Kenneth Duane Bach
July 27, 1964 – April 18, 2021
Kenneth Duane Bach was born on July 27, 1964 in Medford, Wisconsin and passed away on April 18, 2021 in Castle Rock, Colorado after a month long, hard fought battle with COVID-19.
Ken was a strong, kind, funny, hard working and strong willed man with a good heart who will be dearly missed. Ken spent many years of his life as a dairy farmer and in his heart was forever a farmer. Once moving off the farm, Ken spent most of his days caring for his family. Over the years, as the kids were growing up, he also worked at WalMart, Waconia Middle School and Amazon. He enjoyed working outside, gardening, biking, playing cards, attending all of the kids school activities, and watching sports, particularly the Badgers, Packers, Waconia wrestling and college basketball. Most recently, for the past two years since he retired, Ken was happy to spend lots of time and share lots of love with our children and grandchildren.
Ken was so very proud of his children and grandchildren, who will carry on his legacy. He was a much loved son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle. Ken is survived by his wife Chris; son Matthew, his wife Sabrina, and their children Samuel, Ethan and new baby arriving this fall; son Eric; son Tyler, his wife Courtney, and their children Lucas, James and Abigail; and, daughter Kelsey. He is also survived by his parents, Paul and Mary Kay Bach; siblings and siblings-in-law Dennis and Julie Bach, Julene and Dan Bartnik, David and Valerie Bach, Brian and Lisa Bach, and Kevin and Jamie Bach; parents-in-law, Bill and Sue Breneman; and, siblings-in-law, Alan and Stephanie Breneman and David and Bobbi Jo Breneman. He was also loved and will be missed by many nieces and nephews.
The family is holding a very small, private family memorial at Ken and Chris’s house on Saturday, April 24th. All of Ken and Chris’s family and friends are invited to Ken’s Celebration of Life which will be held later this summer in Wisconsin. Details will be shared on social media once arrangements have been finalized.
We will hold Ken and the wonderful memories we have in our hearts forever. God has gained a true angel and we know Ken is watching over us from heaven. We look forward to the day we will meet again.
The family is accepting donations to Waconia Wrestling Club in Ken’s memory. If you would like to make a donation, please use the information below...
Online payments can be sent through Venmo to:
Checks can be mailed to:
Waconia Wrestling c/o Jon Hemze 1561 Pond Curve Waconia, MN 55387
A Celebration of Life Service is being planned.
Kenneth Duane Bach
April 28, 2021
I remember Ken from Den2 at Amazon. He was mainly a packer but every so often when we were lucky they laborshared him to the dock. He used to crack me up with “dad” jokes and riddles and we would spend most of the time in spinning rollers on the belt, we made it a contest and he won every single time. I am so hurt that I won’t be able to hear any more jokes or riddles or him teasing me. He was one in a million and I hope he may rest in peace and I thank his family for sharing him (just for a moment) with me and everyone else.
April 27, 2021
So sorry to hear about your loss. Ken was a wonderful person and a fantastic employee at ISD ONE10. He made an impact on many and will be missed.
Our deepest condolences goes out to Ken's family.
Supt. Pat Devine
April 26, 2021
Our prayers are with you Chris, during this very difficult time. I will share Kenneth's obituary with the people you knew at the Ash Creek Church.
Allen & Avis Unbehaun
April 25, 2021
Missed. Truly will be missed. I’m the father of Kaden the French fry kid. What do say about the loss of a man who provided so much to my son. The things Kaden said were spot on, the man could and would work circles around anyone. If you needed help he was there without hesitation. He loved all his kids fully and fairly, never did I hear speak or hold one above the other. To him they were all his and he was proud of every one of them. The lost will be felt, however he will live on through his kids and grandkids. To Chris, I am so sorry, listening to you and Ken debating anything will be missed. Boy he loved you, I’d be lying if I told you he said it but I spent a large part of my life studying people, and the way he looked at you was all I needed to see. His life was all about family, period. When coming home or going back to WI we always stopped for a few days. Some of the best days of the trip. The girls would talk, shop and Ken and I would watch whatever sports was on and talk and talk and talk about anything. I am truly going to miss Ken I am happy his kids are old enough to see how to live, how to love and how to be a friend.
April 23, 2021
My deepest sympathies to you and your family!
I had the pleasure of meeting Ken when he worked at Waconia Middle School. I work in food services at Waconia and anyone that knew Ken is so sad to here of his passing! We are sharing stories in remembrance of him. I am a dairy farmer and would often exchange farm stories. It’s the first thing he’d ask me about when I would see him! Ken was truly a wonderful person to get to know!
Sending many thoughts and prayers to you all!
April 22, 2021
I’ve know Ken since I was just knee high to a grasshopper. I don’t know how I remember these things but they must have been a instrumental part in my life to keep the memories. I remember helping Ken in the barn with his boys while he milked cows. We had this little tricycle with a dump box on the back and we would fill it with hay and feed and drive up and down the barn feeding the cows. I can remember learning how to milk cows i skill I still use to this day. While I prefer to just drive tractor for my buddy I milk for him also. I grew a love for farming helping Ken when I was a kid and that has stuck with me. I think that’s where I also get my work ethic from. The man would out work a young healthy 18 year old and still go inside and be a father to his children. But the one thing I will always carry with me is he made the best French fries in the country. That man knew how to fry a potato! Ken I thank you for those two of many memories, I thank you for showing me what it truly means to work hard and have a work ethic and I thank you for the most amazing French fries. I’m sadden to hear you are gone. But I know you’re in a better place looking down and watching over your family and friends. Rest In Peace Ken I’ll be thinking about you while I plate corn this year.
April 21, 2021
My time to know Mr. Bach was short. However, the love and dedication of his family to him as husband and father painted a beautiful picture of a wonderful man. My prayers are with you all.
April 21, 2021
I met Ken while working at Amazon. His work ethic was incredible and he was a great example to me. I enjoyed our friendly competitions but was always second best. He will be greatly missed! Our thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.
Alan and Tina Smith