His funeral will be at 11:00 am Saturday, February 26, 2022 at the Living Word Church, Roberts with Pastor Douglas Lee officiating. Burial will be in the South Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Fairbury with full military rites accorded by the Fairbury VFW and American Legion posts.
Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm Friday, February 25, 2022 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 10:00 to 10:45 am Saturday at the church. The family suggests memorials be directed to Be Missional Inc., 20810 South Barker Road, Springhill, KS 66083.
Mr. Bachtold was born April 2, 1939 in Forrest, IL the son of Carl S. and Dorothy L. Ramseyer Bachtold. He married Shirlene McCarter on September 23, 1962 in Purvis, MS. She preceded him in death on March 23, 2021.
Survivors include their children, Dorothy (Dennis) Goodman, Sabetha, KS; Lorraine (Joseph) Bider, North Richland Hills, TX; Sarah Bachtold, Fairbury; Roger (Debbie) Bachtold, Fairbury; Jon (Melinda) Bachtold, Foley, AL; Joseph (Cathy) Bachtold, Fairbury; Mathew (Jill) Bachtold, Springhill, KS; twenty grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren; five brothers and sisters, Miriam (Ben) Metz, Francesville, IN; Herbert (Jan) Bachtold; Roberta (Wayne) Broquard; Gloria (Wayne) Drayer, all of Fairbury; Sam (Betty) Bachtold, Roscoe, IL.
Mr. Bachtold was a successful businessman in Fairbury for many years and was member of the Living Word Church, Roberts. He served in the United States Airforce.
Online condolences may be made at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com