Benjamin Thomas Bachinski


Benjamin Thomas Bachinski, 36, passed away Tuesday, November 1, 2022, in Asheville, North Carolina of a heart attack following complications from a cerebral stroke.

He was born in Duluth, Minnesota to Jill Marcovich Bachinski and James Bachinski on October 26, 1986.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jill Bachinski. Survivors include his father, James Bachinski, sons Bentley (Chelsea Demoure) and Brayden (Emily Grills), brothers Robert and Justin (Ali) Bachinski, nephew Jay Bachinski, Grandparents Toby and Sharon Marcovich and David and Judy Cochrane, Aunts Wendy (Michael) Wilens, Sandi Morris (Mark Malone), Uncles Dan Kossoff (Lynn Weiss), Jack (Debbie) Bachinski, Jeff (Christa) Bachinski, Todd (Fiona) Bachinski, special friend Heather Kenan and many loving cousins and family.

Ben was a charismatic young man, fun loving and outgoing who loved nothing better than being with friends and family. He was proud of his younger brothers Robert and Justin and even as a young boy, enjoyed his big brother role as protector and mentor.

He attended Superior Senior High School and Northwoods School in Lake Placid, New York, where he became a sought-after leader in climbing expeditions in the Adirondack Mountains. Ben had an excellent memory and often came up with long lost tidbits of family history. A whiz at fixing electronic gadgets, he was also the family “finder” of lost items. He was also a champ at being late. Many the time he would stretch “be there in five minutes” to over an hour, not a trait his friends appreciated. He was an organized, fastidious person in his home, car, and personal dress.

He loved his sons, enjoyed skiing, hockey, and fireworks at the cabin. His big smile and resilience over life’s complications are sadly missed by friends and family.

The funeral will be held at Downs-LeSage Funeral Home, 1304 Hammond Ave, Superior, Wisconsin on Sunday, November 13, 2022. Visitation at 10:00 AM, Services at 10:30 AM followed by lunch at Temple Israel, 1602 East Second Street, Duluth, Minnesota 55812.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Jill’s Place, Human Development Center, 1500 North 39th Street, Unit 200, Superior, Wisconsin 54880.

A Shiva service will be held Sunday, November 13, 7:00 PM at the Marcovich residence, 2 St. Albans Rd, Superior, WI.

The Downs-LeSage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. To leave a condolence or sign the guestbook, please visit

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