Funeral services for Pauline Bach, age 94, of Chadron, Nebraska will be Friday, December 6, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Chadron, where she was the last living charter member, with Pastor Ann Sundberg officiating.
Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Immanuel Lutheran Church or the Chadron Hospice. Donations may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Pauline Marie Bach passed away on December 1, 2013 at the age of 94 at her home in rural Chadron, surrounded by her family. Pauline was born October 20, 1919 at her great grandparent Trenkle home in rural Box Butte County near Alliance, Nebraska.
She was the second of five children born to Thomas and Pauline Aspden. The family lived on a ranch north of Lakeside for eight years. They moved to the grandparent Aspden home north east of Alliance. They later moved to a farm west of Hemingford, then to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation north of Kyle, South Dakota. In 1934, they moved to a place south of Hay Springs. Pauline graduated from Hay Springs High School in 1937. She attended Chadron State College and received a two-year lower elementary diploma in 1938. Pauline taught rural school at District 56 (Chimney Butte) for two years. She married Alvin Bach on May 25, 1940 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She was baptized and confirmed on May 25, 1941 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chadron. To this union were born four children.
Pauline was an active member of her church and helped to make quilts there. She loved making quilts, family photo albums and caring for her family and her home.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, her parents, her brother Albert (Fern) Aspden of Chadron, sisters Dorothy (Bill) Miranda of Denver, CO, and Alice (Francis) Bowers of Oliver Springs, TN, brother-in-law Howard Mattson, and son-in-law, Jerry Schommer.
She will be remembered for her faith and love of family.
Sister: Agnes Mattson of Chadron
Sister-in-law: Edith Bach of Las Vegas, NV
Children: Linda (Doug) Wollesen of Gering; Dennis (Judy) Bach of Pierre, SD; Rhonda Schommer of Chadron, Curtis (Teresa) Bach of Chadron.
Great Grandchildren: 34
Many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Chamberlain Chapel of Chadron is in charge of arrangements.