|Birth: ||May 5, 1974|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 2005|
He was the son of Donald Joseph Bauhs, Sr. and Margaret Mary "Peggy" (Dockery) Bauhs. Donald was a graduate of St. Mark's Elementary School and Kenosha Tremper High School. He was the starting fullback on the 1991 Division 1 football championship team from Tremper, and also was an accomplished tennis player on the outstanding Tremper tennis teams of the early 1990's. He attended The University of Wisconsin-Madison, graduating with honors in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry. While a UW student he received the 1995-96 Hillsdale Research Fellowship in Bio-Chemistry. His research article was then published in Bio-Chemistry journals. He spent the next year studying at the University of Regensburg in Regensburg, Germany, where he learned the German language during his studies. Donald then attended the University of California – San Francisco on a fellowship where he graduated in 2000 with a Master of Science degree in Neuroscience (he was also offered fellowships at Northwestern, Johns Hopkins and Harvard). In 2001 he moved to New York and taught high school biology and chemistry at Marta Valle High School on the lower east side of Manhattan where he was when terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
In 2002 he enlisted in the United States Army, attended Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in January 2003 with the 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment. He spent nine months in Baghdad, Iraq during his tour of duty beginning in 2003, returning to America in April 2004. He had been stationed at Ft. Lewis since January 2005. He was highly respected by his superior officers and the men of his command; he was a motivated officer, attentive always to his duties. "No one was more dedicated, hardworking, and concerned about his men then Don was" said his Commanding Officer Captain Patrick Roddy. He remained faithful to his Church and his God. Donald always enjoyed spending time with his family and especially adored his two young nieces. He continued to be a Wisconsin Badger football fan. Donald died unexpectedly at Ft. Lewis, Washington and is survived by his parents; his three brothers, Timothy, Michael (Julie), and Andrew; one sister, Lisa (Joseph) Hartlage; his two nieces; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.
Donald J. Bauhs (1940 - 2006)
Saint James Cemetery
Plot: Lot 51, Section I, Grave #5
Created by: Sue
Record added: May 19, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19446121