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John Bauman

September 13, 1926 — April 16, 2022

Rock Valley, Iowa

ROCK VALLEY, IOWA – John Bauman, 95, of Rock Valley, passed away on Saturday, April 16, 2022 at Hegg Health Center in Rock Valley.

   Funeral Service will be 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Pioneer United Methodist Church in Rock Valley with Pastor Jim Sweers officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Valley View Cemetery. Visitation with the family present will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at Porter Funeral Home in Rock Valley.


   John Bauman was born September 13, 1926 in Castlewood, South Dakota, the son of John and Anna (Steck) Bauman. He attended Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa for 3 years and served in the United States Army from September 1945 to May 1947. He married Paulline “Pat” Groeneweg on June 15, 1955 at the Pioneer United Methodist Church in Rock Valley. Together they made their home in Rock Valley, where John was the owner/operator of Southside Service Station from 1956 until retiring in 1985.


   John was a member of the Rock Valley town baseball team from 1946 to 1962, and was known on the team as “Sunny Bauman.” He was very active in church and community service and was a founding member of the Rock Valley Golf Course, a member of VFW and Rock Valley Gun Club, and the Pioneer United Methodist Church. He enjoyed volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

   John is survived by his wife, Pat; 2 children, Terry (George) White of Council Bluffs, Iowa and Mark (Sue) Bauman of Inwood, Iowa; 2 grandchildren, Amy Bauman and Cody Bauman; and a great-granddaughter, Everly.


   John was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna; brothers, Ted, Bernie, Henry, and Paul; sister, Vera; and granddaughter, Angela Bauman.

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Visitation with the family

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Starts at 1:30 pm (Central time)

Pioneer United Methodist Church

1030 18th St, Rock Valley, IA 51247

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