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Mike Bachus
(1954 - 2010)

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Name: Mike Bachus
Gender: Male
Age: 55 years old
Lived: Thursday, 2 September 1954 - Saturday, 22 May 2010

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SgtMaj Michael E Bachus, USMC (Ret), Manistee, MI

Michael "Mike" Bachus age 55 of Manistee, Michigan died Sat May 22, 2010 in Manistee as the result of a boating accident.

He was born September 2, 1954 in Flint, Michigan and was the son of the late Stewart and Virginia (Saxton) Bachus. Mike was a 1972 graduate of Wayne Memorial High School, where he had played football and wrestled, having received a second place finish in the Michigan State Wrestling Championship during his career. Mike married Nancy Elizabeth Delano on August 26, 1989 in Oceanside, California. He served in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years, retiring as a Sergeant Major on September 20, 1996. During his military career Mike received numerous citations, awards and medals for his faithful service. After retirement from the Marine Corps Mike was employed as a corrections officer at the Oaks Correctional Facility in Manistee, retiring in 2010. He was a "family man" who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He had a great love for the outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and camping, which he was very fond of.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy E Bachus of Manistee, MI, three daughters, Valerie Bachus of Columbus, OH, Laura Bachus of Kalamazoo, MI and Rebecca Bachus of Manistee, MI. Two sisters and a brother-in-law, Susan Sheridan of Burke, VA and Barbara and Scott Ferson of Mt. Pleasant, SC, three brothers and three sisters-in-law, Jeff and Jeanne Bachus of Jackson, MI, Chris and Kelly Bachus of Westland, MI, and Corry and Donna Bachus of Canton, MI, his mother-in-law, Ann (Stan) Buck of Raleigh, NC and his father-in-law, Lyle (Barbara) Delano of Hemet, CA. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive him.

Mike was also preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Debbie Bachus, and a brother-in-law, Robert Sheridan.

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We know you're watching us from Heaven Dad. Rest in Peace with God Dad. We love you xoxoxo
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We miss and love you Dad. We honor you, you live on in all of us.
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Biography

Fathers Name: Stewart Bachus
Mothers Name: Virginia Saxton
Spouse's Name: Nancy Delano Bachus
Children's Names: Valerie, Laura and Rebecca Bachus
Siblings Names: Susan Bachus, Jeff Bachus, Barb Ferson, Chris Bachus, Corry Bachus
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Manistee
Occupation: Military
Marital Status: Married
Religion: Other Christian

Interests

Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: Michigan Wolverines
Favourite Music Genre: Country
Favourite Charity: Wounded Warriors

Passing

Place of Passing: Manistee, Michigan
Date of Passing: 22 May 2010
Cause of Passing: Charter Boat accident
Type of Funeral: Christian
Place of Burial: Trinity Lutheran Cemetary, Manistee, Michigan
Funeral Director: Paul Kubacki
Funeral Date: 27 May 2010
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