Matthew Bachman

  • Born: January 19, 1987
  • Died: March 7, 2018
  • Location: Ankeny, Iowa

Memorial Services of Iowa

4208 North Ankeny Blvd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
Tel. (515) 964-0592

Tribute & Message From The Family

Matthew Bachman, age 31, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

He was a machinist at John Deere in Ankeny, Iowa in Department 39, cotton picker spindle manufacturing.

Matt attended Ankeny Community Schools from 4th grade until graduation in 2005. In 2004, Matt traveled to Washington, DC where the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace awarded him first place for Iowa in the 2004 National Peace Essay Contest.

Matt attended The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, and Des Moines Area Community College. At DMACC, he earned an Associate in General Studies, Associate in Applied Science in Information Technology/Network Administration, and Certificate of Specialization in Digital Forensic Investigation. He also had certification as an AccessData Certified Examiner and was recognized as a CompTIA Security+ Certified Professional.

He was self motivated to research any topic he found interesting which he studied in depth until another topic piqued his interest.
Matt was a deep thinker and proficient writer. He had many plans and goals and was looking for "his purpose." He was a kind soul and loved his family and cat Eli.

Matt enjoyed weightlifting and training, computers and gaming, reading, listening to music genres from classical to rap, and going out to Big Creek observing eagles and animals.

Survivors are his parents Kurt and Deanne Bachman (Ankeny, Iowa); sisters Lori (Virginia), Stacy (North Carolina), and Bethany (Iowa); grandmother Rita (Iowa); and many aunts, uncles, nieces nephews and cousins.

I cannot imagine that our memories will fade. We see him all around.

Among all the languages of men and of angels, there is not a single word that will ease our sorrow. Fortunately, where words fail, heaven provides tears.

Our family chain is broken
And nothing seems the same
But as God calls us one by one
The chain will link again.

Be at peace "Big Guy."


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hard to believe it's been a year. Love you baby brother.

Posted by Lori Bachman - Family   March 06, 2019

Forever in my heart.

Posted by Mom - Mother   March 27, 2018

Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep

Do not stand by my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight,
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die!

poem by Mary Frye

Posted by family family - Ankeny, IA - Family   March 25, 2018

We are so sorry for the passing of Matt. Take comfort in the fact that he is in God's hands now. If it wasn't for the weather we would have been at the service this morning. Your family is in our thoughts.

Posted by Dutch and Maria Imfeld - Cedar Falls, IA - Friend   March 24, 2018


Our prayers are with you all today and each day you step forward during this difficult time. Find strength in the beautiful memories, the happy times. Our love to you all!

Posted by Ron and Libby Tourte - Ankeny, IA - Friend   March 24, 2018

I'm so sorry we have lost Matt; he and Sito are in heaven together. Good memories are lasting ones. Love to you Kurt , Dee and Bethany

Posted by Ally Bachman - Hockessin, DE - Family   March 21, 2018

Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss.

Posted by Julie Hayes - Ankeny, IA   March 20, 2018

So sorry for your loss Kurt. You and your family are in my prayers as you walk this path. May you find comfort and strength in our Father to endure the future without your son.

Posted by DoLoras Demaray - Ankeny, IA - Friend   March 20, 2018

Matt was always so kind and had a great sense of humor. I'm so sad to hear of his passing. I admired his compassion for others, and I enjoyed listening to his thoughts and opinions on life and the world.

Posted by Leah Preisser (Kline) - Ankeny, IA - Classmate   March 19, 2018

Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. God bless your family!

Posted by Linda Roberts - Des Moines, IA - Friend   March 19, 2018

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May you find much comfort from our God of comfort during this difficult time (Act 24:15)

Posted by A friend   March 19, 2018

Sorry for the loss of Matthew. You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace.

Posted by Susanne Tuck - GRAHAM, NC - Family Friend   March 18, 2018


We miss and love you!

Posted by Deanne Bachman - Ankeny, IA - Family   March 18, 2018

So sorry for your loss Kurt and family. I remember Matt very well. Very nice young man. Thought's and prayers for your family.

Posted by Jim Kerr - Berwick, IA - Coworker   March 18, 2018

Matt was a very good friend of mine. I first meet him in at Parkview Middle School in Ankeny. He had a great sense of humor and a very caring personality. I was shocked to here of his passing. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to his family.

Posted by Tyler Jurgensen - Des Moines, IA - Friend   March 17, 2018

So sorry to hear about Matt are thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family!!

Posted by Randy Jurgensen - Des Moines   March 17, 2018

He was my brother, from his birthday to his death he was my blonde haired buddy and one of my closest friends. My life was better because he was in it. Fly high little brother, dance among the butterflies and smile on us all through the sunshine. He was the reason I loved Pensacola Beach so much.

Posted by Lori Bachman - Christiansburg, VA - Sister   March 17, 2018

Our loved ones are so very precious to us. They are even more precious to God. John 3:16.

Posted by A friend   March 17, 2018

RIP little brother! You were very dearly loved and will be very missed.

Posted by Stacy Bachman Minichello - Eden, NC - Sister   March 17, 2018