All we ever want is to Learn and Love and Grow.
  • 47 years old
  • Born on March 31, 1970 in Denver, Colorado, United States.
  • Passed away on November 8, 2017 in Chaska, Minnesota, United States.

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 uploaded here, or emailed to honoringadamj@gmail.com.  His obituary can be read here - and on the His Life link above.

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 honoringadamj@gmail.com. Checks can be made out to Stephenie Jochum and sent to Stephenie Jochum, ℅ Julie Gartrell, 535A Laurel Ave, St. Paul, MN 55102. 

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.

Posted by Elizabeth Bankole on 30th January 2018
...I didn’t hear about Adams death until early December and boy did it break my heart. My husband and I were so lucky and blessed to have Adam shoot our wedding video. I can’t believe he’s gone since it was just 6 months ago when we saw him last, because of Adam my wedding day will be a memorable one for years to come. However I can’t help but feel sadness whenever I watch the video knowing that Adam is no longer with us. Adam was very professional, kind, thoughtful, and his smile was so welcoming. I remember speaking with him in early October regarding our wedding video, I’m so grateful I got to thank him and expressed my appreciation for the work he did. Rest peacefully Adam. My deepest condolences to his family and loved ones.
Posted by D D on 12th December 2017
My tribute to Adam is different from most I’ve read...mainly because I did not know him. But the pain of losing a dear loved one is a language I know too well. While everyone's journey is different, recovery is a path we must all travel. Our family has been helped so much by a very thoughtful brochure, "When Someone You Love Dies" (link below). Please know that you have been remembered by our family today. http://www.jw.org/download/?output=html&pub=we&fileformat=MP3&alllangs=0&langwritten=E&txtCMSLang=E&isBible=0
Posted by Desdamona Racheli on 15th November 2017
Adam was the videographer when Industrial Honey went to Berlin and Prague some years ago. One of the most memorable moments of the trip was when we were eating at a cafe in Prague and we needed some attention so Adam says, "Where's the proprietor of this establishment?" We all busted up laughing because... who uses such big words?!?! He was so much fun, plus doing such beautiful work. Our hearts go out to all of his family.
Posted by Cynthia Mcdaniel on 13th November 2017
I worked with Adam in Wholesale at Wells Fargo! He was always helpful and a pleasure to work with. Praying for the family during this difficult time!
Posted by Tom Geyer on 12th November 2017
I met Adam in 1992 when I moved to Minneapolis from South Dakota after college. I'm not sure exactly how we met, but it revolved around a tight knit group of friends connected by a love for laughter and music. I had the honor of creating a design for Adam and Stephenie's wedding invitations; a knotwork tree of life, with a couple embraced in a kiss. And what a wedding it was, with live music and carriage rides! When I made my decision to relocate to Colorado in 2009, Adam and Steph graciously employed me for a month at Crow River Coffee, so there wouldn't be a gap in my resume. I loved every minute....greeted every morning with enthusiastic smiles and a hot cuppa! Over the last 8 years, I had only a few opportunities to visit , but the last time I got to hang out with Adam, he was in Colorado. After a day at a trade show, we took a hike in the melting spring snow of White Ranch Open Space, a place full of quiet beauty and majesty. Then we headed back down to Arvada for.....yep, a cup of coffee in a local shop. Most recently, Adam again provided me with a reference that helped me start a new job only two weeks ago. Adam was excited for me, and we texted enthusiastically about my new opportunity. Adam always supported me, and has been a true friend for half of my life. I am indebted to the Jochums for their kindness, and I hope that in this difficult transition, you can reach out to me, as I did to you, amazing friends. Love to you from Colorado, where Adam's memory has indelibly lit my path going forward.
Posted by Benjamin Higginbotham on 12th November 2017
Coffee and video, that's how we got to know Caf. I call him Caf, short for his online handle of @Cafn8ed because that's how we met: online. We connected with and through technology. In fact, we met him while we were doing one of our first podcasts: Technology Evangelist. Back when UStream was first getting started, Caf would join us in lively discussion for hours each day. Eventually we met in person and when we discussed having another idea for a different show, he said he was "in". We worked out the details and next thing you know Spacevidcast had it's own studio (In the back of Crow River Coffee) with Caf as our first director! He always did everything he could to assist us in any venture, even when that included going on wild field trips to retrieve and then install 8ft satellite dishes, and help lay the groundwork for what we have today. He was kind, outgoing, smart, funny and an all around great guy. He will be forever missed.
Posted by Benjamin Higginbotham on 12th November 2017
Coffee and video, that's how we got to know Caf. I call him Caf, short for his online handle of @Cafn8ed because that's how we met: online. We connected with and through technology. In fact, we met him while we were doing one of our first podcasts: Technology Evangelist. Back when UStream was first getting started, Caf would join us in lively discussion for hours each day. Eventually we met in person and when we discussed having another idea for a different show, he said he was "in". We worked out the details and next thing you know Spacevidcast had it's own studio (In the back of Crow River Coffee) with Caf as our first director! He always did everything he could to assist us in any venture, even when that included going on wild field trips to retrieve and then install 8ft satellite dishes, and help lay the groundwork for what we have today. He was kind, outgoing, smart, funny and an all around great guy. He will be forever missed.
Posted by Martha Anderson on 11th November 2017
Stephanie....my heart and soul go out to you and to Teagan. Adam - gone too soon but always ever-present. Here's to a life well lived and well remembered. Reading some of these tributes emphasizes the impact Adam has had on friends, family members, and the music community. So very beautiful! Peace sister!
Posted by Becky Warren on 11th November 2017
I met Adam when I worked at Crow River Coffee Co. At first, it seemed he was always hustling while Steph was holding down the fort at the store. Teagan was a wee one toolin' around. Adam and Steph were making it all work so they could try out this crazy dream. Adam was passionate and he translated his passion with Steph into making the shop a go-to for excellent coffee and food in that community and the surrounding communities. But besides his hard work, really, what I remember most is his laughter that rang through the shop when, say, he had a realization for why a fuse would keep breaking or if he finally realized that he wasn't crazy, that it was faulty wiring or something else that was keeping something from working the way he expected it to work. At one point, he set up karaoke in the back for some of us to hold a weekly karaoke night. Few came but it was a joy to sing and to get to hear *him* sing a few times. Adam would come in and chat for a minute, and I credit those chats with Adam and Steph - together and separate- that helped me consider the possibilities in life, making dreams reality, and finding love and safety among wonder and exploration. Steph and Adam have opened their hearts and their home to me, during joyful times and as well during painful times when great healing was needed. The love and graciousness, and the wit and creativity in their souls are true blessings. Adam's commitment [through love] to his family and to his work will always be an inspiration and something to hold dear. Blessed be on your journey, Adam.
Posted by Paul Hagen on 11th November 2017
I met Adam in 1989 at weekly Grateful Dead Nights at a dive called The Restaurant at the north end of Lake Calhoun. Jeffrey Flaws regaled us with live recordings of Dead shows played through his big audio rig and a bunch of us became family. Adam was the fresh-faced kid with the kilowatt smile that lit up the room and made everyone feel welcome. He never lost that in the 28 years that followed as our rag-tag little family careened through time and space together. On the road to Midwest Dead shows. At weekly Space Heaters shows after Jerry passed. On an island in Wisconsin for many a magical weekend. And more recently, at Fladcasts where he put the music of our towns online so the whole world could discover it. Adam was a prime mover at the center of it all. He was always making things happen for our family without ever short-changing his own family. He was a creative, resourceful, steadfast life partner to Stephenie and the World's Okayest Dad to Teagan. Thank you, Adam, for shining your light on our lives. We are all better people for having known you. You stood upon a mountain top Walked barefoot in the snow Gave the best you had to give How much you'll never know
Posted by Bea Yates on 11th November 2017
And to the Jochum family, just know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this extremely difficult time.
Posted by Bea Yates on 11th November 2017
Adam was such a genuine guy. I had the opportunity and pleasure of training him when he first started at Wells Fargo. Sharp as a tact when it came to grasping the procedures. Recently I have had the pleasure of working with him on a project and we had grown pretty close. He was my go to guy and always looked to him for guidance when I got stuck on something. I am going to miss that. He was always there to help me (and others). Big heart and awesome guy. Rest now Adam...
Posted by Daniel McDermott on 10th November 2017
I met Adam in 2007 when we shot the final Funk Junkies gig out at Rails to Trails together. We became fast friends after that. He was a major help on many of my early film projects including helping me to produce my first feature length film "Courtship, Sex, Commitment" which has 1,000,000,000+ views on YouTube. Be he didn't stop there, Adam hired me to play acoustic shows at the coffee shop, often called me to assist him on video gigs, and he was always open to give advice on a variety of subjects. He was a beautiful peaceful soul, a kind and generous man, who loved music and worked hard to provide for his family. I am a better person for having known him. Love and peace to Stephenie, Teagan, and all of Adams family and friends.
Posted by Aptil Moody on 10th November 2017
Adam was such a cool person, a free spirit with love for all. We wish your family hope, love, and peace through this grieving process and know that we are here for you and Teagan in whatever you may need.

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