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Porter Funeral Home
Wednesday April 20th, 2022
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Pioneer United Methodist Church
Thursday April 21st, 2022
1:30pm

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John Bauman

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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Bryan & Donna Voetberg Jun 7 2022 7:30 AM

Pat, Terry, Mark & family,
Lots of good memories of John. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Berdena & Bonnie Buma

Bonnie Buma Apr 22 2022 11:47 AM

Aunt Pat, I am so sorry to hear about uncle John. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family.
David M. Cowan

David M. Cowan Apr 21 2022 3:22 PM

what a guy! always ready to help! enjoy your walks with our Lord!

Steve and Sandi Anderson Apr 20 2022 7:43 PM

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doris van der brink Apr 20 2022 5:48 PM

A candle in memory of John. He was a joy to know.

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