Collin A. Bachert, 79

Collin A. Bachert, 79, of Gilbertsville, husband of Karen L. (Snyder) Bachert, passed away Wednesday May 1, 2024 at his residence.

Born in Bethlehem, he was the son of the late Arthur and Geraldine (Beck) Strawn. Collin grew up in South Florida where he met his wife in high school.

Collin enjoyed gardening at his home and traveling, He had a great sense of humor and joked with everyone. He was an active and dedicated member of Valley Forge Baptist Church, where he taught Sunday school and vacation bible school. Collin took great pride in going on several mission trip with the church. Collin dedicated his life to being a wonder husband, father, and servant of God.

Surviving along with his wife is his daughter Elizabeth Bachert; son Collin A. Bachert II; brother David Puittinen husband of Carol; sisters April Rupp wife of Frank and Laurie Bonilla wife of Peter.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday May 8, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Valley Forge Baptist Church, 616 S. Trappe Rd., Collegeville, PA 19426. Burial will follow at Limerick Garden of Memories. Visitation will be held Wednesday from 10:00-10:45 AM at the church.

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I am sending prayers for my special Aunt “Jet” and cousins. Uncle Collin was definitely a special uncle, my brother stated how we would love to watch him in gymnastics he was awesome. I enjoyed the times Uncle Collin and Aunt Karen would let us tag along. Together Uncle Collin and Aunt Karen gave us some wonderful childhood memories!! RIP Uncle Collin, we definitely know where you are at now.
Love for you!
Wanda Kegley Cribbs

~ Wanda Kegley Cribbs Jennings, Fl
5/7/2024 10:33:33 PM

He was one of the best uncles I have ever been around. I hope peace up in heaven with my mom and celebrating in the fact that they’re up there and we’re still down here because life is hard and he is one of the best guys. I have ever now. I will always remember all the great times of going out west with him with climbing up and helping with the roof on your house all of the great things. ??I love you, Uncle Collin

~ Carrie Jenson
5/7/2024 7:45:08 PM

Collin & I graduated from Hialeah High School in Florida in 1963. He was on the gymnastics team & they pictured him our year book, impressive! Did not meet Collin til my sister Karen & he started dating, a very cute couple! He had a wonderful sense of humor, and when we all got together is was such a fun time. Collin was a loving & caring husband,father & provider. He will be missed by so many family members & friends, he was very loved!!!! RIP my dear brother-in-law ??

~ Kathe Richards Niceville, FL
5/7/2024 11:52:05 AM

Dear Karen and Beth,
We are saddened to hear about the loss of your special husband and father.He is dancing and singing in heaven now!
Wayne has so many good memories of fun he had with Collin when he would come to Itaska st in Bethlehem to visit his grandparents in the summers as a young boy.
Then when Wayne and I got married we visited you in Hialeah Florida and you guys took us all over ,including the keys. We had so much fun together.
Later we would meet for lunch once a month to catch up on old times. We always had alot to laugh about.
Love Wayne and Judy

~ Wayne and Judy Easton, Pa
5/7/2024 10:04:42 AM

We are deeply saddened to hear about our beloved Uncle Collin. He was truly a remarkable man who touched our lives with his kindness and wisdom. We pray that his cherished memories continue to inspire and guide my Aunt Karen, Beth, CB and extended family during this difficult time. We pray for comfort and solace in knowing that Uncle Collin's spirit will live on forever in Jesus' name. We love and miss you Uncle Collin.
- Love, Devon, Hailey, Linsey, Carly & Riley

~ Devon Lynn Cobbs Ellisville, MO
5/6/2024 1:01:46 PM

Uncle Collin was very loved by our family. One of my best memories was one Christmas season we went there for a family Christmas. I went with him to pick up CB from the airport. However we mistook his departure flight time for his arrival leaving us about 2 hours or so to just putz around. He drove me around Philly sightseeing and we talked the whole time. Such a wonderful memory between us. Sending love to my Aunt Karen and cousins Elizabeth and Cb.

~ Kaylee Jenson
5/6/2024 7:18:26 AM

Sending my biggest condolences and heartfelt prayers, to my Aunt Karen, CB and Beth.
Uncle Collin will never be forgotten, he touched the lives of so many people! A man of dedication, hard work and admiration. A great father and loving husband. I remember him always having us cracking up and laughing hysterically, always having happy memories.
Fly High.. remember this is goodbye, we will all be meeting you again.
Love you Uncle Collin.
Kendra Strong

~ Kendra Strong
5/5/2024 9:53:06 PM

To Karen, CB & Beth,
Sending my deepest condolences your way! Praying for strength for all of you.
Collin was an amazing Brother-N- Law always there for his family and friends. Loved whole heartedly and unconditionally??
Thank you Collin for giving my sister the best years of her life.
The beautiful, happy memories will always live on in each of our hearts?? He will be missed by so many!
Love you Always, Deborah Strong

~ Deborah Strong
5/5/2024 9:27:50 PM

Our deepest condolences to Karen, Beth and CB on the loss of your wonderful husband and father. He was a brother-in-law and uncle to us; always providing support and guidance when we needed it the most. Collin’s and Karen’s examples of a beautiful, loving home and family they built together made an lasting impression on our lives. We have many fond and cherished memories of our time spent in the Bachert home. We are grateful to have been a part of such a kind and giving man’s life. Collin you will be deeply missed.
With love, Alana, Kim, Gigi, Michelle and Dana Snyder

~ Alana Snyder
5/5/2024 12:43:41 PM

My heart is broken to learn of the passing of my dear friend and Brother n law Collin. Collin and I shared many of laughs together. He and myself used to play a lot of Racquetball back in the early years. Collin and Karen loved spending time with family get togethers. He was always a good family provider and always made sure his family was taken care of. Although I havent seen or talked to Collon for many years he was still family to me . I know He will be missed by so many friends and Family. We will all meet again some day my friend. My prayers are with you and your Family. Take care ol friend you earned your Angel wings. May you always rest in peace

~ Ken Strong Homestead, FL
5/4/2024 11:45:28 PM

Great memories many moons ago with Collin and Karen. I remember watching Collin practicing gymnastics. When vacationing in Miami he would take a few of to Dairy Queen on multiple occasions. I also had the opportunity to work with him at Graybar for a short period of time. Very giving person. My condolences to Aunt Karen and my cousins!

5/4/2024 7:17:37 PM

To my loving brother.
When we were young, we got into lots of trouble and I know we were hellions, but it never meant that we didn’t care about one another. You grew up to be a fine man, a loving husband, a great father and an all around wonderful person in the church and the community. I’ll always remember our time together and more importantly, I’ll always remember you with a loving heart.

~ April Rupp
5/4/2024 5:26:24 PM

I have so many happy memories with Collin. He was one of my favorite brother-in-law. He was caring, compassionate and a wonderful Christian. Our family shares the sadness and pain with Karen & Beth. We will miss him.

~ Melanie Johnson
5/4/2024 4:34:29 PM

There are so many fond memories I have of Collin. I’ve known him since I was 13 years old. So many fun times. Never hesitating to help anyone in the family be it moving, home projects, cookouts, showing us around Philadelphia. He is the most loving Husband and Father. Collin is so faithful and totally dedicated to caring for his family. He sacrificed much for them. His strong religious beliefs and work ethic are a true testament to his strong inner values. Collin will remain in our hearts always and thus Never be forgotten. Lovingly, one of his 10 sisters-in-law, jb-birdie ??

~ J.B. Cobbs
5/4/2024 4:17:04 PM

Collin, Is always in our thoughts and in our memory as Bill and Alan are. Collin’s devotion to God, family, and his calling to help the poor in need in other countries made him exemplary. Remembering our good times as a family, starting from the day where JB and I were married in Collin’s and Karen’s home with all of the family together. We know Collin’s soul is in heaven. All of our souls of our family will always be together. With love Dan

~ Dan Cobbs
5/4/2024 4:14:47 PM

On Wednesday morning I had to do the hardest thing I ever had to do, I held my Father’s hand as God called him home. God blessed me with two wonderful, supportive, loving parents and my Father is the strongest kind-hearted man I know. He dedicated his life to putting God and his family first, and taught me to do the same not with words but with his actions and example. He always did the right thing by everyone he encountered. I hope that is another lesson I learned from him as well. I love and miss you so much Dad.

~ Elizabeth Gilbertsvile, PA
5/3/2024 9:47:10 PM