Dennis Paul Bach


Dennis Paul Bach, age 65 of Belleville and formerly of Carlyle, passed away at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis on Friday, September 4, 2015, after a 2 year battle with cancer.

Mr. Bach was born on December 17, 1949, in Breese, Illinois, a son of Paul J. and Irma (Stein) Bach. He was a self-employed backhoe operator and also poured concrete. Dennis was a diligent worker and he loved his job. He was a kind hearted man who enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Dennis also enjoyed working with stained glass, fishing and boating, and he was a car enthusiast.

Mr. Bach is survived by his mother – Irma Bach of Carlyle; his children – Jennifer Robinson of Clarksville, Tennessee, Michelle DePew and husband Adam of Dix, Melissa VanBuren of Waterloo, and Collin Bach of Belleville; his grandchildren – Neylan and Flint DePew, Marshall and Preston Robinson, and Emma VanBuren; his brothers and sisters – Pat Herrin and husband Gary of Kell, Sandra Bach Savoy of Ruskin, Florida, Kevin Bach and wife Debbie of Ava, and Duane Bach and wife Betty of Carlyle; a sister-in-law – JoAnn Bach of Makanda; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father – Paul J. Bach; and a brother – Kenneth Bach.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, September 12, 2015, at St. Mary’s Church in Carlyle with Fr. George Mauck, celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Carlyle. The Bach family will greet family and friends at St. Mary’s Church on Saturday morning from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. In lieu of other gifts, the family suggests memorial donations to the American Cancer Society or to the charity of the donor’s choice and they will be received at Zieren Funeral Home, who is serving the family. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting

Zieren Funeral Home
1111 Clinton Street
Carlyle, Il 62231
(618) 594-3151

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