Marlin W. Bahe, 85 - July 12, 2012Marlin W. Bahe, 85, of Geneva passed away Sunday, July 29, 2012, at his home.
Services took place on Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Geneva with the Rev. Becky Sells officiating. Interment was conducted at the Geneva Public Cemetery. Farmer & Son Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Bahe was born on May 19, 1927, at a farm place near Ohiowa to John F. and Wilhelmina S. (Matthies) Bahe, one of three children born in the family.
He was baptized and confirmed at the St. John’s Lutheran Church of Ohiowa. In 1945, he graduated from high school at Alexandria.
On June 20, 1956, he was married to Evelyn “Jeanene” Kamler. To this union, two children were born, Scott and Lynette.
Following several years of farming, he was employed as the office manager/secretary and treasurer for the W.A. Biba Engineering Company in Geneva. After 27 years of employment at Biba Engineering, he then worked for Geneva Redi-Mix and later served as the York County highway superintendent.
Bahe enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting his entire life, said family members. He was known to be quick with a joke and enjoyed the company of his friends. He retired to a life of enjoying his birds, reading and his greatest passion, gardening, being especially proud of his tomatoes and enjoying all the people that visited for produce.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, Jeanene; his parents, John and Wilhelmina; brother, Mervil; sister, Mildred (Bill) George.
Survivors include: his daughter, Lynette (Tom) Kahler of York; his son, Scott (Linda) Bahe of Gothenburg; three grandchildren—Peyton (Courtney) Bahe, Ryan Bahe and Levi Bahe.
Memorials are suggested to the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church and the Geneva Public Cemetery.