Homer E. Bachtel, 83, of Syracuse, passed away on Dec. 29, 2014, at the Memorial Hospital in South Bend.
He was born on Feb. 6, 1931, in Mishawaka, to Merrell and Martha (Overholser) Bachtel. On Dec. 23, 1950, he married Mabel Rarig who preceded him in 2011.
He was a lifelong area resident. He retired as a machinist for Whitley Products in Pierceton.
He is survived by his two daughters: Donna Hrynewycz, Syracuse; Judy (Stan) Thomas, Syracuse; one son: Robert (Judy) Bachtel, Syracuse; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded by his wife; one sister and one brother.
Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Eastlund Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Syracuse Fire Department or Parkinsons Research.