Herbert Charles Bachelder

August 12, 1926 ‒ October 11, 2010

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Herbert Charles “Herb” Bachelder, 84, of Mansfield passed away in his home Monday morning October 11, 2010 following an extended illness.

Herb was born August 12, 1926 in North Woodbury to Daniel and Mirtie (Deisch) Bachelder, attended Johnsville High School and remained a lifelong area resident.

A WWII veteran, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy Seabees, serving in the Asiatic and Pacific Theaters.

On June 1, 1946 Herbert was honorably discharged and exactly one year later he married his sweetheart Carolyn Wrhel in the parsonage of the Methodist Church in Johnsville.

Herb was employed by the Mansfield Tire and Rubber Company for 35 years then for 13 years Herb worked as supervisor in the machine shop at Warren Rupp Pump Company in Mansfield retiring in 1991. After retirement, he really liked going to auction sales and working on just about anything just to keep himself busy.

In 1978 and 1979 Herb served as Sixth District Commander of the American Legion covering 33 posts in central Ohio. He was a member of the Johnsville American Legion Post #754, Robert L. Castor Post #5101 V.F.W., and the 40 et 8 Post in Marion.

He was a lifelong member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Woodbury where he formerly served as council member and Sunday School Superintendent.

He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years Carolyn Bachelder of Mansfield; son and daughter-in-law Charles and Judy Bachelder of Knox, Indiana; grandchildren and spouses Tracy and David Youngberg of Bensalem, Pennsylvania and Kenneth and Kirsten Bachelder of Newburg, Indiana; seven great grandchildren and a sister Glenna Jean Gardner of Norfolk, Virginia.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his daughter Shirley Jones, brother Leo Bachelder, and a sister Marie Hiser.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, October 13, 2010 from 4 – 7 pm in the Finefrock Chapel of the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, State Route 314, North Woodbury with Pastor John Moffat and Pastor Paul Young officiating. Burial with military honors performed by the Richland County Joint Veteran Burial Detail will follow in Shauck Cemetery.

Memorial contributions to St. John’s Lutheran Church or MedCentral Hospice may be made at the funeral home.

Private online condolences to the family are encouraged by visiting:www.snyderfuneralhomes.com