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Josephine "Jo" Bach

September 16, 1919 - May 16, 2018

Funeral Mass - Monday

May 21, 2018
- 10:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo

Visitation - Monday

May 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo


Boulger Funeral Home

Josephine "Jo" Bach

September 16, 1919 - May 16, 2018


Josephine “Jo” Bach, 98, Fargo passed away Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Touchmark at Harwood Groves, Fargo.

Jo was born September 16, 1919 in Crystal, North Dakota to Edward and Bess (Fox) Doran. She moved to Grand Forks as a child. In June, 1943 she married Russell J. Bach. Following their marriage they moved to Fargo where they raised their children, Michael and Teri. She worked at St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store where she volunteered and later became manager for many years. Russell passed away in September, 1984.

She is survived by her children; Michael (Dorothy) Bach, Brooklyn Park, MN, Teri Bach, Turtle Lake, MN; granddaughter, Angie (Eric) Peterson, Brooklyn Park, MN and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

Jo was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter, Sarah Johnson, siblings; Jessie Doran, Tom Doran, Kay Kennelly, Mildred Davies, Gene Doran, Mary Davies, Lawrence Doran and Ernestine Falgren.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 21, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.


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7 responses to “Josephine Bach”

  1. Cindy Finke says:

    Condolences to Michael, Teri and rest of Jo’s family. She was one classy lady!

  2. Liddy Davies says:

    Teri, Mick & family–
    My heart goes out to you. Your mom was such an incredible person — a shining light in the lives of so many people. She always has and always will hold a very special place in my heart.

    I’ll see you very soon.
    Much love,

  3. Randy Johnson says:

    Teri,Sorry for the loss of your mother.No matter the age of a loved one that you lose it is never easy for us that are left behind. But her memories will always live inside you and your brother.God bless.

  4. Tom Pilarzyk says:

    Sweet memories of Jo couched in much love and light.

  5. Randy and Brenda Davies says:

    Mick, Teri and extended family: our condolences to you on the loss of such a wonderful Mom. Jo was a wonderful friend to our Mom , and a loving aunt to us. And a fine athlete. If women’s sports had been more available to her, she would have been awesome. Love from Randy and Brenda Davies

  6. Kathleen Steffan says:

    So sorry to hear your mother passed away, Teri and Mickey and other family members. I remember her work at St. Vince. I also remember having tons of envy for Mickey, because he had bunk beds. I was 9, I think and thought that it would be great to climb up a ladder into bed. I asked your mom if I could sleep over. She said if it is ok with your mom. She had a very sweet nature.
    I fear they just don’t make ladies like her anymore. So sorry for your loss.

  7. Kacie Kramer says:

    My prayers and Condolences to Jo’ s family.

    I had the privilege to know Jo from working at Touchmark from the day she moved in several years ago . I always loved her smile and visiting with her when seeing her in the halls. I will always remember how she could draw unbelievably great and loved showing her work and her love of Betty Boop.
    She Will be missed but always remembered by being very classy and by her friendly smile.

    With sympathy,
    Kacie Kramer – CMA at Touchmark

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