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Obituary: Bachtold




Lloyd W. Bachtold, 89, Fairbury, passed away peacefully at 12:30 am Wednesday, May 24, 2023 surrounded by his family at his residence in Fairbury.


Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am Friday, May 26, 2023 at the Apostolic Christian Church of Fairbury with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will take place in South Side Apostolic Christian Cemetery, Fairbury.

Visitation will be 4:30 to 7:30 pm Thursday, May 25, 2023 at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury and 9:00 to 9:45 am on Friday at the church. The family suggests memorial offerings be directed to Fairview Haven Retirement Community, Fairbury where Lloyd spent many hours volunteering.


Mr. Bachtold was born April 22, 1934 in Fairbury, IL; the son of Lester and Lydia (Steffen) Bachtold. He married Viola Mae Honegger on September 6, 1959, in Forrest; She passed away December 27, 1995. He later married Nancy Honegger on April 7, 1997 in Fairbury. His wife, Nancy survives in Fairbury.


Other survivors include three daughters, Joy (Denny) Garber, New Holland, PA; Jill (Richard)Wenger. Fairbury; and Jean (Wayne) Wenger. Sabetha, KS; 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Irvin Bachtold; one sister, Anna Marie Bachtold.


Lloyd had a love for singing. It began with his brother, Irvin, and continued throughout his life. Through his love for singing, and his ability to entertain, he brought a blessing to many people. He passed this love for singing and example of faith to his children and grandchildren. Lloyd never met a stranger. His positive attitude and ready smile will be missed by all that knew him.


He was a member of the Fairbury Apostolic Christian Church. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to OSF Hospice for their support and care given to Lloyd this past week.

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