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Kathleen A. Joachim


Kathleen A. Joachim, 77, of the South Dakota Veteran’s Home of Hot Springs and formerly of Agar, died Jan. 25, 2013 at Rapid City Regional Hospital.
Funeral services were Jan. 29 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Onida with Pastor Luke Edwards officiating. Burial followed in the Onida Cemetery.
Kathleen Alyce Johnson was born Aug. 7, 1935 in Faulkton, SD to Alvah and Anna Martha (Sawatzke) Johnson. She graduated from Gettysburg High School in 1953.
On April 17, 1955 she was united in marriage to Donald Joachim in Gettysburg. Kathy worked for the Potter County ASCS office and the Oahe Manor in Gettysburg.
Kathy was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Agar, the American Legion Auxiliary and the Disabled American Veterans Auxiliary.
She is survived by her husband, Donald of the South Dakota Veteran’s Home of Hot Springs; her children: James (Eunice) Joachim of Gardena, CA, Steven (Ann) Joachim of Spearfish, Janet Beck of Henderson, NV, Mark (Barbara) Joachim of Corsica, Sharon (Andrew) Albaugh of Robinson, IL, and Martha (Shaun) Pearson of Sabetha, KS; her grandchildren, and great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Milton and Keith Johnson; and a sister, Ruth Titze.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Kathleen’s arrangements.

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