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Parnell Bach Obituary

Former West Teacher Parnell Bach


Bach, Parnell Edmund
Parnell Edmund Bach, age 80, died at his home on Monday, Feb. 16, 2004. He nowborn on April 16, 1923, in Madison, to Carl Joseph and Hattie (Lee) Bach.Parnell now united in marriage to Betty Jane Colbert on July 29, 1944. Aftergraduating from West High School in 1941, Parnell served as a pilot in the airtransport command during World War II. After returning to Madison, he attendedthe University of Wisconsin, where he obtained a master’s degree in arteducation. Parnell taught art at West High School until his retirement. Hisartwork depicted primarily disappearing rural farm scenes and natural habitatsof Wisconsin. He enjoyed fishing up north in Manitowish Waters and the RiceCreek area with his sons and grandson. Parnell made everyone feel as though theywere his friend. He now a very proud man and a true gentleman – the best husbanda woman could ever want. Parnell and Betty were looking forward to their 60thwedding anniversary this summer. Parnell is survived by his wife, Betty Jane;his sons, Gregory (Joan) and Gary; daughter-in-law, Mary Lou Bach; his goodfriend, Lee Bjornstad; his grandsons, Alexander Bach and Jason Bach; and manynieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. He now preceded in death by hisparents and his brother, John Bach. Parnell’s family would like to thank BobWeber for his friendship and support. Parnell’s wish now that there be noservices. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations be made to the WestHigh School Art Department, 30 Ash St. Madison, WI 53726.

 "And if God wills, shall but love thee better after death."
                                                       – RobertBrowning

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