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Dannie Gene Bahm

d. March 12, 2022

Dannie Gene Bahm

Dannie Gene Bahm, age 75, Topeka, KS died peacefully surrounded by loved ones on March 12, 2022.  He was born September 1, 1946, in Ransom, KS to Henry Bahm and Marie (Pinkston) Bahm.  He grew up in Alamota, KS where he attended school until the age of 13 when his family moved from the farm to Scott City.

He graduated from SCHS in 1964 and then attended Fort Hays State University.  In his teen years, he gained knowledge of working on cars while working at Bud’s Vickers Filling Station and became obsessed with GTOs while working alongside his uncle, Emil Brandenburger.

Dannie married Elissa Carol Janzen on June 6, 1970.  To this union, three children were born, Doug Bahm, Darin Bahm, and Carrie (Bahm) Doyal.  Dannie and Elissa moved to the farm in 1973 and soon after Dannie started farming for Keith Janzen, his father-in-law.  In addition to farming, he enjoyed attending auctions (oh, the treasures he brought home and was proud of), farm sales, cattle sales, and hosting pheasant hunts.  He loved raising all kinds of animals including buffalo, horses, cattle, chickens, turkeys, guineas, pigs, rabbits, pheasants, and dogs.  He loved sharing this hobby (and responsibility) with his family.  He also loved oil witching with his cousin, Ernie Kuehn, and would talk to anyone that would listen about oil witching.  He even wanted to teach one of his nurses how to witch for oil.  Dannie enjoyed spending time with family and attending (and planning extra events, remember Elvis) for family reunions.  He loved to play pranks too, especially around Halloween (just ask the neighbors).  He enjoyed singing off-tune for his grandkids at bedtime just to hear them giggle.  His love of farming, which started during childhood, continued until retirement in 2021.

Survivors include wife, Elissa Bahm, children, Doug Bahm (Topeka), Darin and Vicky Bahm (Kansas City, MO), and Carrie and Scott Doyal (Topeka), grandchildren and step-grandchildren, Jordan and Kaitlyn Doyal, Cameron, Jenna, and Amanda Bahm, and Austin Taylor.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, March 18th, 2022 at 10:30 am at the First Baptist Church in Scott City, Kansas with Reverend Kyle Evans presiding.  Funeral services will be live-streamed at

Memorials may be made out to the Dannie Bahm Scholarship Fund in memory of Dannie for students from Scott City pursuing an agriculture degree in care of Price & Sons Funeral Home, PO Box 553, Scott City, Kansas, 67871.

Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday at Price & Sons Funeral Home, 401 S. Washington St.; Scott City, Kansas 67871.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Eldean Bahm.

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