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Memories & Candles

“Hard to believe it's been a year. Love you baby brother. ”
1 of 19 | Posted by: Lori Bachman - Family

“Forever in my heart. ”
2 of 19 | Posted by: Mom - Mother

“Do Not Stand at My Grave and WeepDo 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...Read More »
3 of 19 | Posted by: family family - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
4 of 19 | Posted by: Dutch and Maria Imfeld - IA

“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...Read More »
5 of 19 | Posted by: Ron and Libby Tourte - Ankeny, IA

“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 ”
6 of 19 | Posted by: Ally Bachman - Hockessin, DE

“Please accept my condolences. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
7 of 19 | Posted by: Julie Hayes - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
8 of 19 | Posted by: DoLoras Demaray - Ankeny, IA

“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...Read More »
9 of 19 | Posted by: Leah Preisser (Kline) - Ankeny, IA

“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! ”
10 of 19 | Posted by: Linda Roberts - Des Moines, IA

“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) ”
11 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“Sorry for the loss of Matthew. You've been in my thoughts and prayers. Wishing you peace. ”
12 of 19 | Posted by: Susanne Tuck - GRAHAM, NC

“We miss and love you! ”
13 of 19 | Posted by: Deanne Bachman - Ankeny, IA

“So sorry for your loss Kurt and family. I remember Matt very well. Very nice young man. Thought's and prayers for your family. ”
14 of 19 | Posted by: Jim Kerr - Berwick, IA - Coworker

“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...Read More »
15 of 19 | Posted by: Tyler Jurgensen - Des Moines, IA

“So sorry to hear about Matt are thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family!! ”
16 of 19 | Posted by: Randy Jurgensen - Des Moines

“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...Read More »
17 of 19 | Posted by: Lori Bachman - Christiansburg, VA

“Our loved ones are so very precious to us. They are even more precious to God. John 3:16. ”
18 of 19 | Posted by: A friend

“RIP little brother! You were very dearly loved and will be very missed. ”
19 of 19 | Posted by: Stacy Bachman Minichello - Eden, NC


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."