Davis Lloyd Bauer

Davis Lloyd Bauer

Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Death 4 Apr 2010 (aged 85)
Othello, Adams County, Washington, USA
Burial Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA
Memorial ID 147499216 · View Source
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Davis Lloyd Bauer, age 85, died April 4, 2010, at Avalon Care Center in Othello.

Mr. Bauer was born May 6, 1924, at Ritzville, to William F. and Marie Schafer Bauer. His early years were spent on the Bauer homestead west of Ritzville, attending Philadelphia Congregational Church and graduating from Ritzville High School in 1942. As a young adult, he worked for neighboring farmers, including his uncle Henry Bauer. He spent time in the Wenatchee area working in the fruit industry, returning to Ritzville to work for Walt Jantz on the W. Waltner farm.

On Feb. 22, 1948, Rose Marie Schrag became his bride. They spent their early married years at the Waltner place making a home for children Edward, Janet and Juanita. He was honored to be part of the crew that helped Walt Jantz receive the 1953 Adams County Conservation Farmer of the Year Award.

After a short time with Krehbiel Motors in Lind, he managed the Bert Grieb Hatton Ranch for 14 years, improving production averages, raising horses and ponies, and modifying machinery. Here, he acquired one patent, one patent clearance and two copyrights, and two more sons, Fred and Larry.

In 1974 he earned an Associate Degree in applied science from Columbia Basin College, with highest honors. He joined Wackenhut Security Guard Service at Connell, then then Washington State Department of Game, Region 2, where he spent the next 14 years until his retirement.

In retirement he planned to do mechanic work but Parkinson's disease changed the course of things. Traveling to see family became a priority as well as baking cakes, participating with the church auction and driving his Mercury in the parade. He was a member of the Menno Mennonite Church and a supporter of Camp Camrec, the church camp in Leavenworth.

He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rose Marie; children Ed, Janet, Fred and Larry; brothers Wesley and William Bauer; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Juanita Reimers, a brother, Harland Bauer, and his parents.

Memorial services were held May 15, 2010 at the Menno Mennonite Church near Ritzville. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Camp Camrec.

ref: Ritzville-Adams County Journal, April 15, 2010

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Davis Lloyd Bauer (6 May 1924–4 Apr 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 147499216, citing Menno Cemetery, Ritzville, Adams County, Washington, USA ; Maintained by LDR (contributor 47300676) .