Joann E. Bachman


OREGON – Joann E. Bachman, 87, longtime Oregon resident, died Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021 in her home. Born April 6, 1934 in DeSoto, Wis., the daughter of Basil and Caroline (Kolf) Worman.

Married to John Bachman April 25, 1955 in Byron; he died Jan. 5, 2010. Joann was a 1952 graduate of Byron High School. She was employed as a cook at various local restaurants and for 17 years at Stronghold in Oregon, retiring in 2005. Joann was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon and Oregon VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed counted cross stitch and latch hooking.

Survived by her son, Joseph (Denyse) Bachman of Denver, Colo.; daughters, Judy Gilbert of Centralia, Ill., Janet (William) Dodson of Bedford, Texas and Jeanine (William) Waite of Buford, Ga.; 8 grandchildren; and 2 great grandchildren, with one more on the way.

Also predeceased by her parents.

Christian Funeral Mass was held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Oregon with Rev. Joseph Naill as celebrant. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Oregon. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Thursday in Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, Oregon with an 8 p.m. Rosary Service. Memorials in Joann’s name may be made to Rock River Center, Oregon.

The family wishes to extend its grateful thanks for the special attention and care given to Joann by Kate Lehrke and her family and by Serenity Hospice. 

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