turned upside down where they sat and nobody occupied that space to show their love and respect for Kenny and Darlene. { I have tears in my eyes as I write this}. Also, at the end of that first dance without them, every dancer there was on the dance floor and we all joined hands in a big circle. Everyone sang one of the songs that our BARBERSHOP GROUP used to sing—-“SHOW ME THE WAY TO GO HOME”. Kind of ironic don’t ya’ think—–Kenny is now AT his new home .

    To Kenny—-It’s been great having you for a friend for the past 18 years. Rest well Ol’ Buddy. I’ll see you again someday—-I’ll know exactly where to find you— Ray

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