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Deremiah Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel

700 West Gourley Pike, Bloomington, IN

OBITUARY

Veronica "Ronnie" Jean (Gull) Jachim

February 21, 1942May 27, 2019

Veronica Jean Gull Jachim "Ronnie", 77, of Bloomington passed away on Monday May 27, 2019 at IU Health Hospice House surrounded by her loving family. Veronica was born on February 21, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Eleanore (Adrian) and Edward Gull. Veronica grew up in Michigan City, IN. She graduated from Rosary College (now Domican University) in River Forest, IL. Upon graduation, Veronica became the LaPorte County Probation Officer. On November 27, 1965 she married Joseph A. Jachim, son of Stella (Regula) and Edward J. Jachim of New Buffalo, MI. Upon honorable discharge from the Air Force, Ronnie and Joe moved to Bloomington, IN. She had many different career choices from running KinderCare on the east side to working retail at several department stores. She finally settled down and retired from being a secretary for State Farm Agents, Mark Goodson and Henry Wichman in Ellettsville. Family and faith were very important to Veronica. She and her husband raised two sons (Joe and Matt) here in Bloomington. She was a dedicated mother. She supported her boys by being PTO president, a room mom, and supporting their activities as they grew up. In May 1973, Veronica and her family survived a tornado that hit Bloomington and destroyed many homes. They were founding members of St. John's Catholic Church, where they were active members. Veronica was the wedding coordinator for the church, as well as president of the Women's Club. She chaired the St. John's Craft Show for several years, which helped bring in funds to support many of the church's ongoing programs. Veronica loved paper crafting on her cricket. She made items and had her own booth at the craft shows. She always made holiday goodies for the Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen and the IU Students at St. Paul's Catholic Center. On of her designs, a 4th of July Gazebo and Uncle Sam design is copyrighted at Jennifer Maker My Scrap Chic. One of her other talents was sewing. She enjoyed making scrub caps for any doctor that she or her husband had to see. She also catered events for both for the church and for friends. Veronica and Joe loved to vacation in Hilton Head Island, SC which they had done for the past 40 years and began spending the winters therefor the past 20 years. Her children and their families would often spend spring breaks with her and create many happy memories. They were very active at Holy Family Catholic Church, and worked the Grateful Hearts Soup Kitchen weekly. As the family grew, Veronica spent time enjoying her grandchildren, and attending events that they were all involved in (swimming, ice skating, baseball, and FFA/4H). Veronica is survived by her husband Joseph A. Jachim, her sons: Joseph E. Jachim (Stephanie) of Bloomington, IN and Matthew A. Jachim (Jennifer) of South Bend, IN, and seven grandchildren: Joshua, Peter, Nicholas, Clare, Mary, Molly, and Katie. She was preceded in death by her mother and father Eleanor and Edward Jachim; as well as her mother-in-law and father-in-law Stella and Edward Jachim. Veronica was one of the most outgoing people you could have ever known. She would do anything for anyone! She had a beautiful soul and was a wonderful role model for her family and friends. She was the greatest story teller of life's greatest moments in our family. She used her creative talents to make others feel special. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019 at Deremiah-Frye Mortuary Greene & Harrell Chapel, 700 W. Gourley Pike. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 3, 2019 at St. Paul's Catholic Center, 1413 E. 17th Street in Bloomington, IN with Father Michael Fritsch officiating. Interment will follow at Mother of the Redeemer Farm. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.DeremiahFryeMortuary.com

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 2, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Monday, June 3, 2019

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Veronica "Ronnie" Jean (Gull) Jachim

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Karen Nee

June 5, 2019

Our condolences to Ronnie’s family. We remember her as a wonderful neighbor and our babysitter in Michigan City.
From the Markowski children: Connie, Kathy, Karen, John, and Gene

Glenda and Larry Chestnut

June 4, 2019

Ronnie was such a beautiful person both inside and out. I will remember her kindness forever. May God be with the family.

Joyce Peden

June 2, 2019

Joe and family, wanted to send out sympathy with the passing of "Ronnie", our neighbor on North Maple Grove Road. We are so sorry to hear of this loss . She was a wonderful lady, very friendly and community minded, willing to help however she could. She will be missed in our community.
Joe and Joyce Peden

Marie Cherundolo

June 2, 2019

To Joe and family, sending deepest sympathy and heart felt thoughts. Ronnies' friends and sisterhood will miss her greatly.Prayers and thoughts are with you.
Marie and Chuck

Darlene Sites

June 2, 2019

We send our heartfelt sympathy to Joe and the family. She was a gracious , wonderful lady. and will be missed by her Hilton Head Sisterhood. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Sue Cronkhite

May 31, 2019

Dear Stephanie and family,

So sorry to read about Ronnie's passing. We shared many pleasant conversations during her time working at Henry Wichman's State Farm office. She was a great lady and so proud of her family!

Charlene Miller

May 31, 2019

Ronnie and Joe, you two always had a smile for me, and you two were among the first to warmly welcome me to St John’s.
My heart grieves for you, Joe, and for all of your family.
Ronnie always was concerned for others, and when I encountered health problems, she prayed for me, gave me some good advice, and then presented me with Water from The Farm! She told me to use it, but I still treasure it, and I always will! Ronnie had a great sense of humor, and was always ready to give advice like the favorite auntie she was. She wasn’t quite old enough to be my mom, but she could have been a great young auntie, or even a big sister!
May the Angels Lead her into Paradise, May the Martyrs come to Welcome her, and take her to the Holy City, the New and Eternal Jerusalem.

Allan McLaughlin

May 31, 2019

You were my "big sister," you always began our conversations that way. Your visiting each winter was a blessing to me.
I was shocked to get the phone call saying you had moved on. Heaven has a special place for you Ronnie!

BJ McElroy

May 31, 2019

Oh Ronnie, you will be missed. We had many good, fun times together. Joe, and boys, thank you for sharing her with all of us who loved her. BJ

Susan (Crama) Bunce

May 30, 2019

When I was young I spent many a time at her home on Michigan Blvd. in Michigan City. My family (the Crama family) lived just a couple houses east on the other side of the road. I would go over to her house to play with her sister Patty, and Ronnie would be there often to entertain us with her drawing and crafts. Loved spending time with her in those days. They are wonderful memories that I will always keep in my heart!!! She will be missed and never forgotten!!! Blessings and Prayers to her family!!!

FROM THE FAMILY