Louis David Bachmann, known to all as Lou, of Lonedell, MO, departed this life in Washington, MO, on October 2, 2019, having reached the age of seventy-two years, eight months and thirteen days. Lou was born in Inyokern, CA, on January 19, 1947, son of Merrill Phillip Bachmann and Martha Jane Bachmann nee Dickey. On May 21, 1966, he was united in marriage to Carol Sue Barlow and one child came to bless this union.
Lou is survived by two grandchildren, Natalie of Springfield, MO, Justin and wife, Cassie, of St. Clair, MO; by three great-grandchildren, Gabby, Brianna and Ryan, all of St. Clair; by his special nephew, Jeff Hartman and wife, Jackie, of Lonedell, MO; by his special niece, Laura Love and husband, Jack, of Sullivan, MO; by nieces, nephews, great and great-great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.
Lou was preceded in death by his parents, Merrill and Martha Bachmann; by his wife, Carol Sue Bachmann; by his son, Kevin Scott Bachmann; by one grandchild, Brittany; by his brother, Mike Bachmann, and by his sister-in-law, Helen Bachmann.
Lou was a Christian, having been raised in the Catholic faith and believing in the Lord as his Savior. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War, entering on March 8, 1966, and receiving his honorable discharge on February 29, 1968. He was a member of American Legion Post 347 of St. Clair, MO. During his working career he was employed by Chrysler Daimler Corporation as a fork lift driver, retiring from the company after thirty-four years of service. Later in life he went to work for Scholastic Books in Moberly, MO, as a fork lift driver, retiring from there after fourteen years. Lou loved working on his farm, whether tending to his cattle or brush hogging his fields. He also loved to go fishing and travelling around the country. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan, attending spring training games every year. Lou very much enjoyed spending time with his family and socializing with his friends. The love they shared and many precious memories they created will forever live in their hearts.
A kind and loving grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great and great-great-uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.
A private committal will take place at a later date at Crestview Memorial Park in St. Clair, MO. Memorials may be made to American Legion Post 347 Children’s Christmas Fund. The family of Lou Bachmann was served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.