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Monday, May 27, 2024

Harold Bauer

 

A Celebration of Life Service for Harold Bauer, age 94, of Windom, will be held Saturday, May 4th at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Windom with Pastors Marlin Mohrman and Herms Banico officiating. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #206 of Windom. The burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery in Windom.

A time of visitation and gathering will be held at LaCanne Family Celebration of Life Center in Windom on Friday, May 3rd from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, May 4th for one hour prior to the service, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Windom.

Harold William Bauer was born on August 5, 1929, in Ida Grove, Iowa to Ferdinand & Clara (Clausen) Bauer. He grew up on a farm in Ida Grove County, Iowa. In 1947, his parents bought a farm south of Lakefield, Minnesota near Sioux Valley. He attended and graduated from Sioux Valley High School in 1948. During his Senior year in high school, Harold enlisted in the Army. After graduation he was called to duty. He reported to Fort Knox, Kentucky for Basic Training. His orders were to go to Korea. He spent 15 months in combat. After being wounded in 1950, he was hospitalized and returned to the States. Harold was honorably discharged from the Army as Sergeant First Class – Special Forces on May 2, 1952. He received a Purple Heart and Bronze Star for his Service.

Harold returned home and married his high school sweetheart, Marlyce (Jones) Bauer on June 22, 1952, at the First Baptist Church in Worthington. In 1953, he was hired by the Greeley Natural Gas Company and continued with the Natural Gas Company until retirement. After retirement, he worked with the Northern Natural Gas Company for a few years.

He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Harold and Marlyce were blessed with four children: Jerry, Betty Lou, Ken, and Kathy. Marlyce passed away in October 2011. He always professed his faith in the Lord and knew it was only by God’s grace that he returned from active Army duty as he knew the Lord had work for him to do. He was always willing to serve the Lord in any way. He was also active in his community.

In 2015, Harold visited Washington, DC.to film a documentary of his experience in the Korean War and to visit the Korean War Memorial and other monuments in the Washington, D.C. area. In 2016, Harold, accompanied by his son, Jerry, went on the Honor Flight to Washington, DC with other veterans.

Harold and Ede Willard were married on Dec. 9, 2017, at Cornerstone Church in Mt. Lake.

Harold passed away on April 17th at the age of 94 years. He was preceded in death by his first wife of 59 years, Marlyce; daughter, Kathryn; parents, brothers and sisters, and other extended family and friends.

Left to cherish his memory is his second wife, Ede; three children and their spouses, one son-in-law, 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren; four stepchildren and spouses; eleven step-grandchildren and seven step-great-grandchildren.

Harold’s full obituary may be viewed in its entirety, and condolences and memories of Harold may be sent online at www.lacannefuneralhome.com.

 

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