|Birth: ||Jul. 24, 1931|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 2011|
PEORIA - Barbara D. ClemmerBauman , 79, of Merrill, Wis., formerly of Peoria, Ill., died Wednesday, April 6, 2011, at St. Claire's Hospital in Weston, Wis.
S he was born July 24, 1931, in Peoria, Ill., the daughter of the late Leslie and Viola (Dempster) C ollins. Barbaramarried Harry L. Clemmer of Peoria, Ill., on April 24, 1949. She later married Alan J. Bauman of Tomahawk, Wis., on Jan. 17, 2001. Both preceded her in death.
Barbara lived the first 60 years of her life in Peoria, Ill., and was a member of the University Avenue United Methodist Church for many years. She sang in the church choir and later was an active member of the Komatsu Dresser choir. She enjoyed performing with both groups for many years.
Barbara worked at Komatsu Dresser as secretary to the plant manager for 25 years before retiring.
She was an avid angler and could catch whatever was biting with the best of them. Barb and Harry enjoyed vacationing in Wisconsin for years and finally achieved a lifetime dream of owning a piece of land in the Tomahawk area. It was even better that they had access to so much water to fish and had time to make many good friends. Bar bara enjoyed traveling, especially when it included fishing.
Barbara is survived by her three children, James D. (Cheryl) Clemmer, Karen L. (David) Smith and Leslie A. (Teresa) Clemmer; six grandchildren, Jereme Smith, Alison Clemmer, Jessica Moss, Ryan Clemmer, Phillip Clemmer and Lindsey VanOrman; and six great-grandchildren, Olivia Cox, Keagan Moss, Jessica VanOrman, London Smith, Kelbie Moss and Jenner Smith. Barba ra also is survived by multiple stepchildren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Also preceding her in death were her sister, Sharon; brother-in-law, Jack Pass of Illinois; and her brother, GordonCollins of California.
A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at University United Methodist Church, 2818 N. University, Peoria, Ill., where visitation will be at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Kevin Boesen will officiate. An additional memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 11, 2011, at Bell Tower Residence Chapel, 1500 O'Day St., Merrill, Wis., where visitation will be at 10 a.m. Chaplain Don Dinsmore will officiate.
Memorials may be directed to the activity fund of Bell Tower Residence of Merrill.
Leslie E. Collins (1905 - 1971)
Viola M Collins (1910 - 2004)
Harry L. Clemmer (1930 - 1997)
Barbara D. Collins Bauman (1931 - 2011)
Sharon Collins Pass (1934 - 2002)*
Gordon Wesley Collins (1938 - 2010)*
Created by: JKMartin
Record added: Jul 15, 2011
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