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Frank Bachmeier

Frank Bachmeier, age 84 of New Rockford, ND died December 8, 2023, at Eventide in Jamestown, ND.

Frank Leo Bachmeier was born on June 1, 1939, to George and Mary (Wormsbecker) Bachmeier in Orrin, ND. Frank was raised in the Bowden area on the farm. He completed school until the eighth grade, once he was old enough he went to work with the neighboring farms.  In 1953, the family moved to New Rockford area, Frank then worked for the lumberyard and the elevator unloading coal cars.

He worked for two different elevators Tinners for two years and he then went to work on the Northern Pacific Railroad section for a year, before he enlisted in the United States Army from 1961-1963.  Upon his discharge, he worked for Swift & Co. until the company relocated, then Frank started working at R.T.A. Telephone Company as a poll climber.

Frank was united in marriage to Geraldine Ortley, they were blessed with two children, Brenda and Frank Jr. Frank had taken a job in Lead, SD for a year and a half and then relocated to Rockford, IL and worked at a factory for four years. Frank and Geraldine later divorced; Frank then moved back to New Rockford, ND.

He started working for B&N Construction for a few years and then went to work with Swingen Construction, building bridges on roads for three years. Frank continued working in the construction industry until his retirement.

On June 28, 2006, Frank was united in marriage to the love of his life Betty Nelson of New Rockford, ND. They spent their time together doing the things that brought them the most joy, gardening, canning and cooking together. Betty passed away in 2014.

He is survived by one son, Frank Jr. Bachmeier of Las Vegas, NV and a daughter, Brenda Newhausen of New Rockford, ND; step-children, Harlow Nelson, Becky (Don) Hulse of Catoosa, OK, Brenda (Kenny) Nealis of Cashion, OK, Robin (Scott) Westall of West Fargo, ND, Carla (Mike) Roberts of Warroad, MN and Shellie Nelson of Cashion, OK; fourteen grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Nokleby of New Rockford, Helen Christianson of New Rockford and Francis Hammer of Jamestown and one sister-in-law, Janet Laube of Fargo.

Frank was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; his parents; brothers, John Bachmeier, George Bachmeier, Richard Bachmeier and Jim Bachmeier and sisters Rose Kraft, Phyllis Duchsherer and Elenora Knoll.


Frank’s Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 12, 2023, 1:00-2:00PM followed by the Funeral Service at 2:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford.

His Burial will be at St. John’s Catholic Cemetery, New Rockford.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Frank was always a welcoming & friendly neighbor to my Dad Gary King.

    Over the 7 years we had race horses & property by Frank’s my Dad was able to have a great friendship with Frank.

    Frank was always friendly & welcoming to Gary’s children as well offering a sandwich, cookies or pop to us when we visited our Dad.

    King Family will alway’s remember you Frank & your in our thought’s & prayer’s.

    Condolences to all the family of Frank Bachmeir.

  2. Frank spent many years helping our mom (Betty Nelson/Bachmeier) after her stokes. He became her full time care giver. She could be very demanding, and Frank was always able to calm her and comfort her.

    Frank and mom did share the love of gardening, canning and cooking. They did a good job and shared all their crops and canning with family and friends.

    Blessings are being sent to the Bachmeier family.

    God Bless

  3. Sending peace and love to Frank’s family. Frank was such a kind person. He always had a smile on his face and love in his heart. Rest in Peace Frank.

  4. So sad to learn of Frank’s passing. He was a stranger to me one day when we met in the post office and I needed help moving. He overheard my conversation and volunteered…what a surprise and so appreciated. He was such a kind person.


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