|Nicholas Lee Yochum|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Monday, June 11, 2012 12:20 PM|
Dec. 1, 1941-June 9, 2012
Nicholas Lee Yochum, 70, of Lima, died at 9:56 p.m. Saturday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.
He was born Dec. 1, 1941, in Landeck to Albert and Lula (Musser) Yochum, who preceded him in death.
Survivors include daughter Kristy Reynolds of Lima; son Rob (Amy) Yochum of Lima; brother Ronald Yochum of Lima; grandchildren Ty Reynolds, Addison Yochum, Rachel Evans and Austin Bice; and a former spouse, Judy (Richie) Crouch of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.
Mr. Yochum enlisted in the U.S. Marines and served in Vietnam as a radio telephone operator. He had worked at Ex-Cell-O and also Chrysler. He then worked as a factory laborer with Joint Systems Manufacturing Center for 39 years before retiring June 1. He was a member of American Legion Post 96, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275, Marine Corps League and the Vietnam Veterans of America. Every Memorial Day, he took great pride in assisting the placement of flags on fellow veterans’ graves at local cemeteries. He was a 1960 graduate of St. Johns High School. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and family.
Services will begin at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral and Cremation Services Shawnee Chapel, Chaplain Dick Coon officiating. Burial will follow in Gethsemani Cemetery with military rites by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1275 and the U.S. Marines.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors.
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