Patricia Lou (Bahr) Bach, 83, of Wheaton, MN passed away, cradled in loving energy, at the Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND at 11:59 p.m. on November 27, 2020.
Patricia - or “Pat” as she was affectionately called by those who knew her - was born on August 1, 1937 in Cudahy, WI. As a child, she loved playing kick the can and loved being socially-active with friends. At the age of 19, she married the love of her life, Marvin Michael Bach, on May 25,1956 in Anoka, MN. As a couple, they planted roots in Wheaton, MN and built their home together - one of Pat’s proudest accomplishments. Her work outside the home was, for years, at the Wheaton Gazette Newspaper. However, her dreams in life were to get married and have children, that of which she was deeply blessed with. Together, Pat and Marv had three boys, Curtis (1958), Douglas (1961) and Daniel (1968). Her most cherished memories in life were from when her boys were little, specifically the joy of Christmas mornings and May Day when she pulled her boys in the wagon to bring baskets to other kids in the neighborhood. Throughout her whole life, even up until the last weeks of her life, Pat loved to cook and bake. You could often find her in the kitchen, lovingly baking cookies or affectionately cooking a feast to offer the next person to walk through her front door. Pat always hoped to be remembered for her friendship, loyalty and devotion. On the outside, Pat was self-described as “headstrong”, but those closest to her recognized an even stronger heart underneath it all that proved to be affectionate, trusting, kind and full of love.
Pat is survived by her husband Marvin Bach of Wheaton, MN; her three sons Curtis Bach (Lori Stadther) of Deer Creek, MN, Doug Bach (Nancy Bach) of Highlands Ranch, CO, Danny Bach (Warren Wiese) of Texas; her daughter-in-law, Laurie Bach; her four grandchildren: Sarah Bach-Bergs (Tom Bergs), Michael Bach (Natura Richardson), Jennifer Bach, and Kati Bach; her four great-grandchildren: Odin, Noah, Viggo, and Avery.
Pat was preceded in death by her parents Florence (Swartout) and Alfred Bahr; her siblings: Irving Bahr and Shirley Milner; her daughter-in-law, Jane Bach; and her great-granddaughter Taylor.
In her last days, Pat showed strength, determination and resilience amidst the face of COVID-19, which ultimately took her to join the angels in heaven. She will be deeply missed and forever in our hearts to stay.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Ave Maria Catholic Church in Wheaton, Minnesota with Fr. John Paul Knopik Celebrant.
No public visitation will be held. While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to gather for funeral services. The use of face masks by attendees is required. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, a live stream and recording of the service will be available at the bottom of this page.
Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge, MN following the Mass (tentatively 11:30 a.m.).
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