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Jan W. Bachman

October 10, 1944 ~ March 3, 2019 (age 74)


Jan W. Bachman, 74, of Marion, Indiana, passed away at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019.  Jan was born in Hamilton, Ohio on October 10, 1944 to the late Paul A. and Frances (Sauer) Bachman.

Jan was a 1962 graduate of Ross High School and a 1967 graduate of GMI with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He retired as a Supervisor in the Maintenance Department from General Motors in Marion after forty-six years of service.   

Jan married Sandra M. Eastman on December 18, 1965. He was a member of the LaFontaine Christian Church and the Converse Masonic Lodge #601.  Jan loved to restore antique tractors and helping family and friends with building projects.  Jan was a devoted father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Jan is survived by his wife, Sandra; three sons, Jon A. (Denise) Bachman, Matthew W. Bachman, both of Marion, and Mark W. (Barbara) Bachman of Murfreesboro, TN; two brothers, Jack L. Bachman, of Arkansas and Jay L. (Dorie) Bachman, of Cincinnati, Ohio; eight grandchildren, Jenna Emler, Ashley MacMillan, Joshua Bachman, Jaylon Bachman, Darianne Ortega, Andrew Bachman, Benjamin Bachman and Jacob Cromas; and eight great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carrie Abbott. 

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, 2019 at LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, IN  46940 with Pastor Brad Wright officiating.  Burial will follow immediately at LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery.  Calling hours will be on Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at LaFontaine Christian Church.

Preferred memorials are to LaFontaine Christian Church, Building Fund, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 or Visiting Nurse Hospice, 5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana.

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March 7, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
LaFontaine Christian Church
202 Bruner Pike
LaFontaine, Indiana 46940

Funeral Service
March 8, 2019

10:00 AM
LaFontaine Christian Church
202 Bruner Pike
LaFontaine, Indiana 46940

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