Wayne BachmanJanuary 13, 1919 ~ September 16, 2017 (age 98)
Wayne Gilbert Bachman, 98, passed away at home with family and friends on September 16, 2017 in Nampa, Idaho. He is going home to be with the Lord. He was born on January 13, 1919 in Glenwood, Iowa to Ray Maxwell Bachman and Ida Jones Bachman. Wayne served in World War II in the Air Corps from 1942-1945 where he worked on B-29 Bombers. He was very proud of his service.
After the war, Wayne moved to Nebraska, where he farmed. He met and married Elizabeth Stambaugh in 1954. They had two children; Jennie and Ray. He also raised Elizabeth’s son, Bill. They left Nebraska in 1960 and moved to Middleton, where he farmed and worked for Idaho Motor Repair in Meridian for years. In 1964, they moved to Nampa, where he resided and worked at JCPenney and as a mechanic. He went on to work at the USDA for 13 years before his retirement. He enjoyed life-especially camping, fishing, spending time with his grandkids, and working on his old car. He always had a garden, where he spent most of his time. After losing his wife in 2013, he loved going to the Senior dance every week. His favorite saying was, “I’d rather dance than eat!”
Wayne is survived by Ray (Mel) Bachman; Jennie (Marty) Stanley; Bill (Connie) Reed; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. Special thanks to Hospice, Trevor Miller and Renee Drake.
We miss you dearly and love you, Dad and Grandpa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 Monday, September 25, 2017 at Dakan Funeral Chapel. Viewing hours will be Sunday between 5 and 7 p.m. at Dakan Funeral Chapel. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.dakanfuneralchapel.com.