Matthias E. Bachman died June 27, 2013 at Senior Care in MIdland, TX. At 1004 am CDT in the presence of family and friends. Matthias is the youngest son of seven children born to Rudolf and Agnes (Duvall) Bachman (both deceased) of Wapakoneta, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his brothers John of Wapakoneta, James of Ulysses, PA, William of New Carlisle, OH. and his sisters Doris LeBlanc of Sunman, IN, Elizabeth of Wapakoneta and Mary Wadsack of Lake Charles, LA. He is survived by 15 nieces and nephews and their children. He is a 1949 graduate of Blume High School in Wapakoneta, Ohio. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corp in January of 1951. He served honorably in the Korean War where he was assigned to a tank battalion through 1951 and 1952. He received an honorable discharge from the Marine Corp, at the rank of Sergeant, on 9 January 1954. He earned the Korean Service, UN Service, Good Conduct and National Defense Medals. He went on to receive Bachelors and Masters of Science degrees from The Ohio State University with a major in Geology. From there life took him to Midland, Texas where he was employed as a geologist for Texaco until his retirement in 1996. He was active in all shooting sports and received many marksman awards in competitions throughout Texas. He also enjoyed spending time on his farm located East of Midland and was active in his church, The Westside Church of Christ. He was loved and will be missed by so many he touched. There will be a gathering at 5:00 pm on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held at 6:00 pm in the funeral home chapel with Mike Vestal of Westside Church of Christ officiating. Burial will take place a Greenlawn Cemetery in Wapakoneta, OH. Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Midland. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com.
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Published in Midland Reporter-Telegram on June 29, 2013