March 17, 2014


Othmar "Ott" Bachman, 92, died Friday, March 14, 2014, at Shady Oaks Care Center in Lake City.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Auburn with Father Lynn Bruch officiating. Burial will be at St. Mary Parish Cemetery, Auburn. Military rites will be by the Auburn American Legion.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Lampe Funeral Home in Lake City. Vigil service will be at 4:30 p.m. with a parish rosary at 7 p.m.

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Ott was born Nov. 8, 1921, to Anton and Helena (Neppl) Bachman. Ott enlisted in the U.S. Navy Sept. 4, 1942, and was discharged on Jan. 12, 1946. On Jan. 20, 1948, he married Elizabeth Fangman at St. Mary Catholic Church in Lake City. After their marriage they farmed near Laurens, Iowa, for 17 years before moving to Auburn to farm in 1968.

Ott was a member of the Auburn American Legion and Lions Club.

Ott is survived by his 12 children: Delaine (Duane) Petersen of Cedar Rapids, Mike (Donna) of Carroll, Rich (Barb) of Stuart, Tom of Auburn, Janice (Ken) Hanson of Duncombe, Stan (Candy Morrow) of Lake City, Marilyn (Herb) Schaefer of Cedar Rapids, Judy (Rick) Handlos of Lake City, David of Detroit, Mich., Barb (Dennis) Cook of Des Moines, Susan (Kirk) Meyer of Hiawatha, and Dean (Jackie) of Watertown, Wis.; 25 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers: Eddie, Carroll, Duane (Fran), Auburn, and Jim (Jennie), Oregon; and in-laws Helen Bachman, Auburn, Edgar Koster, Nevada, Irene Bachman, California, and Shirley Fangman, California.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth "Betty; parents, Anton and Helena; brothers Cletus and Raphael; sisters Marilyn (in infancy) and Delores Koster; in- laws Art Fangman, Alphonse and Elna Fangman; two grandchildren Matthew Petersen and Tyler Cook; and many other loving relatives and friends.