Phyllis J. (Filson) Bachtel, 85, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Saturday, July 8, 2023.
Born on April 18, 1938 in Plymouth, Indiana she was the daughter of Robert R. and Hilda F. (Hall) Filson.
She attended Lincoln High School graduating with the class of 1956. Phyllis married Harold Bachtel on October 4, 1959 in Inwood, Indiana, he preceded her in death on March 30, 2017.
Phyllis and Harold farmed where they lived since 1961. She also worked for ASCS as a bookkeeper for numerous years. A woman that would not shy away from hard work as she would get up and milk the cows with Harold for 40 years.
She had a servant’s heart always caring for the needs of her family. Someone who was down to earth and practical who did not need to be fancy. A family that never went without, Phyllis enjoyed food preservation, including canning and freezing fruits and vegetables that kept the entire family stocked with food.
Happy, calm, easy going is how her family describes her that left a legacy within her family. Phyllis was a member of the Yellowstone Extension Club and New Song Church in Plymouth.
She is survived by her children: Jane (Bill) Woodring, Judy (Rex) Young, Karen (Doug) McCartney, Ken (Michelle) Bachtel, Mike Bachtel, John (Melissa) Bachtel, and Bob (Judy) Bachtel; seventeen grandchildren; Brian (Heather) Tuttle, Melissa (Kevin) Hendrix, Danielle (Justin) Tomlin, Jason (Jamie) Brown, Josh Brown, Leah Young, Adam (Andrea) McCartney, Kristi (Kyle) Stanley, Rachel (Bela) Tiser, Kenny (Alicia) Bachtel, Mitchell Bachtel, Aaron (Dani) Bachtel, Austin Bachtel, Kendra Bachtel, Bryce Bachtel, Lilli Bachtel ,Henry Bachtel and Nate Bachtel, four step-grandchildren; Stacey, Chad, Steven and Stephanie, nineteen great-grandchildren and ten step great-grandchildren, brothers: Bill (Sue) Filson and John (Jan) Filson.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, husband Harold, sister Joy Krull, two granddaughters: Amber Bachtel and Jennifer Young.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, July 13, 2023 from 5- 8PM, in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 North Michigan Street, Plymouth.
Visitation will resume on Friday, July 14, 2023 from 10-11 AM at New Song Church, 1292 Baker St. Plymouth, IN 46563. Funeral services will immediately follow with Pastor Justin Chambers officiating.
Burial will take place in New Oak Hill Cemetery, Plymouth.
Memorial contributions can be made to ProMedica Hospice, 230 W Catalpa Dr. D. Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to New Song Church, 1292 Baker St. Plymouth, IN 46563.