Marilyn Bachman

CONRAD — Marilyn Lee Bachman, 91, of Conrad, passed away on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023 at Oakview Nursing Home in Conrad.

Funeral services for Marilyn were Friday, Oct. 20 at the Whitten Community Church in Whitten.

Marilyn Lee Cain was born on Oct. 5, 1932 in Iowa City to Henry and Ruth (Kinnaird) Cain. She graduated from Beaman High School in 1951. On Jan. 1, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage to Wayne “Gene” Bachman. Marilyn had previously worked as a pre-school teacher, school bus driver, waitress and a Sunday school teacher, but more importantly she was a mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother. Marilyn was a member of the Whitten Community Church and the Red Hat Society. She enjoyed gardening and keeping a beautiful yard. Marilyn also enjoyed shopping and hosting foreign farm students. She will be lovingly remembered for her generosity and being a caregiver.

Marilyn is survived by her children: Taryn Bachman of Birmingham, Iowa, Bruce (Jan) Bachman of Marshalltown, Deb (Mike) Leimbacher of Whitten, Darla Bachman of Des Moines and Dennis (Rosa Lea) Bachman of Bloomer, Wis. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and her sister: Shirley Ramundt of Reinbeck; sister’s-in-law: Jeanne Cain and Jane Bachman and brother-in-law: Roger Ziesman.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband Wayne “Gene,” parents: Henry and Ruth and siblings: Virtus Ramundt, Sharon Ziesman and Dean Cain.

Memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Marilyn and her family.



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