Gayle P. Bachman

April 14, 1934 ~ March 8, 2022 (age 87)


Gayle P. Bachman

Visitation will be held Monday ~ March 14, 2022

Emmanuel Lutheran Church

800 S Military St, Dearborn, MI 48124

Gathering 10:00am                   Service 12:00pm

Interment will follow at Parkview Memorial Cemetery, Livonia.

Memorial contributions may be made to

Our Savior Lutheran Church of the Deaf

16935 W 14 Mile Rd, Beverly Hills, MI 48025

Deaf C.A.N

Deaf Community Advocacy Network
2111 Orchard Lake Road #101
Sylvan Lake, MI  48320.

Gayle Pauline Bachman

Age 87 of Westland, Michigan. Cherished wife of Gordon for 58 wonderful years. Born April 14, 1934, in Alma, Wisconsin to Elsie and Roland Knospe. Gayle passed away peacefully March 8, 2022, at her apartment, Village of Westland, Senior Living.

At the early age of 4 ½ Gayle’s mother sent her to start school in Michigan at the Detroit Lutheran School for the Deaf. Here at the Detroit Lutheran School for the Deaf she made many lifelong friends with her classmates. Gayle would travel back and forth by train from Alma, Wisconsin to Detroit, Michigan for Christmas’s and summers. Gayle spent her summers on her family’s farm in Alma Wisconsin. Gayle attended and graduated High School at the Minnesota School of the Deaf in Faribault, MN. Gayle then attended Gallaudet University in Washington, DC and graduated with a Library Science Degree. While on summer breaks Gayle worked in Yellowstone National Park. After College she lived in Washington, DC and met her husband to be Gordon J. Bachman. Gordon and Gayle were married in La Crescent, MN on May 14th, 1960, and started a family in Dearborn, Michigan. Gayle had two sons, Gary and Gregg. Gayle loved the family life and that kept her busy full time, her boys played travel hockey, time spent at her summer cabin on Van Etten Lake in Oscoda, Michigan, fishing, camping, backpacking with her family and all the different destinations for family vacations. Gayle loved being a member of the Lutheran Church. All her life Gayle took part in the Lutheran Deaf Church in many ways, Bible Study, Choir, and all other church activities. Gayle and her husband traveled extensively throughout the lower 48 by car. Gayle and Gordon always made a yearly trip to MN and WI to visit her mother, aunt and cousins. Gayle and her husband were involved with the Wolverine Deaf Golfers which took them on countless trips throughout the Midwest. Gayle loved Deaf Golf tournaments and deaf social events where they could meet old friends and make new friends. Gayle loved to play cards with friends and family, she was an accomplished cross-stitcher and liked to sew. Gayle loved being married to Gordon and they were married for 58 years! Gayle has always been a person that is easy to like, her warm genuine beautiful smile that she shared with everyone. Gayle was unique in numerous ways, humble, loving touch, an affinity with all animals, and full of joy and laughter. Gayle made an impression on all the people she met. Gayle was a loving wife, mother and a Christian.

Survived by her sons Gary, Gregg (Cyndi), sister-in-law Wilma Ambuehl, cousins Marilyn (Duane) Jonas, Marvis (Michael) Harper, Renae (Gordon) Dierauer and many other friends and distant relatives.

Proceeded in death by her husband Gordon, sister Ardiz Knospe, Brothers Bud Ambuehl, Dale Ambuehl and many other relatives and friends.

“And everyone who lives and believes in me will never die” John 11:26

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March 14, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Dearborn
800 S. Military St.
Dearborn, MI 48124

Funeral Service
March 14, 2022

12:00 PM
Emmanuel Lutheran Church Dearborn
800 S. Military St.
Dearborn, MI 48124

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