Homer E. Bachtel

December 30th

Homer E. Bachtel, 83, of Syracuse, IN passed away on December 29, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital in South Bend, IN.  He was born on February 6, 1931 in Mishawaka, IN to Merrell & Martha (Overholser) Bachtel.  On December 23, 1950 he married Mabel Rarig who preceded him in 2011.  He was a lifelong area resident.  He retired as an Engineer for Whitley Products in Pierceton, IN.  He is survived by his 2 daughters – Donna Hrynewycz of Syracuse, and Mrs. Stan (Judy) Thomas of Syracuse.  1 son – Robert (Judy) Bachtel of Syracuse.  5 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.  He was preceded by his wife, 1 sister and 1 brother.  Services will be held Friday, January 2, 2015 at 12 noon at the Eastlund Funeral Home, with calling 2 hours prior to the service from 10-noon.  Burial will follow at the Syracuse cemetery.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Syracuse Fire Department or Parkinsons Research.  Online condolences to: eastlundfuneralhome.com

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