Donald “Don” Earl Bach

Donald “Don” Earl Bach

Donald “Don” Earl Bach

Center Point

Donald “Don” Earl Bach, 86, of Center Point, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at The Views in Marion, Iowa, after a long illness. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, located at 3855 Katz Drive, in Marion, where the family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. until the service. Interment will follow at Alice Cemetery, located at 4617 Alice Road, in Center Point.

Don was born on November 1, 1937, in Center Point, the son of Claire and Lois (Sherman) Bach. He was a 1956 graduate of Center Point High School, and later graduated from Coe College in 1963. Don’s professional journey started as a purchasing agent for Rockwell Collins and later founded Bach-Miller Construction Inc., where he served as President from 1978, until the company was sold in 1993. Don then found his true passion in helping others, which he pursued as the General Manager of Sedona Staffing Services in Cedar Rapids. Don retired in 2006, leaving behind a legacy of hard work and dedication.

Don loved spending time with his wife, Dorothy, whom he married in 1997. One of their favorite activities was an annual trip to Galena, Illinois. Don loved being a grandpa. He took his grandkids on tractor rides around the farm, taught them how to mow on the riding lawn mower, and always asked them to help him feed the farm kittens.

Don and Dorothy belonged to Radiant Church (formally First Assembly of God) in Cedar Rapids. They greeted others at the front doors every Sunday for many years. They also led the Primetime Ministry and hosted many Bible Studies and Life Groups in their home. Don also loved to support and volunteer when the Convoy of Hope came to town. Don’s greatest gift to his family and friends was sharing his love for Jesus Christ, Lord and Savior. He will be greatly missed by all knew and loved him.

Don is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife of 26 years, Dorothy (Boone) Bach; daughter from his first marriage, Shandell (Brad) Larson of Brandon, South Dakota; son and daughter by marriage with Dorothy, Tony (Karen) Knapp of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Denise (David) Reilley of Omaha, Nebraska; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Don always treated his kids and grandkids like they were his own.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Betty Gilchrist; and brother, Richard Bach.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Alzheimer’s Association or the Mercy Center for Memory Health.

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