Ardyce Carolyn (Eliason) Bach

Born: Sat., Aug. 28, 1926
Died: Fri., Nov. 30, 2012


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 07, 2012
Location: Meacham Funeral Service

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Dec. 08, 2012
Location: Albany United Methodist Church

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ALBANY – Former Albany resident Ardyce Carolyn Bach died Friday morning at Bethel Pointe Health and Rehabilitation, Muncie.  She was 86 years of age.  Born on Aug. 28, 1926 in Lidgerwood, ND, she moved to Minnesota and graduated from high school there.  She then moved to Indiana where she attended Anderson College and met Phil Bach whom she would marry.  Ardy lived most of her life in Albany and at age 50 went back to school to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She worked for several years at the Delaware County Home where she retired as Assistant Director of Nursing.  She also helped her husband with their local business, Bach’s Rexall Drug Store for several years.  Ardy was a member of Albany United Methodist Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and working in the A.U.M. Resale Shop.  In later years she attended Union Chapel Ministries.  She was a former member of Tri Kappa sorority and a local Bridge card club.    

Survivors include 2 sons: Ernest P. Bach, III (wife: Nancy), Redmond, WA, and Lloyd E. Bach (wife: Nancy), Dunkirk; a daughter: Rebecca Bach Hedlund (husband: Kye), Durham, NC; a brother: Robert Eliason, Anderson; a sister: Shirley Hull (husband: Dr. Joel), Chesterton; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Ernest Philip Bach, Jr., who died in 2006.  Also deceased are her parents: Alf & Caroline Eliason; a brother: Lloyd Eliason, and a sister: Noreen Genske.

Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 8, 2012, at Albany United Methodist Church.  Burial will follow at Strong Cemetery.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Meacham Funeral Service, Albany.

Memorials may be sent to Albany United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 277, Albany, IN 47320.

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   Posted Sun December 02, 2012
Phil, Lloyd and Becky,
So sorry for your loss.
Deb Davis Pfeifer

janet (Gill) Gay
   Posted Sun December 02, 2012
I was sorry to hear about your mothers passing. She was such a gracious lady & will be missed by many. My condolences & prayers.

Ervin and Nancy Rickert
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
To: Phil,Loyd and Becky

I was sorry to read of your mother's passing. My mother Louise Rickert worked at the drug store. Your father and I were on the local planning commission for a few years. Your parents were quite a asset to Albany. Again were sorry for your loss.

Ervin Rickert

Monty Cochran
   Posted Mon December 03, 2012
Phil, Lloyd and Becky

So sorry to read about your mother. My thoughts will be with you through this difficult week.

Jeff Marks
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
Phil, Lloyd, Becky- sincerest condolences on Ardy''''s passing. She and mom were friends for many years. She was a very sweet lady to all of us growing up in Albany.

Ann (selke) Berebitsky
   Posted Tue December 04, 2012
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom's death. I have such fond memories of her.

Mom, who is now living with me in Indianapolis, also sends her prayers. As you know, she and your mom were very close friends. She was reminiscing about your mom yesterday, about all of the good times they had together.

Karen Wright Koontz
   Posted Wed December 05, 2012
Dear Phil, Lloyd and Becky,

It seems like yesterday when your Mother was young. I remember her pretty a ray of sunshine. Where did all those years go?

May loving memories of Ardy help see you through today and the days ahead.

Please except my heartfelt condolences.

Classmate and friend,
Karen Wright Koontz

Dayl Gentry Sanders
   Posted Thu December 06, 2012
Lloyd, Becky, Phil I am so sorry for your loss. I remember your mother from our school days and she was always so much fun. The loss of a parent is so difficult. I hope you have good memories. Dayl

Lorna Gentry
   Posted Fri December 07, 2012
Beck, Ernie, Lloyd, I'm really sorry for your loss. What a woman Ardy was! So smart, so funny, so alive. She challenged me on more than one occasion to see things differently, and I've never forgotten those lessons. I see the best of her in all of you. With all positive love vibes your way, Lorna

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