Rev. Lester Bach O.F.M., Cap.
October 15, 1931 - February 2, 2020
Ruth & Carissa Bach
St. Ann's Fraternity OFS, Green Bay, WI
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Lester Bach, Capuchin friar and priest, died on 2 February, at the age of 88. Fr. Lester was born on 15 October, 1931 in Sherry, WI, the son of the late Frank and Amelia (née Long) Bach. He was invested in the Capuchin habit in 1949, perpetually professed in 1953, and ordained in 1957. For…

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T. Franzen - OFS left a message on February 19, 2020:
The worlds loss here is heaven's gain. What a great brother you have been and what contributions to our "walking the journey" and deepening our knowledge and lives by your writings as well. Peace and all good - Theresa F.- OFS
Ruth & Carissa Bach left a message on February 11, 2020:
Rest In Peace Great Uncle Father Lester Bach
Christopher Panagoplos TOR left a message on February 10, 2020:
Heartfelt gratitude for Lester’s encouragement, down-to-earth practical wisdom, his thoughtful reflections on Franciscan charism and his constant invitation to give witness in the spirit of St Francis. May the Lord’s faithful servant find rest in the heart of Jesus. Christopher, TOR CNSA
Lora Hainy, OFS left a message on February 10, 2020:
Death is nothing. Death is nothing at all. You have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. We will call you by your old familiar name. We will speak to you in the easy way we always used, with no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. We will laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of you, pray for you, let your name be ever the household word it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without a trace of shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolutely unbroken continuity. Why should you be out of mind because you are out of sight? You are but waiting for us for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. ----your Secular Franciscan brothers and sisters
St James Fraternity, OFS -- Wausau left a message on February 9, 2020:
A prolific writer, a remarkable man, a superb spiritual assistant -- Father Lester we will miss you so much. You supported Secular Franciscan's so much, and for so long. You were a dynamic speaker -- and always started with a little joke to break the ice! We will miss your presence, but you will continue to teach us through your books. Much love from your Secular brothers and sisters.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Bob & Mary Jane Henning, OFS left a message on February 9, 2020:
Fr. Lester, we will miss you and your wisdom, your smile and your joy. You have taught us in many ways, by your writings, your talks and your examples, how to live and be a Franciscan. May you rest in peace. Shalom
St. Ann's Fraternity OFS, Green Bay, WI left a message on February 9, 2020:
St. Ann's Fraternity extends "Deepest Sympathy" to a World that has lost a great Priest and Writer. What the Human World has lost, Heaven has Gained! "God Bless" Fr. Lester and "Rest in Peace!" St. Francis will soon be there for you!
Carole & Jim Donner, ofs left a message on February 8, 2020:
Fr. Lester will be lovingly remembered always in our hearts. May God grant him eternal joy, as he brought much joy to all who knew him.
Linda S Bach left a message on February 6, 2020:
I wish I could have spent more time with you ….our family was so far apart (aka miles) Linda and Renee Bach
Kathy Zwiener left a message on February 6, 2020:
RIP Father Lester
Leonarda MacNeil ofs left a message on February 6, 2020:
Fr. Lester was truly a beloved friend and mentor to many Secular Franciscans in the Region of Eastern Canada. He willingly came to us numerous times and shared his deep Franciscan Spirituality, wealth of knowledge, immense love, and ever quick laughter. We were at home with him, and he with us. The glint in his eyes, the smile on his face, the chuckle in his throat, and the love in his heart will never be forgotten. Farewell for now my friend! My condolences to all who loved him. Leonarda MacNeil ofs Antigonish, Nova Scotia Canada
Carissa Bach left a message on February 5, 2020:
I will miss you Father Lester you were a great great uncle and a great uncle to my mom. Ruth & Carissa
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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