|Birth: ||Jan. 31, 1945|
St. Louis City
|Death: ||Aug. 19, 2008|
Michael Bachmann of Isabella, Missouri went home to be with the Lord on August 19, 2008. Mike was born in St. Louis, Missouri on January 31, 1945 to Merrill and Martha Bachmann. After graduating from Saint Clair High School, Saint Clair, Missouri, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served our Nation in Vietnam. Mike served nine years total, active and reserved.
While serving in the armed forces Mike met Helen McGregor McDonald during an unscheduled port for repairs in Glasgow, Scotland. Miss McDonald moved to the United States and they were married November 20, 1965. Mike worked for a short time for the Chrysler Corporation and then went on to work for Anheuser Busch Corporation for 37 years retiring in 2003. Mike was the third generation of Bachmann’s to work at the St. Louis Brewery.
Mike was an active member of Frontier Baptist Church, Pontiac, Missouri. He is well known in the region as the “Cross Man” in which he handed out small wooden crosses worn as a necklace to all who ask about the cross. The crosses served as a ministry tool to share the Gospel of Christ.
Mike is survived by his wife of 44 years, Helen, and his three children, daughter Deborah and husband John Reynolds of St. Louis County, Missouri; son Michael and wife Dawn Bachmann of Litchfield, Illinois; and son Kirk and wife Heather Bachmann of Troy, Missouri. He is also survived by five grandchildren Meghan, Madeline, Thomas, John, and Emma; his brother Louis Bachmann and wife Carol of Madison, Missouri; and a host of other distant relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and infant baby brother.
Funeral services will be Saturday, August 23, 2008, 2:00 PM at Frontier Baptist Church in Pontiac, Missouri with Ron Pinckney officiating. Interment will follow in the Pontiac Cemetery with Military Honor Guard present. Visitation will be Friday, August 22, 2008, 6 – 9PM at Frontier Baptist Church. Services are under the direction of Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Gainesville.
Merrill Phillip Bachmann (1924 - 1996)
Martha Jane Bachmann (1923 - 1991)
Helen MacDonald Bachmann (1946 - 2009)*
Created by: J & J Wiggins
Record added: Sep 22, 2008
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