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BAUSMAN, Grace 1905-1941


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 3/1/2017 at 07:00:23

Large Attendance At Last Rites For Mrs. Bausman

Last rites for Mrs. Wayne Bausman were conducted on Thursday afternoon from the home at one o'clock and later at the Pleasant Valley Evangelical church with the pastor, Rev. Walter Cerka, in charge. The church could not accommodate all those who came to pay their last respects to the deceased. A loudspeaker made it possible for those who were without the church to hear the services within. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Pallbearers were Albert Shoeneman, John Sietsema, Norman Harms, Lester Hook, Edwin Peters and Edward Sietsema.

Three beautiful selections were furnished by the Baptist quartet from Aplington, consisting of Mrs. Walt Popkes, Miss Hattie Dreyer, Jack Popkes, and Arend Dreyer with Miss Jean Dreyer, accompanist.

The floral tributes were arranged by Mrs. Elmer Schneckloth, Mrs. Norman Harms and Mrs. Carl Bergman.

Grace Peters Bausman was born April 23, 1905, in Shiloh township, Grundy county, Iowa, and died February 24, 1941, at the age of 35 years, 10 months and one day. She was the oldest daughter of Anno and Rena Peters.

On the 11th of February she entered the Allen Memorial hospital and on the following day underwent a major operation. From all indications she was making satisfactory recovery until very suddenly, late Monday afternoon, she was taken suddenly very ill and passed away even before loved ones could reach the hospital; however, her mother and sister were with her in those last painful moments when everything humanly possible was done for her.

Grace, as she was best known to this community, attended school at Dike, Iowa, and as a young woman clerked for the Ben Neessen store at Wellsburg, where she continued to work until her marriage to Wayne Bausman. They moved immediately to the farm where they have since lived. They were married on January 26, 1928, as were also Mr. and Mrs. Jack Perry, a sister of Mr. Bausman. A son, Doyle Wayne, came to bless their home on July 11, 1933.

Practically all her life she spent in this community. She was an active member of the Pleasant Valley Evangelical church, and was always interested in its progress. She was active secretary of the Pleasant Valley Aid, this being her second term.

Her fine qualities were appreciated by all who knew her, but it was in the home where she was best known and loved. It is hard to lose such a fine young wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend, but we know her influence will live long in the memories of those who knew and loved her. In her last moments she spoke of her trust in her Savior, which gave her assurance. May this same comfort and assurance sustain her loved ones. May they find further comfort in this passage from God's word: "All things work together for good to those who love the Lord."

She leaves to mourn her passing her loving husband and son Doyle, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Anno Peters; four sisters, Mrs. W. W. Renner of Waterloo, Mrs. D. R. Dale of Carroll, Mrs. Kenneth Dreyer of Fredricksburg, and Anna Belle Peters of Waterloo and two brothers, Willard of Parkersburg and Raymond of Waterloo, as well as a host of relatives and friends.

In My Father's House
No, not cold beneath the grasses,
Not close-walled within the tomb;
Rather in my Father's mansion,
Living in another room.

Shall I doubt my Father's mercy?
Shall I think of death as doom,
Or the stepping o'er the threshold
To a bigger, brighter room?

Shall I blame my Father's wisdom?
Shall I sit enswathed in gloom,
When I know my love is happy
Waiting in another room?

Relatives and friends from a distance attending the funeral were: Mrs. Anna White, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Neessen, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. R. X. Murphy, Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Ubbe Peters, Steamboat Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Parks, Byron, Minn.; Lyman Bausman, West Concord, Minn.; Mrs. D. W. Williams, Austin, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hesselbacker, Mrs. Percy Davis, Stanley Davis, of Scales Mound, Ill.; Mrs. Elizabeth Steinmetz, Chicago; Mrs. Edith Eberlein, Luverne, Minn.; Jack Bausman, Lawrence Bausman, Mrs. Elmer Pansing, Mrs. Ioha Leverton and daughter Harriet of Warren, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Roy Millspaugh and Arlin Eggenbarger of Lockridge, Iowa.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 March 1941, pg 9


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