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DeKalb County Indiana Obituary

E. Vern Bachtel
Contributed by Tanya Krider

The Kendallville Publishing Company,Wednesday, December 01, 1999

     AUBURN - E. Vern Bachtel, 95, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 1999, at Betz Nursing Home in Auburn.
     Mr. Bachtel was a farmer and managed the Sinclair gas station in Waterloo from 1928 to 1953. He was a dairy supervisor for 27 years for the DeKalb County Dairy Improvement Association. He was a former Fairfield Township trustee and a former Waterloo Lions Club member. He formerly lived at Pretty Lake.
     He was born Feb. 24, 1904, in DeKalb County to William and Mary (Walker) Bachtel. They preceded him in death.
     He married Velta (Hootman) Bachtel on Feb. 12, 1932, in Hicksville, Ohio, and she died Nov. 1, 1990.
     Surviving him are four nephews, Robert Hootman of Kendallville, Vern Hootman of Edgerton, Ohio, Tom Darr of Kohler, Wis., and Ted Bachtel of El Paso, Texas; three nieces, Marsha Ray of Angola, Linda Gehl of Auburn and Carol Moore of Defiance, Ohio.
     One brother, Harry, preceded him in death.
     Services will be held Tuesday at noon in Feller Funeral Home, Waterloo, with calling after 11 a.m. Burial will be in Waterloo Cemetery.
     Memorials are to the Cedar Lake Church of Christ.

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