Nick Bachan

Born: Sat., Aug. 17, 1940
Died: Mon., Jul. 16, 2012

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Nick Bachan, age 71, being one of 14 children born to Nikola and Mary (nee Konopka) Bachan on August 17, 1940, passed away on Monday, July 16, 2012. He is survived by his loving wife, Karen; children: Nicholas "Nick" (Becky) Bachan of Lake Village, IN, Lisa (Jerry) Clusserath of Munster, IN and Deborah (Gregory) Pastor of Rochester Hills, MI; step-children: Cherl Sagil and Christi (Harold) Bigger; grandchildren: Jessica, Sarah, Sydney, Daniel and Noah; step-grandchildren: Shawn and Heather; brothers: Paul (Leona) Bachan, Daniel (Frances) Bachan, Richard (Gale) Bacan, Robert (Loretta) Bachan and Darryl (Bernadette) Mihailovich; sisters: Kathleen (Donald) Knieriemen and Josephine "Dolly" (late Henry) Haluska; numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was preceded in death by his parents Nikola and Mary, brothers: Michael Bacan, Milan Bacan, Joseph Bachan and John Bachan; sisters: Barbara Thweatt and Mary Ann Cooper; and granddaughter Kayla Pastor.

Nick was a graduate of Roosevelt High School and spent his career with Inland Steel retiring with 43 years of service. He was always giving, never taking. He enjoyed playing poker with family and friends, loved fishing and his pets. He also loved watching his children and grandchildren grow and achieve various milestones in their lives. He was an avid environmental engineer of his second-hand treasures. Nick was loved by all who knew him and will be dearly missed.

Private funeral arrangements entrusted to Castle Hill Funeral Home. For information call (708)862-4480 or visit for online guestbook.

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Ruth Mecha
   Posted Fri July 20, 2012
Karen & family,
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. My thoughts are with you at this sad time.
With Sympathy,
Ruth Mecha

Jessica Dills and Brianna Dills
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
Karen, So sorry for your loss Nick was a very good man. He will be missed greatly.

Laura Blue-Slocum
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
Aunt Karen and Nicks loved ones, our sincere sympathies for your loss. Prayers being sent your way at this difficult time. Love, the Blue family, Candy, Larry, Nancy, Candice, Laura and Amy Blue

Jeff & Lora Smith
   Posted Sat July 21, 2012
Nick became one of our dearest and closest friends over the years. He never failed to make a wonderful meal for us when we visited him and Karen. Thank you for all your friendship and generosity over the years. We will greatly miss you.

Richard & Gale Bacan
   Posted Sun July 22, 2012
Karen & Family;
My Brother Nick will be truly missed in our hearts. We always enjoyed the
twinkle in his eyes when he showed us his second hand treasures. If you
needed anything, Nick had it. We love you Bro.

Daniel Bachan
   Posted Mon July 23, 2012
Going to realy miss you BRO, Karen stay strong, GBY

   Posted Tue July 24, 2012
worked with nick at the 44 hot strip.he was great guy to work condolence to all family members and all his friends.

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