Obituary: Kenneth Bachus


Kenneth C. Bachus, age 91, passed away at the Wheatland Manor Nursing Home on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 20, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wheatland with Pastor Tessa Cavey officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery, rural Wheatland. Visitation will be held on Wednesday Feb. 19 (today), from 4-7 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home in Clarence.

Kenneth was born Feb. 29, 1928, in Bennett to Edward and Malinda Petersen Bachus. He married Phyllis Kahler on Feb. 23, 1957, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Wheatland.

Kenneth was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, and was a 60-year member of the Wheatland American Legion Post 447 serving in the past as commander and chaplain. He also was a past member of the Wheatland School Board, Cattlemen’s Association, Farm Bureau, and was a 4-H member and leader. Kenneth served his country in the Army from 1952-1954, including the Korean War and was in Germany for 18 months. Farming and his family were special to him.

Survivors include his wife Phyllis; children Kent (Jill) of Wheatland, Kim (Gary) Klahn of Clarence, and Kendra (Rick) Fitzgerald of Lowden; grandchildren, Kalab (Kaylie) Klahn, Kody (Cassie) Klahn, Savanna Bachus, Kendall Bachus, Ashley Fitzgerald, and Kyle Fitzgerald; five great-grandchildren; and brother, Robert (Esther) Bachus of Wheatland.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents.

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