Hedwig "Hedy" (Mares) Joachim

Hedwig "Hedy" (Mares) Joachim, born of Czech heritage in rural New Prague, MN to John Mares and Mary Bartusek, Hedwig (Hedy) Joachim was the second youngest of seven children, all of whom preceded her in death. Those siblings are Eugene Maresh, Philomene Kopesky Boyd, Florence Wermerskirchen, Theophil (Toby) Mares, Helen Heckenliable and Anselma (Ann) Langer Schwingler.  Also preceding her in death was her husband, Raymond, and son, John. 

After attending a one room schoolhouse and St. Wenceslaus Catholic School in New Prague, Hedy completed her education at Jordan High School. Upon completion of beauty school in St. Paul, she opened Hedy's Beauty Shop in Jordan in 1943 and sold the enterprise seven years later. 

Raymond Joachim and Hedy were married in 1947 and Hedy eventually joined her husband in several of his business ventures including, but not limited to, Jordan Insurance Agency, Jordan Tax Service, Farm and City Associates and Jordan Real Estate. 

She had a love of life and was dedicated to improving our world and the lives of everyone she knew. During Hedy's lifetime her community service included active membership in countless church and civic organizations and groups including Jordaness Lions, DFL, VFW Auxiliary, Cub Scouts, American Red Cross, Christian Mothers Society, Scott County Fair and numerous others. 

She was preceded in death by son, John, and her husband of more than 50 years, Raymond. Thereafter Hedy lived independently on her own even though impacted, but not handicapped, with nearly 100% vision loss. 

Hedy was especially proud and forever grateful of her Jordan community, its schools, churches, local government and civic organizations, as well as for the support afforded the family business ventures. Above all she was especially thankful of her many treasured dear friends who shared with her a most beautiful life. The longtime Jordan resident is survived by children Ray (Faye Sparks), Mary (Dale Oldenburg) and Paul as well as by grandchildren Graham Joachim, Allison (Chris Perske), Anthony (Andrea Oldenburg), Adam (Kristi Schultz), Thomas and Mallory (Corbin Derrick). Hedy was great-grandmother to Elizabeth and Gabrielle Perske, Jack and Charlee, and Cole Joachim. 

Funeral arrangements are pending.




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