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Donald J Bauer
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Donald Jean Bauer, age 90 of Sholes, died on Tuesday June 27, 2017 at Colonial Manor of Randolph. He was born on October 10, 1926 at Randolph, Nebraska the son of Edwin and Pearl (Martindale) Bauer. He was baptized at Zion East Lutheran Church rural Pierce. He received his education at Wayne County District #22 through the 8th grade. Don helped his dad farm until he went to the United States Army serving during World War II from February 15, 1946 when he received his training at Fort Bliss, Texas and served in Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines until he was honorably discharged on April 5, 1947.

On February 14, 1950 Donald married Helen Kuhl at the St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Rectory in Randolph. The couple farmed in the Sholes and Randolph area until 1966 when they bought the Kuhl's grain elevator in Sholes from John Kuhl. They bought and sold grain and Kent Feed, Don received many Kent Feed awards. He retired in 1988 at the age of 62.

Don served as the Mayor of Sholes for over 50 years. He was a member of Alvin Kessler V.F.W. Post #5545 of Randolph. He was a regular member of the Randolph Card Club where he enjoyed many hours playing Euchre and Sheepshead daily. He enjoyed fishing with his grandchildren and also golfing, hunting, bowling and traveling with his wife, family and friends. You would always see him driving his pickup early in the mornings checking crops and livestock.

Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Helen Bauer of Sholes; 1 Son Tom and Judy Bauer of Sholes; 5 Grandchildren Jim and Tina Bauer of Tilden; John and Danille Bauer of Randolph; Jesse Bauer and special friend Shaunna of North Platte; Sherri Glanz of Lincoln and Staci and Tim Ortiz of Lincoln; 7 Great Grandchildren; 1 Brother Arnold and Bev Bauer of Seattle, WA; several nieces and nephews.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, Daughter Donna Glanz; 3 Sisters Darlene, Margie and Phyllis; 1 Brother Dale.

Memorial Funeral Services
Memorial Services: St. John's Lutheran Church – Randolph, NE
Date: Thursday July 6, 2017 – 10:30 A.M.
Inurnment: St. Frances Catholic Cemetery – Randolph, NE
Military Rites: Alvin Kessler V.F.W. Post #5545 and American Legion Post #113 of Randolph
Memorial Visitation: 5 - 7 P.M. Wednesday at Johnson Funeral Home – Randolph
Minister: Reverend Howard Rasmussen
Music: Organist: Marsha Huwaldt Congregational Singing: "How Great Thou Art" "Amazing Grace"
Honorary Pallbearers: "All Don's card playing buddies"

Call Johnson Funeral Home with questions 402-337-0711.

FOR RANDOLPH: If you would like to order flowers and avoid a wire charge call RANDOLPH's local florist, they will take visa/mastercard or bill direct, (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS) Randolph Florist: Main Street Flowers 402-337-1004; has dedicated service to Randolph, delivery in Randolph before and after services, providing an extra layer of service for our Randolph residents and our client families.

FOR STANTON: If you wish to order flowers FOR STANTON LOCATION - FLORISTS, call 402-644-8361 (THIS WILL SAVE YOU AN EXTRA WIRE CHARGE, CHARGED BY THE NATIONAL FLOWER CENTERS). Floral Expressions will accept most major credit cards and may bill you directly, Floral Expressions has dedicated service to Stanton, delivery in Stanton before and after services

Funeral Home:
Johnson Funeral Home
111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE
US 68771

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5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Johnson Funeral Home

111 E. Broadway
Randolph, NE 68771





10:30 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church - Randolph

310 W. Broadway Street
Randolph, NE 68771





St. Frances Catholic Cemetery

86690 559th Avenue
Randolph, NE 68771


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