Edwin Louis Bach
Edwin Louis Bach
married Barbara Child BIRTH 18 Mar 1925 Jonesboro, Craighead County, Arkansas, DEATH 29 Aug 2018 Indiana
BURIAL Washington Cemetery Culver, Marshall County, Indiana
CULVER - Barbara Child Bach, 93, of Culver passed away Aug. 29, surrounded by her family.
She was born to Dr. Fred and Marian (Mason) Child in Jonesboro, Ark., March 18, 1925.
She became a Registered Nurse in 1943 after graduating from St. Catherine Hospital School of Nursing in East Chicago.
Barbara is survived by her son, Fred (Patty) Bach of Berwyn, Ill., daughters; Barbara Bach of Plymouth and Mary Jane
Overmyer of Culver. She is also survived by three grandchildren; Rachel Bach, Amelia (Thomas) Gresko and Andrew
Overmyer, as well as two sisters; Mrs. Marguerite Harris of Orlando, Fla. and Mrs. Sara Larimore of Little Rock, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her parents and son, Edwin (Beth) Bach of Whiting.
Barbara was a loving mother and fun grandmother. She was an excellent cook, golfer and devoted to her Catholic faith.
She enjoyed art, traveling and watching football games with her grandson Andrew.
A long time parishioner of St. Mary's of the Lake Catholic Church, in Culver - a time of visitation was held at the Church,
from 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 1. Father Bill Meininger and Father Glenn Kohrman officiated a Mass of Christian Burial
at 11 a.m.
Burial followed at Washington Cemetery, Culver.
The Odom Funeral Home, Culver, is honored to care for the family - Oct 3, 2018
Fred Bach married Patty ---
Mary Jane Bach Brith: Illinois married Culver, Marshall, Indiana Thomas Earl Overmyer son of
Donovan Earl Overmyer
and Julia Mckee; they divorced.
Edwin Joseph “Eddie” Bach
Edwin Joseph Bach, 63, of Whiting, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, July 25th, 2014. Ed was born in East Chicago, IN
on July 17, 1951. Before moving to Whiting, he lived in Chicago, Culver, Indiana, and Ramey, Pennsylvania.
The eldest of four children, Ed is survived by his parents, Edwin Louis and Barbara Child Bach.
Ed graduated from Culver Military Academy, where he loved playing polo and demonstrated his equestrian skill by riding with the Black
Horse Troop in the inaugural parade of President Nixon. Afterwards, he continued his formal education at DePaul University and was
on the DePaul golf team.
Ed traveled extensively in his youth, and especially enjoyed any outdoor physical activity. Ed was married on November 28th, 1981 at
Immaculate Conception Church in Whiting, to his eternal sweetheart, Beth Anne Williams, whom he had met during his years in
Pennsylvania. He has now joined his in-laws, Mary and John Williams, with whom Ed enjoyed countless delightful adventures.
The father of Rachel and Amelia, Ed loved spending time with his beloved daughters. Together, they enjoyed cheering on the Bears,
Bulls, and White Sox. Ed was thrilled with the addition of Thomas Gresko to the family when Thomas and Amelia married last year.
Ed had a deep love for all his family and had a special bond with his sister, Mary Jane Overmyer, his nephew, Andrew, and his uncle,
the late Rev. Milan Fred Bach.
Ed worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange for over 25 years. He was employed by several financial firms working in various roles,
including as a commodity trader. Proud of his Slovak heritage, Ed served as a Fraternal Insurance Counselor for the First Catholic Slovak
Ladies Association, the First Catholic Slovak Union, the Polish National Alliance, the Polish Roman Catholic Union, and the Czechoslovakian
Society of America. He was a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Sokol and Slovak Clubs of Whiting, and a parishioner of
Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church in Whiting.
Always the first to crack a smile, Ed will be sorely missed by all who found themselves at the end of one of his jokes. Ed was particularly
gifted at bestowing nicknames on those family and friends he loved and was willing to help anyone who asked for assistance. Mostly,
he loved his wife and daughters with his whole heart.
Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting.