Charles D. “Chuck” Joachim, age 87, of Miltona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at his home.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with Pastor Terry Finnern and Pastor Kirk Lee officiating. Music is provided by Lynette Finnern. Full military honors accorded by the Minnesota Honor Guard and the Parkers Prairie American Legion Post #219. Interment will take place at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, West Miltona.
Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, December 5, 2022, at Lind Family Funeral Home in Alexandria with a prayer service taking place at 6:30 p.m.. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Charles Donald was born on June 13, 1935, to Karl and Hilda (Domres) Joachim in Wales, North Dakota. He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Dresden, North Dakota and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Nekoma, North Dakota. He attended elementary school in Nekoma and graduated from Nekoma High School in 1953. Following his education, he attended telegraph school and upon completion went to work with his dad and brother on the Soo Line Railroad. He was drafted into the United States Army and served his country from 1958 to 1960. He married Ina Hertwig on May 18, 1963, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Miltona. He continued to work for Soo Line, today known as Canadian Pacific Railway, holding various positions for 39 years and retired in 1992. In his retirement, Chuck continued to stay busy and worked at Arrowwood Resort. He was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a former member of the Miltona American Legion Post #139. He enjoyed deer hunting, drinking coffee while playing cards and “Go-Shake” with the boys, snowmobiling, and his favorite hobby spearing on Lake Miltona.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Karl and Hilda; brothers, Roy and Edward Joachim; sisters, Joyce Sperling and Gayla Korfhage; and infant sister, Melva Joachim
Chuck is survived by his wife, Ina Joachim; son, Rick Joachim of Bertha; sister, Marlys “Molly” Schultz of Parkers Prairie; grandchildren, Shelby Joachim, and Charles Joachim of Miltona; canine buddy, Rosco; and many nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are Eric Schultz, Gary Froemming, Gerald Smith, Shelby Joachim, Charles Joachim, and Scott Korfhage. Honorary pallbearers are Jerry Domres, Ron Engel, Don Kalpin, Pat “Moose” Riedel, Jason Bous, Jill Lahman, Tony Sperling, and in memoriam Reiny Luedeke.