I grew up on a farm in rural Cooper county south of Boonville and graduated from Bunceton High School. I continued my education at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, receiving a B.A. in Education. While in college, I met my wife to be, Raycene Frazier, who was, herself raised in Columbia, and is a graduate of Hickman High School. In 1970, Raycene and I were married and have lived in Columbia ever since, with Raycene losing her battle with cancer in May of 2014.
I spent about 20 years in the automotive industry, first in auto parts and then as Service Manager for the Datsun/Nissan dealership in Columbia. In 1991, I received my Funeral Director’s license, when an opportunity arose to join the staff at Memorial Funeral Home. I was eventually promoted to manager in 1996, and continued in this capacity until 2006. Whether in the auto industry or the funeral industry, I believe the most important aspect is the care and service that can be provided for each individual or family.
Having lived in central Missouri since I was a small child, Midwestern values of faith, family, honesty, and unwavering ethics are an integral part of my life. It is a privilege to be a co-owner/manager of Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel, with those values being an integral part not only of my life, but also a core aspect of our business.
We look forward to many years of service to Columbia and surrounding communities by offering personalized, loving care. Being truly locally owned, gives Bach-Yager Funeral Chapel an opportunity to serve our community without the impersonal trappings of a corporately owned funeral home.