Julie Joachim, 57, of Agar, died Sunday, April 27, 2014 at her home surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Thursday, May 1 at the Agar Hall, Agar, SD, with Pastor Jeff Adel officiating. Burial will follow in the Agar Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 – 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 30 with a 7 p.m. prayer service, all at the hall.
Julie Joyline Bush was born April 3, 1957 at Pierre, SD to John L. and Joan (Schreiber) Bush. She attended elementary country school at both Fairbanks and Prairie View. In 1975 Julie graduated from Agar High School.
On July 26, 1975 Julie was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, Doug Joachim at the United Methodist Church in Agar. They made their home on the family farmstead for three years before moving to into Agar where they raised their two boys, Justin and Jared.
Julie started out working for the Sully County Assessor before beginning her lifelong career with the school system. She worked as the business manager for the Agar School until its closing in 2004 and then continued as secretary at ABO School Systems.
Julie’s entire life revolved around her love for her family, community, and friends. She enjoyed attending sporting events, playing cards with friends, and simply taking time to enjoy life. Julie would spend time gardening, cooking and baking, mowing the yard, scrapbooking, quilting, bowling or playing farkle and bunko. Special events that Julie enjoyed attending were the JD Memorial Bull riding, the Stock Show in Rapid City and the NFR in Las Vegas. She purely loved helping others and dedicated her lifetime to everyone close to her.
She was a member of the Agar United Methodist Church and when she was younger, 4-H.
Julie’s life will be cherished by her husband, Doug of Agar; her sons: Justin (Beth) and Jared (Carlie Soper) all of Gettysburg; one granddaughter: Henley Julia Jan of Gettysburg; her parents: John “Tug” and Joan Bush of Pierre; siblings: Jeff (Michele) Bush of Pierre, Jolene Bush of Custer, Janelle (Lynn) Hawks of Rapid City, and Jerry (Carol) Bush of Pierre; and her many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and one godson, JD Weischedel.
A memorial has been established at BankWest, 101 Main St, Onida, SD 57564.
Luce Funeral Home of Gettysburg has been entrusted with Julie’s arrangements. (www.familyfuneralhome.net)