Adam A. Jochum passed away unexpectedly in his home on November 8th, 2017, age 47. Born in Denver, CO, Adam moved to Bemidji, MN, in 1982; graduated high school in Dallas, Texas, in 1988; spent a year in college in Osaka, Japan, and received a degree in International Business from Mankato State University in 1992. He married the love of his life, Stephenie Davis Jochum, in 1998; their daughter Teagan, his shining star, was born in 2001.
Adam was a man who "juggled many plates" - from his profession as a Systems Analyst for Wells Fargo to his experiences as an entrepreneur. Adam & Stephenie owned the Crow River Coffee Company in Watertown, MN from 2004 to 2011. As an avid videographer, Adam produced Space Vidcast, Seesmic, and the weekly Fladcast, along with countless other live music performances. Adam loved sharing his love of local music with his Minnesota community & the online community around the world. As a professional wedding videographer, he had a gift for capturing love stories and creating beautiful moving memories.
Adam lived life to the fullest, and he loved to share it with his friends. He was a true "Dead Head" in body & soul and traveled around the country with The Grateful Dead. Adam surrounded himself with a loving, diverse and wonderful community throughout his life. He believed in openness, respect and individuality - values that he embodied through and through. His smile and laugh were infectious, his charm inescapable, his sharp wit and intellect his trademark. Adam cultivated strong relationships and gave everything he could to those he loved. A devoted husband and father, caring son, brother, and uncle, his dedication to his family was beyond compare.
Adam is deeply loved and mourned by his wife of 19 years, Stephenie and their daughter Teagan; parents Julie Gartrell, Doug Jochum, Dan Gartrell and Sue Jochum; siblings and their families Angi, Steffen, Julia, Oliver and Douglas Jochum; Sara, Steve, Thomas, Claire and Lauren Borgerding; Kateri and Seth Jochum; parents-in-law Steve and Patricia Davis and in-laws Steve and Kristine "Swen" Davis.
A memorial gathering in celebration of Adam's life will take place at Huber Funeral Homes Excelsior Chapel, 520 Second Street, Excelsior, MN 55331, on Sunday, November 12th, from 2-5 pm.
In lieu of flowers, memorials will be accepted to directly support the immediate needs of Stephenie & Teagan during this life transition.
Memorials can be made through PayPal to Stephenie at firstname.lastname@example.org. Checks can be made out to Stephenie Jochum and sent to Stephenie Jochum, ℅ Julie Gartrell, 535A Laurel Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102.
Stephenie would appreciate written, audio or videotaped stories and memories of Adam to create a memory album for Teagan. Photos and other memorabilia would also be welcome. Items can be emailed, mailed or brought to the memorial gathering.
The Jochum family appreciates the outpouring of condolences, love and support they are receiving from this beautiful community Adam, Stephenie & Teagan call friends and family. Thank you.