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Barbara Jean Bach

May 15, 1944 — January 20, 2023

Barbara Jean Bach age 78 of Coleridge, Nebraska died on Friday, January 20, 2023 at Arbor Care Center in Hartington, Nebraska. 

Funeral services will be on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Lutheran Church in Laurel, Nebraska with the Rev. Matthew Quanbeck officiating. Burial will be at the Laurel Cemetery. Visitation will be on Monday, January 30th, at church, from 5-7:00 p.m. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.

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Pallbearers will be John Kruger, Mike Stehno, Stan Plenske, Dan Bach, Severin Bach, and Jake Bach.

Honorary pallbearers will be Aaron Morgan, Nick Morgan, and Tim Polenske.

Barbara Jean was born on May 15, 1944 in Greenville, Texas to Clarence and Edith (Abston) Wilcher.  She grew up in Greenville and graduated from Greenville High School.  She met Kenneth Milton Bach at Murphy’s Chicken Diner on base in Fort Hood, TX while Ken was stationed there in the Army.   Barbara and Ken were married on August 19, 1967 in Colleen, Texas.  They moved to a farm north of Randolph, Nebraska in late 1967.  They lived on this farm for 41 years until moving into Coleridge, NE in 2008.  Because of her health issues, Barbara had a short stay at Arbor Care Center in Hartington before her death.

Barbara loved her family and her grandchildren.

Barbara is survived by her husband Ken of Coleridge and two sons:  Michael (Tricia) Bach of Norfolk, NE (their children:  Abbey (Aaron) Morgan, Alyssa Bach (& her fiance Logan Solis), and Arin Bach.) 

Steven (Mindy) Bach of Belden, NE (thier children: Severin and Jake (Claire) Bach); five great grandchildren Addilynn Bach, Aubrey Morgan, Liam Morgan, Avery Morgan, and Milo Solis; three sisters Ruthie Turney of Grand Prairie, TX, Suzie Ship of Merritt, TX, Dorothy Lindsey of Chicago Hieghts, IL, niece Jacqueline; nephew Ronny Glen Turney.

She was preceded in death by her parents: Clarence and Edith Wilcher; sisters Lorene (LeeRoy) Cleghorn, Mary (Tex) Monroe; one brother Cecil “Red” Wilcher; brothers-in-law Jack Turney, David LaQuey, Joe Lindsey, and Dale Bach; nieces Beverly, Linda Carol, Lisa Marie.

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