Louis Roy Bachman, 87, of Meadows at Mercy Creek formerly
of Gridley, IL passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 4,
2013. He took his last breath at 4:10 pm when his soul was
resurrected to heaven.
Louis was born on February 28, 1926 in Low Point, IL
a son of Arthur and Ida Sutter Bachman. He married Bernice
Stalter on December 14, 1947 at Waldo Mennonite Church. She
survives. Also surviving are four daughters, Christine Hill
of Bloomington, IL; Connie (Dan) Roberts of Lexington, KY; Gail
(Bill Arrighi) Bachman of Livermore, CA; Joy (Rick) Hostetter of
Elkhart, IN; six grandsons, one granddaughter, four
great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Violet Davis and Ethel
Litwiller both of Hopedale, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three
sisters, and one brother.
Farming was important in his life and he enjoyed the
black soil and growth of the crops which resulted from it. Louis
and his wife also enjoyed travel. They worked with the
medical missions international group in Honduras. The visited
the Holy Land and followed the Apostle Paul's journeys. Their
travels took them with Mennonite Central Committee to India and
Bangladesh to see first hand where these people hand carved many of
the crafts that were being sold and displayed at the Spare and
Share Shoppe in Gridley where Louis and his wife spent many hours
volunteering. Louis served as head usher for many years at
the former Waldo Mennonite Church. He loved the Lord and
loved to talk to people.
A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 8,
2013 from 10:30-11:30 at the Prairie View Mennonite Church in
Flanagan where Louis was a member. This will be followed by a short
service and lunch. Pastor Fred Criminger will
officiate. Burial will be held at Waldo Cemetery for
immediate family only with cremation rites accorded. " God
exchanges beauty for ashes". Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in
El Paso is assisting the family with their arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be
made to Prairie View Mennonite Church in Flanagan or the Spare and
Share Shoppe in Gridley, IL. Online condolences may be
directed to his family at ruestmanharrisfuneralhome.com.
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