FINAL RITES FOR MARY A. BACH, MONDAY
SERVICES FOR RESIDENT OF THIS COMMUNITY FOR PAST 60 YEARS WERE HELD FROM HOLY CROSS CHURCH.
Final rites for Mrs. Mary BACH, 89, a resident of Mendota for many years who passed away at her home at 1053 Illinois Avenue, Mendota, last Thursday morning, June 10th. (1943) were held Monday morning at 10 O'clock from the Mendota Holy Cross Catholic Church. Rev. Father Leo J. WISSING, pastor, was in charge. Burial was made in the Holy cross Cemetery.
The pallbearers were Matt WENNMACHER, Sr., William LEISER, SR., Harry SCHMITZ, E. J. CANNON, Frank SCHMITZ, and G. F. HOERNER.
Mrs. BACH, formerly Mary A. JAKOBS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter JAKOBS, was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on February 24, 1854. She was married to Joseph BACH on January 17, 1877. Mr. Bach passed away on July 1, 1889. Mrs. Bach resided on a farm north of Mendota, and after the death of her husband moved to Mendota. Seven children were born to this union of which the following survive: Mrs. Jacob (Anastasia) MILLEMAN of Spencer, Iowa; Julia at home; and N.C. BACH of LaSalle. Preceding her in death besides her husband were four children: Josephine, Anna, John and Christina.
Mrs. Bach was a member of the Mendota Holy Cross church since 1877 and a member of the Altar Society since 1879, and served as president of the latter organization for 16 years.
Among those from out of town to attend the services were: Mrs. Jacob MILLEMAN, Mr. and Mrs. N. MILLEMAN and children, Angeline and Janice; and Mr. and Mrs. Galen E. MILLER and daughter of Spencer , Iowa; Mr. and Mrs. Nick BACH of LaSalle; Mr. and Mrs. Alfred WHITE Jr, of Westchester, IL; Miss Ruth J. BACH, Miss Anna MILLER and Mrs. Elizabeth KRUEGER of Milwaukee, Wis; Charles WATROUS of Waukegon; Misses Minnie and Marie FEIST of Bloomington, and Mrs. R. J. STENGER of LaGrange.
CARD OF THANKS
We desire to express our sincere and heartfelt thanks to the many neighbors and friends who were so kind during the bereavement through which we are now passing in the demise of our dear mother, Mrs. Mary A. BACH. To those who sent flowers and spiritual bouquets, gave words of sympathy, offered the use of their cars, sent in food and in every way were so kind, we appreciate all that was done. Especially do we wish to thank Father WISSING for his calls and kindly ministrations. May Heaven's blessings rest upon you all.
Julia C. BACH
Mr. and Mrs. N. (Nicholas) BACH
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob MILLEMAN
Note: Mary A. Bach was the daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Jakobs.
Joseph Bach was the son of Simon Bach and Anastasia Benz.
Contributed by Louise Belsby