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BAUSMAN, L. Wayne 1904-1953


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2017 at 10:35:18

Wayne Bausman Dies At Hospital

Wayne Bausman, who spent his entire life on the home farm in Pleasant Valley, died at the County Memorial Hospital at Grundy Center at 8:30 last Friday evening.

He had been taken to the hospital a week before. A number of days earlier he suffered a blood clot at his home and his condition remained critical up to the time he was stricken.

Funeral services were held at the home at one o'clock Monday and later at the Pleasant Valley Evangelical church. The services were conducted by Rev. A. K. Senning. Burial was in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Mr. Bausman was held in high regard by all who knew him, as was attested by the very large attendance at the funeral service. The sympathy of all who know the family go out to them in this time of their deep bereavement.

Music at the service was furnished by a mixed quartet from Aplington. Members are Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Meyer, Alfred Meyer and Mrs. Harley Hartman. Vivian Meyer was the accompanist and Mrs. Edward Sietsema the organist. Flower attendants were Mrs. John Sietsema and Mrs. Elmer Schneekloth. Casket bearers were Norman Harms, Alvin I. Harms, Harold Eekhoff, Edward Sietsema, Edwin Peters and Anton Terfehn.

Lawrence Wayne Bausman, son of Lawrence and Wilhelmina Bausman, was born in Grundy county, Iowa, on April 11, 1904. He was born and grew up on the same old home farm, on which place he farmed until his death. A blood clot was the cause of his untimely death which occurred at 8:30 p.m. on Friday evening, May 1, 1953, at the Grundy County Memorial hospital where he had been a patient for almost a week. He reached the age of 49 years and 20 days.

Wayne was married to Grace Peters on Jan. 26, 1928, and one son, Doyle, blessed their home. She preceded him in death on Feb. 24, 1941. On Sept. 7, 1944, he was united in marriage to Grace J. Bartz and happiness returned once more to his life.

However throughout all his too brief span of life, the deceased suffered many reverses. He was not strong in body and already in his younger years he suffered of high blood pressure and hardening of the arteries.

Following the death of his first wife was the death of his oldest brother, Charles. On Nov. 20, 1948, his sister Mary died. She had kept house for him and his son after his first wife's death. This was a hard blow to Wayne. Then his wife was stricken with tuberculosis and had to be taken to Oakdale for treatment. In 1952 Wayne suffered a slight stroke. Through all his trials he kept up quite a courageous and cheerful mood. Again and again he assured his pastor that in spite of these severe trials, he kept his faith in God. He was a faithful supporter of the church.

Four brothers, Lee, Irl, Floyd and Charles, and a sister, Mary, preceded the deceased in death.

Besides his wife and son Doyle, he leaves to mourn his departure, two brothers and three sisters: Mrs. Rose Fritzel of Klemme, Bryan of Wellsburg, Lynn of Eldora, Mrs. Gladys Harms of Owasa and Mrs. Beulah Perry of Parkersburg. There also remains an aunt, Mrs. Carrie Van Ningen of Estelline, South Dakota, and two aunts by marriage and also many cousins, nieces and nephews as well as a large host of friends.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 7 May 1953, sec 2, pg 2


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