AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Neola May Bachman, of Mora, died on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at her home. She was 80 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28th at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
Neola May Bachman of rural Mora, died at home unexpectedly but peacefully with some of her children around on March 22, 2015. She was 80 years old.
Neola was born to Earl and Edith Cutler on February 2, 1935 in Peace Township, Kanabec County, MN. She attended Isle and Bean Brook Schools and graduated from Mora High School. On August 21, 1954, she married Emmanuel Bachman at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora. She became a communicant member on April 26, 1959. Early on she helped lead the Active Christian Teens and belonged to the Women of Zion’s Esther Circle. In the late 70’s, when the church sponsored 4 Vietnamese sisters, upon arrival, because families should be together, Neola and Emmanuel had them living in their loving home before the girls moved into their own place. They called her “Mom B” and “Grandma B” and she stayed connected with them through the years after they moved to Los Angeles, CA. After her husband passed in 1983, she started working in the office as a clerk at Gorham-Oien Mechanical Inc and then USDA Farmers Home Administration for 12 years until 1995. She enjoyed visiting with family and friends, reading, and putting puzzles together. She lived her whole life surrounded by close family ties and friends in Kanabec County; while still enjoying traveling to many places in the US and Canada throughout her long life. She also loved music, especially old country, gospel, and bluegrass; to laugh; and to give and get hugs.
She is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Edith Cutler; husband Emmanuel Bachman; brothers Wesley and Carl Cutler; sister-in-law Catherine Cutler; son-in-law Lee Meyers; “adopted” daughter Ngoc Phan and granddaughter Jenny Chau.
Neola went to be with her Lord and will be dearly missed by her children Craig (Pat Engelking) of West St. Paul, Delight Meyers of Oakdale, Keven (Cindy) of Nowthen, Wayne of Mora and Rhee of Inver Grove Heights; grandchildren Keith, Alex (Jessica) and Megan Bachman (fiancé Dan Eichten), Nick and Matt Bachman; great grandson Brody Bachman and his siblings Hunter and Ella DeLaittre; “adopted daughters” Huong, Van, and Ha Chau; granddaughters Lisa and Nancy Phan; sister-in-law Evangeline Lilienthal; brother-in-law Fran Bachman; sister-in-law Jan Lamprecht; and many other relatives and friends.
Memorial service was held on Saturday, March 28th at Zion Lutheran Church in Mora. Pr. Gregg Coop officiated. Music was provided by Karen Kirschner-Danielson and Lynae Rappl. Urnbearers were grandsons Alex, Nick and Matt Bachman. Inurnment was at Oakwood Cemetery in Mora.