Amanda Alexandra Bach, age 19, a life long resident of Portage, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011. She was born on July 7, 1992 in Crown Point, the daughter of William and Sandra Bach, Jr. Amanda is a 2011 graduate of Portage High School and is currently employed as a hostess at Quaker Steak and Lube in Portage. Amanda is a wonderful daughter who enjoyed running, basketball, and hiking. She enjoyed going to the beach and being with her family and her friends. She will always be remembered for her incredibly beautiful smile and the vibrance she brought into our lives.
Amanda is survived by her loving family; parents William and Sandra Bach, her sister Sarah Bach, grandparents, William and Margaret Bach, Sr., uncle Russ (Kathy) Bach, aunt Donna Frydl, uncle Dan Bach, grandmother Mina Santos, grandfather Julio Santos, Sr., uncle Julio (Elizabeth) Santos, Jr., aunt Diana (Modesto) Garza, uncle Ruben (Anna) Santos, aunt Sonya (Carlos) Cespedes, numerous cousins, other loving family, and very dear friends.
A visitation for Amanda Bach will be held from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, September 22, 2011 directly at Nativity of Our Savior Catholic Church, 2949 Willowcreek Road, Portage. A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, September 23, 2011 at Nativity Catholic Church with Father Andrew Corona, officiating. Cremation will follow. Memorials in Amanda's memory may be made to the Amanda Bach Memorial Fund at Harris Bank. For further information please contact Rees Funeral Home at (219) 762-3013 or online at www.reesfuneralhomes.com.
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.