Donna M. Bach, 89 years old, a resident at St. Paul's Retirement Community, passed away on Friday morning, Oct. 8, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, South Bend.
Mrs. Bach was born on Sept. 27, 1932, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to the late Orville H. and Mabel (Boroff) Miller. She has lived in South Bend since 1960, moving from Michigan City, Indiana.
On July 10, 1954, in Michigan City, Donna and Lloyd Gene Bach were united in marriage. Her husband, Lloyd, preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 2000.
Mrs. Bach was a faithful member of Grace United Methodist Church in South Bend. She retired from secretarial and was employed with NIPSCO, Career Resource Center (IUSB), Wheelabrator and Mastick corporations. Mrs. Bach was a member of the National Secretaries Association, River Bend Chapter. She was honored to be named Secretary of the Year in 1980.
Mrs. Bach is survived by her two sons, Brent (Debbie) Bach of South Bend and David (Nathan) Bach-Andrews of Queens, New York. She is also survived by her two grandsons, Brent Alan Bach Jr. and Adam Carl Bach. Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Marilyn "Lynn" Miller.
A Celebration Service will be held at 11 a.m. (ET) on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2021, at the Grace United Methodist Church, South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 10-11 a.m. at the church. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at the Palmer Funeral Home-Guisinger Chapel, 3718 S. Michigan St., South Bend. Friends may visit with the family after 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Graveside services and burial will follow at Southlawn Cemetery, South Bend.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Donna E. Bach may be donated to Grace United Methodist Church, 3012 S. Twyckenham Dr., South Bend, IN, 46614; or to Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana, 922 E. Colfax Ave., South Bend, IN, 46617.
Online condolences may be offered to the Bach family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com. The family of Mrs. Bach would like to thank the staff at St. Paul's Retirement Community and Heart to Heart Hospice for taking care of their mother at the end of her life.