Born July 14, 1916 in Ravenna, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Bachtel.
Mr. Bachtel was a machinist at Gougler Industries in Kent and a self-employed machinist in Florida for 35 years until he retired. Until two years ago, he stayed busy doing small engine repair in his garage.
He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his son, Russell Vaughn of Kent; daughters, Connie (Bernard) Higgins of Santee, Calif. and Faith Ann Bachtel of Cleveland; brothers, William of Akron and James of Ravenna; and sister Shirley Whitefield of Ravenna. His wife, Helen (Lewis) died in 1991. A son, Dennis L., died in 1949.
Funeral services were held at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were handled by Bissler and Sons Funeral Home in