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John R. "Nick" Bachman, 60, of Virginia, passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 19, 2016 at his residence.

John Robert Bachman was born Aug. 3, 1955, in Virginia to Lloyd and Donna (Haugen) Bachman.

He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1973. Following graduation, he attended Mesabi Community College and Bemidji State University, graduating in 1977. On Aug. 9, 1980, he was united in marriage to Becky Mae Dodge. John worked for the City of Virginia for 42 years starting at the Virginia Golf Course until 1993 then transferred to the Park and Recreation Department, as the director following his father's retirement.

John enjoyed golfing, family vacations, the cabin at Sand Lake, his backyard flower garden and fountain, and especially loved spending time with his family, children, and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father.

He is survived by HIW wife of 35 years, Becky; son, Bryce of New Ulm, Minn.; daughter, Lindsey (Matt) Springer of Superior; grandchildren, Aden and Lily Springer; mother, Donna Bachman of Virginia; sister, Renee (Paul) Sandstrom; brothers, Gary (Diana) Bachman, and Brian (Kathy) Bachman; Nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends

MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, June 23, 2016, in Messiah Lutheran Church in Mountain Iron. Visitation will begin Wednesday, June 22, 2016 in Range Funeral Home from 5 to 8 p.m. and continue one hour prior to the service in the church. Pastor Kristin Foster will officiate. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Olcott Park Fountain Restoration. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit

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We send our deepest sympathy to the entire family. We will miss our friend.