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Nicholas S Bachman
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Birth: May 9, 1921
Death: Apr. 13, 2009

Nick was born in Langdon, N.D., to Andrew and Magdalena (Berger) Bachman. He grew up on the farm with his three brothers and two sisters. He worked in the Portland shipyards before joining the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II. He served in North Africa and Italy. He was honorably discharged and returned to North Dakota. He met Lillian "Polly" Paulson. They married and moved to Portland, in 1946. Nick and Polly had seven children. Tragically, two additional infant sons died. He spent his working years in the lumber industry - first with Jones Lumber Company and then with Weyerhaeuser. His son, Fred, worked with him for 18 years. A staunch union man, Nick was a member of Teamsters Local 162 for 20 years. Nick was an avid gardener and took pride in providing home-grown fruits and vegetables for his family. Besides gardening, he enjoyed woodworking and passed these skills on to his sons and his 4-H group. He also enjoyed music and sang in the church choir. He loved going on family picnics, the outdoors and fishing. Nick and Polly loved to dance and play cards. They passed on their competitive spirit to their children. Sadly, Polly passed away in March 1975. Besides his great love for his family, Nick had a strong faith and devotion to his church, attending Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church for more than 55 years. Nick met Frances Sagdal at a church dance. They married on July 10, 1976. She had five grown children. Between them, they have 30 grandchildren and 47 great-grandchildren with several more on the way. Though the noise could get quite loud at family gatherings, Nick loved having the kids around. A few years ago, Nick developed Alzheimer's disease and he and Fran moved to St. Anthony's Village, an assisted living complex. Eventually, Nick resided in the Alzheimer's unit where he passed away on April 13, 2009. Nick is survived by his wife, Frances; his children, Fred (JoAnn) Bachman, Janice Green, Linda Bachman, David (Mary Beth) Bachman, Pauline (Barry) Mogus, Richard (Debbie) Bachman, and Nancy (Jessie) Martindale; his stepchildren, Lori (Herman) Vandehey, Larry Sagdal, Chris (Laura) Sagdal, Patty (Terry) Kalhar and Sigrid (Kenny) Guinn; 30 grandchildren; and 47 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Maryann Wilhelmi; brother, Clarence (Helen) Bachman of Vion, Ill.; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Nick was preceded in death by his first wife, Lillian "Polly"; two infant sons; his parents; brothers, Pete and Leo; and sisters, Agnes Pengilly and Julia Louise Bachman. Nick was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a quiet strength and was loved by all who knew him. He will be sorely missed. Recitation of the rosary was on April 16, 2009, and a Requiem Mass was held on April 17, 2009, in St. Anthony Catholic Church, Portland. Nick was laid to rest in Willamette National Cemetery on April 20, 2009. The family suggests remembrances to your parish St. Vincent de Paul; Meals on Wheels; or Providence Hospice.

Published in The Oregonian on 4/26/2009 
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  Lillian Paulson Bachman (1923 - 1975)*
*Calculated relationship
Willamette National Cemetery
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section L Site 4625
Created by: GCO
Record added: Apr 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36254991
Nicholas S Bachman
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Nicholas S Bachman
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