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January 24, 1935 January 5, 2019
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Obituary for CARL J. BACHTEL

Carl J. Bachtel, age 83, of Walkerton (rural Marshall Co.) passed away, Saturday, January 5, 2019 at We Belong Senior Home of Plymouth.

Carl was born January 24, 1935 in Marshall County where he had been a life long resident. As the son of John and Alma (Baughman) Bachtel he attended La Paz High School and worked as an Iron worker for Day’s Machinery Moving of Elkhart. Working as an iron worker, he was a member of Local Union #292 Iron Workers.
Carl served in the United States Army from July 16, 1957 thru July 15, 1959.

On October 25, 1963 he married Patricia Anderson who survives along with a daughter and son-in-law Molly and Steve Hershberger and granddaughter Katie of North Liberty and a son Andrew Bachtel and granddaughter Amanda of Walkerton. Carl was blessed with several siblings who include sisters: Dorothy (Bill) Spier, Marilyn (Wayne) Ayers and Sharon Scott; brother: David (Marge) Bachtel.

Carl was preceded in death by his parents; sisters: Esther Kovach, Glenna Disher, Margaret Smith; brothers: Donald and Harold Bachtel.

The Van Gilder Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements for the Bachtel family. In honoring the family’s wishes no services are planned

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