The funeral service for John Bachman
, age 71, of Frazee, Minn. will be held on Friday, April 4, 2003 at 1 p.m. in the Furey Funeral Home, Frazee.Burial will be in the Lakeside Cemetery, Frazee.Visitation will be on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. in the Furey Funeral Home and also one hour prior to the service in the funeral home.He
died on Sunday, March 30, 2003 in his
...John Fred Bachman
was known to many as "Granny", a nickname he
inherited after the television show, "The Beverly Hillbillies."He
was born the son of Godfred and Emmy (Fruchtenicht) Bachman
on April 24, 1931 in Frazee.There he
was raised and attended school.He
entered the United States Army
on October 3, 1952 and served for two years during the Korean Conflict.After his service, he attended North Dakota State School of Science in Wahpeton, N.D. and studied in the field of auto mechanics. He moved back to the Frazee area and worked for Lee Anderson Bus Company.He
was united in marriage to Catherine Sharp on June 16, 1956 in Frazee.In 1960, he started his own business as a mechanic in rural Frazee.
In 1972, he
started a fox ranch and became one of the largest fox ranch in the state. John
loved to hunt and fish with his
kids.They traveled to Alaska, Canada and out to the Western states hunting caribou, elk and deer.He
enjoyed trapping and parching rice. He
is survived by his
wife, Catherine of Frazee, two sons, Steve of Audubon, Minn. Frank (Julie) of Frazee, two daughters, Amy (Lon Ehrich) Washek of Frazee and Christine Bowdish of Frazee.He
is also survived by two sisters, Helen Erickson of Detroit Lakes, Minn., Alyce (Ronald) Reed of Chico, Calif., a step-sister, Myrtle Wyznigger of Minneapolis, Minn. and six grandchildren, Tabitha and Tiffany Washek, Samantha, April and Johnny Bowdish and Jacob Bachman. He
was preceded in death by his
parents, two stepbrothers, Pete and Bud McIntosh and three stepsisters, Lizzie Osborne, Nancy Flynn and Eliza Tovson.
Arrangements are with the Furey Funeral Home, Frazee, Minn.