Patricia Bach

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Patricia Gale “Pat” Bach, nee Harmann, 81, of Belleville, IL, born May 12, 1938, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, November 20, 2019, at Sycamore Village, Swansea, IL.

Mrs. Bach was a homemaker and a member of the Freeburg Homemaker’s Extension Group. She enjoyed photography and drawing, but especially loved painting. Pat was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Florence, nee Schanherr, Harmann; a brother in infancy, Joseph Harmann Jr.; and another brother, Raymond Harmann.

Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Elmer J. Bach Sr., whom she married on February 10, 1962;
three sons, Elmer J. Jr. (Tracey) Bach of Waterloo, IL, Anthony “Tony” Bach (Denise) of Waterloo, IL, and William “Bill” Bach (Barb) of New Burnside, IL;
12 grandchildren;
16 great-grandchildren;
one great-great-grandson;
a brother, Donald (Avanell) Harmann;
and two sisters, Nancy Casey and Sandra (Ron) Coleman.

Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, November 24, 2019, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, November 25, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.

Burial will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


2 Comments on Patricia Bach

Joy Hess said : Guest Report Nov 23, 2019 at 4:36 PM

So sorry for your loss. I rented the little house on Wabash with my beagle. Pat was so nice. Remember all of you.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Madonna Herrmann said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2019 at 10:23 PM

Many condolences and prayers to the family and friends of Pat Bach.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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