Terry Wayne Bachman

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June 11, 1939 - April 20, 2019
Born in Lafayette, IN
Resided in St. Charles, MO

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Terry Wayne Bachman, of St. Charles, Missouri, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the age of 79.  Loving husband of the late Mary Alice Bachman; beloved son of the late Clarence and Luella Bachman; devoted father of Scott Wayne (Margaret) Bachman, the late Kristina Ann Bachman, Leslie Deanne Wittmaier, and Jennifer Ann Burgess; cherished grandfather of Logan Wayne Bachman, Jack Michael Bachman, Tommy Handlang, Jessica Handlang, Luke Daniel Wittmaier, Emma Marie Wittmaier, and Gracie Mary Alice Burgess; dear special love of Sharon Zach; dearest brother of Ronald (Patricia) Bachman, Jay (the late Dolores) Bachman, and brother-in-law of Joyce Bachman; and caring uncle "father," of Steve (Cindy) Duello.

Terry is also preceded in death by his siblings, Jack Bachman and Luewanna (Elmer "Red") Duello.

Terry proudly served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the IUEC Local 3 for 53 years, and he retired after more than 32 years in the Elevator industry.

Terry loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and he loved to spoil all of them.  He enjoyed the winter months in Florida at Ft. Meyers Beach every year with Sharon.  He looked forward to going boating on the Mississippi River with friends and family.  He was also quite talented at water skiing and was very proud of making it to the top of the pyramid.

Terry enjoyed working out in the yard and tending to his lawn.  He also liked swing dancing, and listening to old time Rock n' Roll.  He was a fun-loving and good-natured man who made friends wherever he went.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his friends and family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Terry's name to Alzheimer's Association.

 

Guestbook Entries

  1. Les L Johnson April 22, 2019 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    Terry was a great friend and always had great words of wisdom to share with all friends at Ft. Myers Beach.
    To all Terry’s family and Sharon, Charlene and I wish great a great journey!
    Les and Charlene Johnson

  2. Jennifer Gust April 22, 2019 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    candle 1I’m so very sorry for your loss. This man played a big role in my childhood. He’ll never be forgotten. I apologize that I won’t be able to make the services but as you might already know…I’ll be at the other Baue location saying goodbye to my Dad as well. Love you guys.

  3. Paul & Lil Allen April 22, 2019 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    We are so sorry to hear about Terry. We met your mom and dad and all you kids out on the sandbar in the late 70’s. Came down from Fort Madison, Iowa for a weeks vacation. We have great memories of all our boating fun. He was a great friend and will be missed by everyone.

  4. Cindy (Steve) Duello April 22, 2019 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Uncle Terry was truly one of the kindest, sweetest men you will ever meet. He had a heart of gold and would go the extra mile to help out anyone who needed it. He was a caring brother to LueWanna and took such good care of her as her health declined. He has helped us in countless ways to restore Red and LueWanna’s Florida home and I think they would be very happy if they saw it. He spent countless hours of his vacation-retirement hours working on a house that needed lots of attention after the passing of Red and LueWanna. Uncle Terry invited us on many boat trips and always included our grandchildren too. They have some fun memories. Yesterday was Easter and it brought back memories of family gatherings at his house where he always had a huge, delicious ham baking in the oven. No one can bake a ham as good as his! I loved his sparkling eyes and his cute little laugh and will miss his gentle ways. If you spent any time with Uncle Terry I am sure you would agree with us, it was time well spent!

  5. Steve (and Cindy) Duello April 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm - Reply

    Cindy and I loved your Dad very much and we enjoyed all the time that we were fortunate to spend with him. He was a very important part of my life, my entire life, and a huge part who I am today. In addition to being my uncle he was like a father and a brother to me and that relationship will always hold a special place in my heart. People tell me all the time that I look like Terry, walk like Terry and act like Terry and that makes me super proud. I love the photo you selected for his obituary, he was a handsome guy and quite a personality! Rest In Peace Terry and thank you for making us part of your life.

  6. Scott Farbiak April 22, 2019 at 10:05 pm - Reply

    candle 7So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing, prayers to the family. I have a lot of great memories with him and family!

  7. Donna (Steinmann) Boschert April 23, 2019 at 6:34 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss Scott. Praying that God grant your family his grace and peace at this time.

  8. Me Me April 23, 2019 at 11:09 am - Reply

    candle 1Will miss you at the coffee club, in the morning, at Boschertown Terry. You always had a smile on your face and a story to tell. God speed dear friend…….

  9. Judy/Gary Meinershagen April 23, 2019 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. We had some great conversations with him both in Missouri and Ft. Myers Beach. He was a true icon, and all that knew him was a better person for it. Bless youTerry, and God Speed.

  10. Todd Wigham April 23, 2019 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    You were a great friend and will be dearly missed

  11. Dale and Didi Kyle, Josh and Caleb April 23, 2019 at 5:23 pm - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Terry. He was such a joy! He was always smiling and laughing. We are all truly blessed to have known him. The boys still talk about going out on the boat and watching the fireworks down at the Arch. Wishing you all peace at this difficult time.

  12. Ruth Stuessel April 23, 2019 at 6:38 pm - Reply

    We knew Terry in Florida. He was a good person will be missed. Bill and Ruth

  13. Ruth Stuessel April 23, 2019 at 6:47 pm - Reply

    Friends from Ft.myers beach. Will miss him. So. Sorry Sharon. Love Bill and Ruth

  14. Steve and Lu Ann Beck April 24, 2019 at 2:12 am - Reply

    Terry was a gentle soul and we are going to miss him so much! Many years ago Steve and Terry met at a swing on FMBeach and from that day forward they were buds!! Then one day Terry said to me, you have to meet my Sharon you will love her❤️and of course today we are very good friends!!The four of us became great friends, we visited back an forth after we each left a Florida for our homes! Our fondest memories to this day was our houseboat excursions to Grafton Harbor with Captain Terry at the wheel with that smile and those eyes‼️Our hope was to get there one more time, but the Lord needed Terry and so we now will cherish those memories even more❤️Terry, we love you and will miss you forever…rest in peace 🙏🏻

  15. Kathleen Allen April 24, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

    candle 4Many memories over the years with the Bachman family. You will be truly missed by many. RIP Terry. my deepest sympathy to all of the family.

  16. Steven and Betty Drewes April 24, 2019 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Sympathy and Prayers to the Family and Friends of Terry.

  17. Donald Bay April 25, 2019 at 9:40 am - Reply

    We were neighbors on Wise Ave, Dogtown in the early 1950’s.

  18. Uncle B.J. And Aunt Gretchen April 26, 2019 at 8:11 am - Reply

    Scott, Leslie, Jenny and family, we are so sorry we can’t be there in person today as you say a final goodbye to your father but know that our hearts are there with you. We have so many wonderful memories of Terry. We remember his kindness, especially to children, and of course all the fun boating. May your faith comfort you.

  19. Joyce B. April 26, 2019 at 8:34 am - Reply

    candle 8To the Bachman families… our families go way back. I’m truly sorry for your loss. I will continue to hold you all up in prayer as you prepare to say your final goodbyes. My hope is that Terry is at peace and was welcomed with open arms in heaven being reunited with those loved ones who have passed before him. Take care of each other and hold close those memories to help you get though the sad times. Much love to you all!

  20. AL Post 313 April 26, 2019 at 5:51 pm - Reply

    To the family of Terry Bachman, it was our honor to help deliver the military service at your love ones funeral today. Please except our most sincere condolences on your loss. (RIP Airman)

    American Legion Post 313
    St Peters, Mo

  21. Les Clynes April 27, 2019 at 11:55 am - Reply

    candle 3My deepest sympathy to you and your families in the loss of your Dad, Bother,Uncle he will be missed by many my prayers are with all you .

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