John C. Bachler Marine City John C. Bachler, 91, of Marine City, entered Eternal Life on Monday, February 13, 2012. He was born in Marine City on July 23, 1920, a son to the late Leo and Edith (Klieman) Bachler. He married Lucille Helen Endres on May 8, 1943 in Holy Cross Catholic Church, Marine City, and she preceded him in death on August 23, 1994. Mr. Bachler was a master electrician having worked for some 35 years with Chris Craft Boat Company in Algonac until its closing and continued to work as an electrical contractor for over 65 years in the Blue Water Area until he was beyond the age of 80, doing residential, commercial and industrial electrical work. He loved gardening and tinkering with his tractor and rototiller. John was a member of the Toastmasters Club, the Cherry Beach Life Center (currently Washington Life Center) where he sang with the "Cherry Beach Boys" and he was an honorary life-member of Knights of Columbus Council 856 in Marine City. Surviving are his children, Deanna M. Butler of NC, John M. (Janice L.) Bachler of St. Clair Shores, Kathleen A. (Paul F.) Denean of East China and Mary Jane Rose of NC; grandchildren, Greg Butler, Christine Blount, Jeff and Joel Bachler, Aaron Denean, Barry Riske and Lisa Bilich; and 6 great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lucille; brothers, Leo and Frank Bachler; and his sister, Eleanor Klotz. Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Saturday at 11 A.M. in Our Lady on the River Parish, Holy Cross Catholic Church, Marine City, with The Reverend Robert Schuster presiding. Urn interment will be in the church cemetery at a later date. Mr. Bachler's family will welcome visitors in Bower-Rose Funeral Home, Marine City, on Friday 2 - 8 P.M. and in the church on Saturday 10:30 - 11 A.M. www.bowerrosefuneralhome.com Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Washington Life Center or Marine City Scholarship Foundation.
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Bower-Rose Funeral Home - Marine City
222 N. Main Street Marine City, MI 48039
Published in The Times Herald from Feb. 15 to Feb. 18, 2012