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Wayne and Konnie Bach

April 22, 2022


Konnie Kay Bach, age 75 years, and Wayne Orval Bach, age 76 years, of rural Wilton, passed away at their home on April 22, 2022.

Konnie was born on November 27, 1946 to Martin and Ruth Kregel in Charles City,  Iowa.  She graduated high school in 1964 and then attended  Broadlawns School of Nursing.  Wayne was born on February 20, 1946 to Orval and Bessie Bach in Walker, Iowa.  He graduated high school in 1964 and then served honorably in the U.S. Navy.  They were married on March 10, 1967.  Together they lived in Florida, California, Tennessee, Japan, and Iowa before moving to Monroe County, Wisconsin in 1982.

Konnie cared for others as a registered nurse all her working years.  Most of this time in the emergency room at Tomah Memorial.  She enjoyed reading mystery novels, sketching, and collecting cook books.  She was an amazing cook and surprised family with many new recipes.  Her specialties were the holiday ham and tasty Christmas baked goods.

After service in the Navy they returned home to farm with family near Troy Mills, Iowa.  Wayne continued farming after moving to rural Norwalk, Wisconsin.  After selling the farm he worked at Sorenson's Feed Mill then at Cardinal TG until retirement.  Wayne was a cowboy and a conservative, and wouldn't mind letting you know!  Later in life he spent time reading and collecting books, baking his delicious apple pies, and raising plants.  He was excellent with house plants and gardening.

Survivors include their sons, Ernst of Elroy, WI, Russell (Angel) of Hillsboro, WI, and Kaleb of Necedah, WI, and grandchildren, Michaela and Dane; brother, Jack Bach and sister, Karen (Duane) Weber.  

They were preceded in death by their parents, and an infant son, Timothy.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 1-4 PM at the Elroy American Legion. 

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The Lanham-Schanhofer Funeral Home and Cremation is assisting the family with arrangements.


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Celebration of Life gathering
April 30, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Elroy American Legion Post 115
402 Franklin St.
Elroy, WI 53929

Private Interment

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