Thursday, September 14th, 2006
Complete Obituary
Rev. Donald Bachman
  Former Celina pastor Rev. Donald Reed Bachman, 85, of Columbus, died Sept. 12, 2006, at Whetstone Care Center, Columbus.
He was born June 26, 1921, in Canal Winchester, to A. Russell and Lillian Reed Bachman. On June 6, 1943, he married Wilda Gibbon, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, Don R. (Edie) Jr., Circleville; a daughter, Joan (Bryan) Swensen, Carrolton, Texas; a daughter-in-law, Alison, Berea, Ky.; a brother, Dale (Beth), Hudson, Fla.; and nine grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, David Sr. and three brothers.
He served from 1960-65 at St. John Lutheran Church, Celina, during construction and dedication of "the church with the purple doors" on North Main St. He was a senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marysville, until retirement in 1983, when he was confirmed pastor emeritus status by American Lutheran Church. He also served at First English, Peoria, Ill.; St. Mark's, Chillicothe, Ill.; Bethany Manor, Washington, Ill.; St. Matthew's, Indianapolis, Ind.; and Holy Cross, Fairfield.
He received his bachelor's of arts at Capital University in 1943; he graduated in 1945 from Evangelical Lutheran Theological Seminary and was ordained June 3, 1945, at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, Columbus.
Services are 2 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marysville, the Revs. Barry Scott and Terry Morgan officiating. Private burial is Monday at Oakdale Cemetery, Marysville.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Saturday at Mannasmith Funeral Home, Marysville and after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Condolences can be sent at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
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