Martin Bauer -- 1974
Martin Bauer was born Aug. 21, 1896, at Bethune to
Andrew and Katherina Bauer and passed away Jan. 11 following a lingering
Martin was baptized Sept. 13, 1896 and later confessed
his faith in the triune God on his day of confirmation. He lived
his entire life in the Bethune community with the exception of the time
he spent serving in the Army during World War I. He was well known
and respected by a large circle of friends and acquaintances.
Martin was united in marriage to Anna Marie Bauder
May 25, 1922. To this union three children were born: Walter R. of
Aurora, Evelyn K. Billenwillms of Sharon Springs, Kan. and Daniel G. of
Survivors include his wife, three children, thirteen
grandchildren, three great grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Phyllis
and Katherine and one son-in-law, Verle; three sisters, Theresea Hooker,
Ann Hayes and Matilda Mitchell; three brothers, Fred, Ed and Albert and
numerous friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents and step
mother, three sisters and five brothers. Funeral services were held
Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor Henry Thorberg officiating.
The congregation sang "Just As I Am" and "Nearer
My God To Thee" while King David sang "How Great Thou Art", and the mens'
choir, "Take My Hand Dear Father" and "Going Down the Valley," accompanied
at the piano by Louise Schlichemnayer.
Casket bearers were James Schlichenmayer, Leon and
Phillip Hooker, Ronald, Richard, Russell and Stanley Bauer and Dennis
Interment was made, in the Immanuel Lutheran Church
Cemetery. Presenting the American flag to Mrs. Bauer was the American