Freida (Weisshaar) Bauder-2009
Johanna Bauder was first-born child of John F. and Lydia (Stahlecker) Weisshaar
on Thursday, Dec. 5, 1911 in Bethune. She grew up and attended schools in
Bethune and on March 8, 1934 was married to Robert H. Bauder. They went to
Oregon in 1935 to make their home in Newberg. They have been members of
Zion Lutheran Church in Newberg for many years. Robert preceded her in death on
July 19, 1995.
Frieda's days were
always busy. She was self-employed as a seamstress and volunteered at the Thrift
Store for many years. She was active in her church where she was often referred
to as "church mother" because she was mother and grandmother to many.
She loved to cook, garden and participate in the lifer of her family. She never
met a stranger and could strike up a conversation with anyone. On Sunday, Feb.
8, 2009, Frieda Johanna Bauder died at her home at 96 years, 2 months and 3 days
Surviving and left to
honor her life are three children, Ronald R. Bauder (Shirley) of Tillamook,
Ore., Luella M. Colling (Gorman) of Sammamish, Wash., and Mary Jo Groff (John)
of Newberg, Ore., three sisters, Martha Gaibler of Newberg, Ore., Erna Schaal
Bohling of Burlington, and Ruthena Reu of Salem, Ore.; two sisters-in-law,
Clarice Weisshaar of Canby, Ore. and Florence Oberg of Wilsonville, Ore.,
brother-in-law, Melvin Schaal of Vancouver, Wash.; 10 grandchildren, 20
great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and those who have come to know
and appreciate her as she has lived and worked in their community.
Preceding her in death were her parents; brothers, Ben and Ruben; and sisters,
Emma, Anna Remillard Hendricks and Alvina Schaal.