Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Leo Jochum, age 91, of Fridley, formerly of Albany will be 12:00 PM Thursday, September 11, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will take place in the parish cemetery. Leo passed away Sunday afternoon at home with his wife by his side. There will be visitation from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM Wednesday, September 10th at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in Albany and again at 11:00 AM at the church on Thursday prior to mass. Parish prayers will be at 7:00 PM at the funeral home. Funeral arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.Leo was born on August 4, 1923 in St. Martin, MN to Anton and Elizabeth (Blonigan) Jochum. Leo grew up and farmed in farming township. In 1955 he moved to Columbia Heights. He married Irene Birr on May 25, 1957 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. The couple resided in Columbia Heights until 1971 and then moved to Fridley. Leo worked at Portec Pioneer Division building road equipment. He retired in 1987. He enjoyed woodworking and crafting and he especially loved ice fishing in the winters.He is survived by his wife, Irene; children, Diane Knutson, Coon Rapids; Doreen (Tom) Lucht, Franklin, WI; Debra (Mark) Miller, Grafton, WI and David Jochum, Elgin, IL; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Troy) Dey, Eric Knutson, Marisa Lucht and Jessica Lucht; great-grandson, Rowan Dey; sister, Clara Schlueter, Albany; brothers-in-law, Norbert Husmann, Colombia Heights, Romaine Hoffarth, Avon and Howard (Donna) Birr, Albany; sister-in-law, Gertrude Jochum, St. Paul.He is preceded in death by his parents, Anton and Elizabeth; sisters, Christine Hoffarth, Alma Husmann, Marcella Buttweiler, brother, Walter Jochum and son-in-law, Martin Knutson.