Elmer Bach Sr.

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Elmer J. Bach Sr., 83, of Belleville, IL, born August 6, 1937, in Germantown, IL, died Friday, March 5, 2021, at his residence.

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;
twelve grandchildren;
great-grandchildren;
great-great-grandchildren;
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.

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8 Comments on Elmer Bach Sr.

Dan McGraw said : Guest Report Mar 10, 2021 at 10:58 PM

Elmer was like a dad to me. I called him every week once a week. Bring him Milk if he needed it but most often he said he didn’t. Tried to stop by at least twice a month to check on him after he lost his wife. I know it bothered him inside. Elmer was a true genuine man in which the Lord broke the mold on. I’m truly sorry for all his family that suffered this loss. He was a lovable person and I’ll miss him dearly. Dan McGraw

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Robert Neumann said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2021 at 11:16 AM

To his family: I have you in my prayers, I was blessed to have known Elmer as a neighbor. I enjoyed talking with Elmer and sometimes even helping him on his engine projects. Just last week I saw him relaxing outside in his chair and never expected that would be the last time I would see him.

  • Belleville
  • IL
James Hopper said : Guest Report Mar 09, 2021 at 10:50 AM

Prayers and sympathy for the family. Many wonderful memories from the old Boy Scout days at Cathedral with him and EJ... May they rest in peace..

  • Brighton
  • Illinois
Michael Thompson said : Guest Report Mar 08, 2021 at 7:10 PM

You could search for a lifetime and never find a Man as good as Elmer. Kind and generous. The neighborhood will never be the same. Thanks a million Elmer. God keep you and your beloved Pat.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Betty Estes said : Guest Report Mar 08, 2021 at 10:58 AM

Elmer has been our best friend for 58 memory filled years. He was always there when we needed him and we had so much fun...will miss him greatly ....until we meet again!(I'll bring the pinochle cards) Love you !

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Sandy Coleman said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2021 at 9:56 PM

My brother-in-law was a kind and generous man. He provided well for my sister and their 3 boys. He helped me out many times, as he did for anyone that needed it. He will be missed❣ May he rest in peace with Pat and EJ. 🙏😇

  • Jacksonville
  • Florida
Jeffrey Fellner said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2021 at 8:19 PM

I am sorry for your loss

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Eric Engel said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2021 at 7:09 PM

God's blessings, grace and mercy to your family in your time of grief and remembrances. Elmer was always there if anyone had a need or thoughts to share. I enjoyed talking to Elmer and getting good small engine repair tips. RIP

  • Lebanon
  • Illinois

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