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Raymond Joseph Bachmeier

June 14, 1936 - September 7, 2018


Fawna Goff

Sturgis, SD

My Deepest Sympathy. Sending my thoughts and prayers for all you at this time.

Becky Brooks -

Yuma, AR

To the family of Ray Bachmeier: I am so sorry for the loss of your loved one. I worked with Ray a Twin City Fruit Company. He indeed was a wonderful man. He always had a smile on his face. May the memories you have help all of you through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy. Becky Brooks- Lewis - Mattson_

Bonnie Burrer

Yuma AZ

Shirley, you & the family are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories bring you comfort during this difficult time.

steve westbrook


So Sorry for your loss ,I remember Ray from living in Deadwood and he came in to the Big D gas station when i work there. he was a very nice guy and will be missed

Jennifer and Don Huwe

Dell Rapids SD

Family and Friends of Ray, Our deepest very sorry for your tragic loss. You’re in our prayers for comfort and peace. God bless.



I got to know Raymond when he did the shuttle during the rally. He parked his bus near Dabus, and we would visit every day, what a nice gentleman.My sympathy to all, so sad.

Lori Bertrand

Spearfish, SF

Sending my love and prayers to Deb, Sandy, and Jean. May you be comforted with joyful memories of your Dad. With my deepest Sympathy, Lori Bertrand

Mike and Fran Carey


We will miss Uncle Ray, so much. We will hold close all our wonderful memories of him driving us through the hills in his beloved bus. There are no words to express our deepest sympathy during this tragic time. We are sad😢! RIP Uncle Ray..

Nira (Naapton) Michael/ Nichols

Spearfish SD 57783

So sorry to hear about the tragic death of Ray. and read that all the other siblings except LUKE are gone too.. HAVE MANY MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN Sturgis WITH YOUR FAMILY AND MY CHILDREN GROWING UP WITH RAY'S IN lEAD/ DWD. sorry I won't be able to come to the service but will be thinking of you on Wed.

Nira (Napton) Michael/ Nichols

Spearfish SD 57783

So sorry about the tragic death of you father/brother. and so sorry to read that all the other siblings except LUKE ARE GONE TOO.i HAVE MMANY MEMORIES OF GROWING UP IN Sturgis WITH Betty, Luke Ray and JOANNA. AND my kids growing up in LEAD/DWD with Rays kids. as long Luke will Knows my Sister Jo was married to a cousin of your family. and an older sister was brides mid when Jo and Fred were married. Sorry I win't be able to attend the services on WED but will be thinking of you as I have since I first heard that it was Ray in the fire.

Nick and Jackie Heinen

Spearfish, SD

I worked with Ray at Twin City Fruit....many years ago...I sure did enjoy him....Prayers for you Sandy and family

Shannon Lauglhin

Lawton, OK

To the family of Mr. Ray My deepest love and prayers are with you all during such a difficult time. Mr. Ray was truly one of a kind!! I have so many great memories of him!!! May God's grace and power be of strength to you.

Terry Pierce

Rapid City SD

So Sorry for your loss

Dwyla Martin


Uncle Ray will always hold a special place in my heart. He was a true gentleman and always made us feel loved and important. My heart goes out to his daughters, you lost an amazing father. Deb, Sandy and Jeannie, if you ever need me I'm just a phone call away.

Joseph & Connie O'Dell

Deepest sympathy.

Jean Martin


So sorry for your loss. Keep the memories close.

Jean Sneesby


Deepest sympathy to your family in your loss. May God be with you all during this difficult time.

Mary Kibbey

Fredericksburg, Va

The things I remember about Uncle Ray are his kindness and generosity. More than anything, he liked to make people smile. I especially remember the times he went out of his way to make sure we all had an adventure at the family reunions; like the times he drove us all through the Needles and the Badlands on his bus. I will greatly miss visiting with him at our family get-to-gethers. Rest in peace now, Uncle Ray

Cathy,Dennis Mosbarger & Family


Uncle Ray will always have a special place in our hearts! It is football season -so I will always remember with a smile the time Uncle Ray turned to Jerry and said "You know why South Dakota doesn't have a pro football team__Jerry said No,Why? Because then MN WOULD WANT ONE TOO!!! All our Love goes out to Deb,Sandy,Jean,Shirley and all of their loved one's RIP Uncle Ray!!!

Lacey Brown


Mr. Bachmeir was one of our fantasic bus drivers in High School. He took us back and forth safely from so many basketball games and golf tournaments. I was so sorry to hear of his passing. I am praying for you all.