Wilfred Bachmann

Wilfred  Bachmann

Wilfred E. Bachmann, age 94, of Norwood Young America, Minn., passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, Minn. Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, 11 a.m., at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Bongards, Minn., with interment following in the Ascension Catholic Cemetery.
Clergy Officiating: Pastor Adam Westrich. Congregational Hymns: How Great Thou Art, Abide With Me & In The Garden. Casket Bearers: Larry Bachmann, Larry Hoof, Larry Ide, Ken Bachmann, Christine Smith, MaryLynn Borchardt
Wilfred Edward Bachmann was born on Oct. 1, 1919, in Benton Township, Minn. He was the son of Henry J. and Bertha (Harms) Bachmann. Wilfred was baptized as an infant on Nov. 2, 1919 by Rev. Rosenou, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on April 9, 1933, by Rev. Berkenkamp both at St. Johns Church in Bongards, Minnesota. He went to country school, District #58 and later attended high school at Central High in Norwood Young America, where he graduated as valedictorian on June 10, 1937.
On Oct. 21, 1962, Wilfred was united in marriage to Clariss Glatzel by Fr. Russel at the Church of the Ascension in Norwood Young America, Minnesota. The couple made their home in Norwood Young America. Wilfred and Clariss nearly shared 52 years of marriage.
Wilfred worked a variety of jobs before he began working for the Bongards Creamery where he was a meticulous book keeper for over 30 years. He retired from there in 1982. He was a lifelong member at St. Johns United Church of Christ in Bongards.
Wilfred enjoyed cooking, playing cards, crossword puzzles and crafts, having a steady hand for painting. But perhaps his greatest love was traveling with Clariss, together they went to every one of the 50 states and also traveled to Canada and Europe visiting Rome and the Vatican to name a few. Wilfred had an impeccable memory and could recount dates, anniversaries like an encyclopedia and loved to share with others his life experiences.
Wilfred passed away on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Society in Waconia, at the age of 94 years and 11 days. Blessed be his memory.
Wilfred is survived by his: Wife, Clariss Bachmann of Waconia; Brothers, Henry Bachmann of Norwood Young America, Orville Bachmann of Norwood Young America; Sisters-In-Law, Esther Hoof of Glencoe, Minn., Ruth Hoof of Lester Prairie, Minn.; Many Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Wilfred is preceded in death by his Parents, Henry and Bertha Bachmann; Step Mother, Alma Bachmann; Father and Mother-in-law, Edward and Hannah Glatzel; Brother, Herman (Grace) Bachmann; Brothers and Sisters-in-law, Lorna Bachmann, Ruth Bachmann, Harold Hoof, Raymond Hoof, Vernon Hoof, Rudella (Lester) Alsleben, Elvera (Tom) Scherer, Marlys (Lyle) Katzenmeier.
The family invites everyone to the luncheon in the church basement immediately following the committal service.
Arrangements by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Norwood Young America. Online Obituaries and Guest Book available at www.hantge.com. Please click on Obituaries/Guest Book.

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