Sep 26, 1937 - Jan 30, 2022
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On Sunday, January 30, 2022, Riverton lost an icon, Frank Bach, 84 passed away in his sleep at Wind River Rehabilitation and Care Center. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, February 4, 2022, at Davis Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery with military honors. Please come help us honor Frank with food and drinks at the Elks at noon.
Frank Jerome Bach was born on September 26, 1937 in Glendive, MT to Frank and Julia (Callahan) Bach. Frank moved with his family to Riverton in 1948 and made it his forever home. He attended schools in Riverton and graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1955.
In 1961 Frank joined the U.S. Army and served four years during the Cubin Missile Crisis. He was honorably discharged and returned to Riverton.
Frank then went to work for Shell Oil for eight years doing off shore exploration before going to work at RVEA (Riverton Valley Electric Association), and finally he worked for Union Carbide in the Gas Hills until the mines closed. In 1976 the family built the first self-storage units in Riverton, Bach’s Storage Center. He and his brother owned them for over 38 years.
Frank was a member of the Riverton Elks, Riverton Eagles, American Legion, Reach, and the Jaycees, where he was instrumental in raising $240,000 for a therapeutic and rehabilitation swimming pool at the Life Resource Center in Lander.
Frank loved watching CNN, counting his money, hunting, fishing, and boating. He will be remembered for stopping strangers to tell them his latest and greatest jokes, hoping for a belly laugh.
Frank is survived by his daughter, Kyla Casarez of Riverton; daughter-in-law, Cheryl Bach of Elko, NV; stepson, Jason Lurz and wife, Kandy of Madison, SD; brother, Bradley J. Bach and wife, Sherry of Riverton; nine grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Julia Bach; his wife, Jeannene Bach, and his son Kraig J. Bach.
Memorials may be made to PAWS Animal Shelter in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.