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BAUSMAN, Wilhelmina 1864-1932


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/3/2015 at 09:02:18

Mrs. L. L. Bausman Victim of Cancer Died Monday

Mrs. L. L. Bausman died at her home in Pleasant Valley township Monday evening following an illness which covered a period of about a year. Her condition became very serious about six weeks ago and she was taken to the hospital at Marshalltown for an examination, when it was discovered that she was suffering from a cancer. She was taken to her home as soon as it was thought she was able to stand the trip.

Mrs. Bausman had been a continuous resident of Grundy county for 64 years. She came here with her folks in 1868. Her maiden name was Mary Benz. She was married to L. L. Bausman in 1885 and the family made their home on the same farm during all of their married life.

Mrs. Bausman is survived by her husband and ten children. One son, Lee, died while he was in his country's service during the war. The surviving children are Mrs. Charles Fritzel, Klemme, Iowa; Charley, Aplington; Mary, who is at home; Bryan, Irl, Floyd, Lynn, all married and living on farms in Pleasant Valley town, Mrs. Will Harms from Hubbard, who is at home, and Mrs. Jack Perry from Pleasant Valley township.

Funeral services will be held at the home Thursday afternoon at one o'clock and later at the Evangelical church of Pleasant Valley township, where interment will be made.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 21 January 1932, pg 1


Mrs. L. L. Bausman Laid To Rest Last Thursday

Wilhelmina Bausman, nee Benz, was born in Batavia, Ill., Oct. 14th, 1864, and passed away Jan. 18th, 1932, in her home near Wellsburg, Grundy county, Iowa, at the age of 67 years, 3 months and 4 days. Mrs. Bausman came to Iowa in company with her parents when but 5 years old, locating in Grundy county, where she spent the balance of her life. July 1, 1886, she was united in holy wedlock to Lawrence Bausman of Grundy county, and to this union 11 children, seven sons and four daughters, were born, of whom one of the sons, Lee, preceded her into eternity 13 years ago.

In her youth she was converted and united with the Evangelical church at Pleasant Valley, remaining an honored member until death. It was in October last when she began to ail and her ailment was of such a nature that medical skill had no control over it, so under much suffering and great patience she finally on Jan. 18th at 9:15 p.m. succumbed to the ailment.

She leaves to mourn her departure one sister, Mrs. Carrie Van Ningen, one brother, Gust Benz, both of White, South Dakota, the deeply sorrowing husband, six sons, Charles Douglas of Aplington, Irl Hicks, Bryan Bland, Lynn Nickolas, Lawrence Wayne, of Wellsburg, Floyd Louis of Parkersburg, and the four daughters, Mrs. Rose Belle Fritzel of Klemme; Mrs. Gladys Irene Harms of Hubbard; Mrs. Beulah Lenore Perry of Aplington, and Mary Esther at home; 9 grandchildren, other relatives and a host of friends. May God give them a happy reunion around his Throne! She was borne to her last resting place by her six sons.

Funeral services were conducted on Thursday at 1 o'clock from the home and at 1:30 from the Evangelical church at Pleasant Valley by her pastor, Rev. J. M. Krafft of Ackley, assisted by Rev. H. M. Raecker of Dumont, a former pastor.

Those attending the funeral from a distance were Mrs. George Bausman and son George, Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Leverton, Mrs. Elmer Pansing of Warren, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Percy Davis and Mr. and Mrs. John Hesselbacher of Seales Mound, Ill.; Mrs. Louis Bausman and son of Byron, Minn.; Mrs. Clara Lampert of Madison, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Edd Eberlein and son of Luverne, Minn.; Mrs. Sadie Benz, of Grundy Center; Mrs. Carrie Van Ningen, White, So. Dak.; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Jaspers, Vinton; Bert Reed, Iowa Falls; Henry Bodecker and son of Rockford.

In the time of bereavement words are inadequate to express the feelings of the dear ones who are bereft of mother and companion. It is mother, it is a companion. Her spirit has taken its flight into the better world to its Maker and the body we have left with us. It is hard. She is gone but not forgotten. We shall see her again.

Mrs. Bausman loved her home, was proud of her family, always soliciting the welfare of each member. She was to her now bereaved husband a faithful companion the 46 years of their wedded life. She was a loving mother to her children, who will so much miss her. She was a good neighbor, loved and highly respected in the community. Upon the bed of affliction she was a patient sufferer and uttered the stirring words, "If I were not prepared, how could I prepare now?" Our feelings are expressed in the words of the poet, when he said:

"We have lost a darling Mother,
She has bid us all adieu;
She has gone to live in heaven
And her person is lost to view.
Oh, that darling, how we loved her!
Oh, how hard to give her up!
But an Angel came down for her
And removed her from our flock.

"Weep not that her toils are over,
Weep not that her race is run,
God grant we may rest as calmly
When our work like her's is done.
Till then we yield our mother
To Him Who is able to keep
And rejoice in the sweet assurance
He giveth His beloved one sleep.

"'Tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal;
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
When in heaven with joy we greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed."

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 28 January 1932, pg 8


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