Russell J. Bachman
Russell Joseph Bachman, 90, Lanesville, died Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon.
Born March 22, 1928, in Lanesville, he was the son of the late Joseph Henry and Catherine Martha Ehalt Bachman.
He was a 1946 graduate of Lanesville High School and Coyne Electrical School in Chicago and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville. He was a former appliance and electronic repair technician for Crowder Furniture and retired from Corydon Stone and Asphalt (formerly Corydon Crushed Stone & Lime Co. Inc.) in 1993 where he was the owner and CEO. Russell joined the firm with his father in 1958 and erected one of the first asphalt plants in Southern Indiana in 1963, establishing asphalt paving for the area. He was directly involved with providing stone and asphalt for much of the major growth in roads and buildings including the construction of I-64. He was a member of many associations related to the stone and asphalt industry. He was a regional council member for the Boy Scouts of America, a CCD instructor for St. Mary’s Church, a member of the Church Finance Committee for many years, a premier and past director for the former Old Capital Bank & Trust in Corydon as well as NBD and INB, a Fourth Degree member of the Knights of Columbus, Council 1808, at Lanesville and an All American member of the John Purdue Club since 1985.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, the former Cecilia Baines, and two sons, Tony and Bernie Bachman.
Survivors include five daughters, Rose Marie Rogers (Jim) of Corydon, Elaine Bachman of New Albany, Miriam Robertson (David) of Depauw, Grace Anne Engleman (Mike) of Georgetown and Connie Terry (Dave) of Columbus, Ohio; two sons, Marty Bachman (Jessica) of Georgetown and Hank Bachman (Debbie) of Eldersburg, Md.; a daughter-in-law, Sherrie Bachman of Corydon; a sister, Mary Sue Renn (Louie) of New Albany; 22 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and cousins, nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 1, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon.
Funeral: Monday, Oct. 1, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville with burial in St. Mary’s cemetery.
The family suggests memorial gifts to St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lanesville or the American Cancer Society.