Richard Bach

LAWRENCEVILLE, Illinois — Richard D. Bach, age 87, of Lawrenceville, passed away peacefully with his wife and pastor by his side on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at Good Samaritan in Vincennes, Indiana.

He was born on Dec. 5, 1933, in Lawrence County, the son of George W. and Irene (Haines) Bach.

He married Wanda S. Williams on Jan. 1, 1982, and she survives.

Richard was a lifelong farmer and retired in 2010. He was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Christian Church, where he served as a past elder and trustee. He was a news and weather buff, and he enjoyed taking drives with his dogs checking farm crops, as well as traveling and spending time with his family. He served his country in the United States Army.

Preceding him in death were his parents; three brothers, George “Bud” Bach, Melvin Bach, and Merle Bach; and two sisters, Maybelle Roberts and Wanda Bach.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda; two sisters-in-law, Martha Herrin and Rosalie Williams; as well as 19 nieces and nephews and their spouses, Cheryl and David Sink, Cindy and Kirk Spillman, Matt and Susan Bach, Debi and Philip Fish, Joe Bach, Kathy and Aaron Musick, Steve and Anita Bach, Polly and Tarry Crumley, Michael and Ginny Bach, Dianne and Barry Haste, David and Shawna Williams, Peggy and Jim Coleman, J.D. and Anita Killion, Roger and Maurica Killion, Vic and Elaine Williams, Doug and Jennifer Williams, Jeff and Jennifer Herrin, Jenni and Larry Dillon, and Debby and Adam Hawkins; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. CDT Thursday at Pleasant Ridge Christian Church and may be viewed on the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home Facebook page. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. CDT on Wednesday at the church.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant Ridge Christian Church Building Fund or New Hebron Christian School Scholarship Fund.

Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville is in charge of the arrangements.

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