Donald E. Bauer
Donald E. Bauer, 84, passed away Friday, January 27, in Abilene. He was born April 1, 1932 in Fall City, Nebraska, the son of Roy A. and Stella (Krenzel) Bauer. Growing up in northeast Kansas, Don attended local schools and graduated from Hamlin High School. He was an Army Veteran having served during the Korean Conflict. Don had been employed by Reece Construction in Scandia after the service. On July 22, 1972 he married Lamonia Lammer in Hiawatha. Most all of their married life was spent in Abilene. Don was employed by Brown and Brown of Salina. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, John Bauer. Don enjoyed bowling, gardening and Abilene High School Sports. He was a member of the Faith Lutheran Church and a life member of the VFW.
He is survived by: wife, Lamonia Bauer of Abilene; two daughters, Barbara Bauer of Abilene, Carrie (Ben) Kautz of Raytown, Missouri; son, Ralph Bauer of Abilene; two grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Covert of Hiawatha, Esther Koerperich of Hiawatha and four brothers, Harlan Bauer of Hiawatha, Darrel (Sara) Bauer of Hiawatha, Harold "Pee Wee" (Carol) Bauer of Fairview and Arlan (Debbie) Bauer of Wichita.
Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Tuesday, January 31st, at the Faith Lutheran Church with Pastor Justin Panzer officiating. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends 5:30 - 6:30 PM Monday, January 30th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Faith Lutheran Church. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 637410.