Mr. Bach retired after work as an ink maker at Marsh Stencil before his retirement. He was a U. S. Army veteran.
Elmer was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years, Patricia Gale “Pat” Bach, nee Harmann, whom he married on February 10, 1962, and who died on November 20, 2019; a son, Elmer J. Bach Jr.; his parents, Leo J. and Regina A., nee Gebke, Bach; a brother, Stanley Bach; and a brother and sister in infancy.
Surviving are two sons, Anthony “Tony” Bach (Denise) of Waterloo, IL, and William “Bill” Bach (Barb) of New Burnside, IL;
a daughter-in-law, Tracey Bach of Waterloo, IL;
three sisters-in-law, Janet Bach, Nancy Casey, and Sandra (Ron) Coleman;
a brother-in-law, Donald (Avanell) Harmann;
and nieces and nephews.
Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing, will be observed.
Funeral: Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, with Deacon Wayne Weiler officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.