Joseph (Joe) was born of George and Anna (Lasco) Pachan of Browerville, MN on December 3, 1932.
Joe was brother to John, Andrew, Helen (House - Art), Emma (Buhl-Charlie), Evelyn (Jonckowski-Bob), Anne (Wettstein-Ray), Mary (Nelson-Gerald), Edward (Doris), and Alex (Judy).
Joe attended school in Browerville. After school he enlisted in the US Army where he served during the Korean War.
After the war, Joe married Margaret Doege in Long Prairie on June 20th, 1960 where they began farming at their current residence.
Joe and Margaret had 11 children: George (Chung), Mike (Cheryl), Roger (Tammi), Joe Jr., Jean (Vogel-Scott), Dennis (Jen), Lawrence, Randy (Vaughn), Paul, Jim (Amy), Janice (Kolles-Nathan). 19 Grandchildren, 4 Great-grandchildren and 1 on the way.
They were members of St Mary of Mt Carmel church where Joe held the position of head usher for many years and member of the Knights of Columbus.
Joe is preceded in death by his parents, brothers John and Andrew, sisters Helen, Emma and Mary, and grandson Travis.