Sharon Bachman, 88, passed away Dec. 3, 2019

Sharon Bachman, 88, of Coloma, passed away Tuesday evening, Dec. 3, 2019 at her daughter's residence.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. Burial will follow at North Shore Memory Gardens. Visitation will take place Monday from 5-8 p.m. Memorials in Sharon's memory may be made to the Twelve Corners Community Church Building Fund. Those wishing to leave a message or share a memory with the family online may do so by selecting the Guestbook entry to the left.

Sharon was born Feb. 21, 1931 in Benton Harbor, Michigan to Donald and Beatrice Ostrom. She was a graduate of Benton Harbor High School. Sharon loved music her entire life and frequently went dancing at the Crystal Palace. It was there while dancing to the jitterbug and waltzes that she met her future husband John Bachman. They were wed on Oct. 1, 1949 and the couple  celebrated 51 years of marriage prior to John's passing in 2000. Sharon attended Twelve Corners Community Church in Benton Harbor. She enjoyed her flower garden and baking her holiday pies for family. In later years she loved to choreograph and perform her own dance routines to country music.

Sharon is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Dave) Ruff of Coloma; sons Kirk (Sharon Swigart) Bachman of Coloma and Bret (Jan) Bachman of Benton Harbor; her sister-in-law Florence Bock; grandchildren Todd (Brigitte) Kelley, Tara Kelley, Brandy (Will) Jaquez and Zachary (Natalie Coombs) Bachman; great grandchildren Cody (Brandy) Kelley, Makenna (Travis) Clark and Owen and Grace Kelley; her great great grandchildren Robert, RyLynn and Paisley; and longtime friend Karin Polstin.

She was preceded in death by her sister Donna Lee Polstin.




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