Obituary: Ron Bachman

Ron Bachman, 63, passed into eternal life and rest with his Heavenly Father, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018.

Ron was born July 17, 1954, in Topeka to Donovan and Helen (Goertzen) Bachman.

He graduated in 1972 from Hesston High School, and he then attended Climate Control Institute, earning a certificate in HVAC and began his career in HVAC and plumbing in Hesston with Reimer Plumbing Heating and Air Conditioning. In the fall of 1990, he purchased the business from Leroy Reimer and soon it became Bachman Plumbing and Heating. Ron provided services to Hesston and the surrounding communities with a servant’s heart and a passion for people, taking care of his customers as if they were his family.

Among Ron’s passions were his faith in God, spending quality time with his grandchildren and family. He enjoyed jeeping, hiking and fishing in the mountains where God’s creation inspired him.

Ron was preceded in death by his father, Donovan Bachman. He is survived by his wife, Karen (Whitmer) Bachman of Newton; mother, Helen (Goertzen) Bachman of Hesston; daughters, Amy Birdsell (Derrick) of Hesston, Lisa Jacobs (Brad), of Bedford, N.H.; sister, Mary Dyck (Bruce), of Exeter, Calif.; brother, Ken Bachman (Rachel) of Hesston; and grandchildren, Ethan and Tyler Jacobs, and Glen Birdsell.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, 177 W. Hickory, Hesston. A Celebration of Life will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18, at First Mennonite Church, 429 E. First St., Newton with faspa following.

\In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Harvey County Habitat for Humanity in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.

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