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Roger Dale Bauer


US Veteran

Jul. 18, 1926 - Apr. 16, 2019

Lincoln, NE resident Roger D. Bauer, 92, passed away peacefully Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at The Windcrest on Van Dorn in Lincoln, NE.

Graveside services will be conducted at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at the Sutton Cemetery in Sutton, NE with Rev. Mary Scott officiating. Military honors will be provided by the American Legion Argonne Post #61 of Sutton, NE. Visitation will be Monday, from 1 p.m. Ė 8 p.m., with the family greeting friends from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Sutton Memorial Chapel in Sutton, NE.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Lincoln Childrenís Zoo or the Federated Church in Sutton, NE.

Roger was born July 18, 1926, to Leslie and Frieda (Wahl) Bauer at his parentís home in Sutton, NE. Roger was baptized at English First Congregational Church in Sutton. He attended K-12 in Sutton and graduated in May 1944. He was active in scouting and lettered in football, basketball and track during his senior high years.

Roger enlisted in the Navy immediately after graduation at age 17 and served in the Pacific Theater until his Honorable Discharge in 1946. After the war, Roger worked at his fatherís hardware store in Sutton. He married J. Jeannine Hultine September 18, 1949, at Saron Lutheran Church in Saronville, NE. This union was blessed with two sons, Charles and Craig. Roger later became employed at the Hastings Naval Ammunition Depot until its closure and finished his government career with the U.S. Veterans Administrations (Personnel Director) in 1984.

Roger loved the Nebraska outdoors and loved to hunt, fish and golf. He was very proud of serving his country and passing his heartland heritage onto his family. Roger and Jeannine were happily married for 62 years and were always involved with their two sons, their parents and immediate family. Four grandchildren made everything complete.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Leslie J. and Frieda C. (Wahl) Bauer; brothers and sister, Leslie J. Jr, Donna M., Gerold R., and Gene W. Bauer; and his beloved wife, J. Jeannine (Hultine) Bauer.

He survived by his sons, Charles D. Bauer and wife Jane of Hastings, NE; Craig G. Bauer and wife Shelley of Lincoln, NE; grandchildren, Dustin C. Bauer and wife Kiley; Ryan C. Bauer and wife Gwyneth; Brady D. Bauer and wife Megan all of Lincoln, NE; Jessica J (Bauer) Klaassen and husband Justin of Salina, KS; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Donna Bauer of Sutton, NE and a host of relatives and friends.

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Apr. 25, 2019
Roberta Sandhorst
friend
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I am so sad to learn of Roger's passing. My granddaughter, Aliyah (age 4), and I have visited Roger at Windcrest for the past couple of years. Roger was so sweet and kind and he and Aliyah made an immediate connection. He called her sweetheart and was always ready for a hug from her. He made her feel special. I loved hearing his stories. We will miss him so much when we continue our visits to Windcrest. My sympathies to your family for the loss of this sweet man.

Apr. 22, 2019
Gail Davis Rea
Friend
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My deepest sympathy! Roger will be missed, but I am having wonderful images of him being reunited with Jeanne. And Bruce and Joyce and others from the St Elizabeth and AZ days. Can you imagine the party! Loved your parents. Your Dad and my Dad (Bruce) had a wonderful bond. Praying for all.

Apr. 22, 2019
Jean Hamersky
friend
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I was saddened to see that Roger has died. He was a loving, compassionate, and sensitive man and I will always remember him in that way. My prayers go out for all the family.

Apr. 22, 2019
Cheryl Walker Svoboda
"cousin"
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I am the daughter of the late Patricia Martin Walker, cousin of Roger. Mom's mother was Sarah Bauer Martin. I didn't know Roger well, but so appreciate his work on the Bauer Family history book. It has given me so much information and appreciation for those who came before me. My deepest sympathy.

Apr. 21, 2019
Jason W. Orton
Former neighbor and friend
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Thoughts and prayers to the Bauers. Roger was a great friend and a wonderful neighbor.

Apr. 21, 2019
Amy T
Friend
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Roger will be missed by so many. What a WONDERFUL and KIND MAN!!
Roger loved to share stories with me about his family, his career days, and his blessed life.
My sincere sympathies to your family, his dearest friends, and care takers.
We pray the love of God enfolds us all during this difficult time.
Forever, remembered!
He always brought a "Smile to Our Aisles!"
Amy T.

Apr. 19, 2019
Shelley Holt
Windcrest
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Roger was an amazing individual to be around. We will miss him dearly. Thoughts and prayers to all at this time.

Apr. 18, 2019
Shirley Pospisil
Caregiver Windcrest
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It was my honor to know and take care of Roger. My deepest sympathy for your loss.
We will all miss his sweet and gentle soul.g

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