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Alberta Ann Jochumsen

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Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

12:00(Noon) - 2:00 P.M.

Location: Our Savior's
Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota





Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Time: 2:00 P.M.

Location: Our Savior's
Lutheran Church
Austin, Minnesota

Fort Snelling
National Cemetery
Minneapolis, Minnesota


Alberta A. “Bert” Jochumsen, age 62 of Rush City, MN, formerly of Austin, MN, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Thorne Crest Retirement Center in Albert Lea, MN. Alberta Ann Stoddard was born January 9, 1956 in Fort Carson, Colorado, the daughter of Samuel and Jo (Thomas) Stoddard. She grew up in Littleton, Colorado and attended Littleton High School. After high school, Alberta enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in the Vietnam War beginning in August of 1974.  She continued to proudly serve her country until her honorable discharge in September of 1982. Alberta met Kevin Jochumsen at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, South Dakota.  They were married on January 22, 1981.  Together the couple raised 4 children. She held various jobs over the years, including at Walgreens in Cambridge, Minnesota as a clerk. While living in Austin she was inducted into the Mower County USBC Hall of Fame for bowling. Most recently, Alberta lived in Rush City.  She enjoyed fishing, crocheting, playing cards, and spending time with her grand kids.

Survivors include her husband Kevin Jochumsen of Rush City, MN; children Thomas (Denise) Quates of Poth, TX, Krystal (Adrian) Merfeld of Austin, MN, Kurt Jochumsen of Austin, MN, Katherine Jochumsen of Lake Mills, IA; 8 grandchildren Mathew, Aidan, Savanna, Micheal, Logan, Kelli, Daniel, and Kolby; daughter-in-law and son-in-law Monica (Edward) Amarille of Poth, TX ; in-laws Robert and LaRayne Jochumsen; brothers Alfred (Tina) Stoddard of Anchorage, AK, Chris Stoddard of Eagle River, AK; sisters Diana (Steven) Withem of Marshfield, MA, Dee (Jim) Schneider of Firestone, CO, Joyce Gallagher of Longmont, CO; sisters-in-law Kellee Jochumsen of Austin, MN, KaLyn Ellis of Seattle, WA, Karyn (Lee Dority) Nelson of Austin, MN; brothers-in-law Kendahl Jochumsen of Rochester, MN, Kerry (Katie) Jochumsen of Austin, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents Samuel and Jo Stoddard.         

A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Austin with Pastor Karen Behling officiating. The Jochumsen family will greet friends from 12:00(Noon)-2:00 p.m. prior to the service at the church on Tuesday. Interment will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home in Austin.


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