Allan Bachman, 71, of Langdon, ND, passed away September 5, 2023, at his favorite place, the farm.
Allan was born March 4, 1952, in Langdon, ND, to Peter and Neva (Spratt) Bachman. He grew up and attended school in the Langdon area, graduating in 1971 from Langdon High School. Allan started farming right out of high school. He also worked at the missile site, drove bus and worked at the local liquor store in addition to his farming duties. On June 14, 1975, Allan married Patty Crockett on the Crockett family farm near Wales, ND. Allan and Patty hand-built their home northwest of Langdon, where they farmed and raised their four children. They were fortunate to be able to spend the last seven winters living in Mesa, Arizona.
Allan’s lifelong passion was to farm. He was fortunate enough to be able to spend his last years farming with his son, Daren. He also had a knack for cooking. He was famous for his steaks! Sunday suppers with his family were almost a weekly tradition. When Allan had some rare free time when he wasn’t in the tractor or in one of his Peterbilts, he enjoyed camping, happy hour, and going for crop tours. His pride and joy were his wife, kids and grandkids. He looked forward to going to their activities, spending time with them, or having them visit him at the farm. Grandpa was notorious for sneaking the grandkids snacks when mom and dad weren’t looking. Allan was a former president of the Langdon Curling Club, was vice president of the Dakota Spirit Arena during the addition of the locker rooms in 2005, and was a township officer.
Surviving Allan are his wife, Patty, of Langdon; children: Patrick (Kristy) of Grand Forks, ND, Daren (Whitney) of Langdon, and Rachael (Benny) Hoffarth of Langdon; grandchildren: Jack, Haley & Andrew, Mason, Kameron & Logan, and Scarlet & Jade; and his siblings. He was preceded in death by his son, James; his parents; brother Victor; and infant brother Mark.
A memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a 7:00 p.m. prayer service on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at the church. Burial of ashes will be at Calvary Cemetery in Langdon.