Leroy Herman “Skeets” Bauer, 93, of Waverly, Iowa, passed away on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly.
Leroy H. Bauer was born on April 17, 1922, the son of Louis and Ida (Winkleman) Bauer, in Waverly, Iowa. He was baptized and later confirmed at St. Pauls Lutheran Church in Waverly, where he also attended school. On January 5, 1943, Leroy entered the United States Army Air Force, and was honorably discharged on October 4, 1945. On September 28, 1947, he was united in marriage to Gladys Daphine Strottmann, at St. Matthews Lutheran Church in Readlyn. Following their marriage, the couple farmed north of Waverly before moving into Waverly in 1968. He then was employed by Shield Bantam “Terex” until retiring in 1986. Gladys and Leroy shared 67 years of marriage, before Gladys passed away on January 23, 2015.
Leroy was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Jo W. Cretzmeyer VFW Post #2208, Waverly, and AMVETS Post #79, Waverly. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards with friends, baking cookies, and especially spending time with Gladys, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
Survivors are his son, Steven (Judy) Bauer of Waterloo, Iowa; daughter, Susan (Stan) Wedeking of Plainfield, Iowa; 3 grandchildren, Chris (Christi) Wedeking, Heidi (Jeremy) Wedeking-Lux and Lindsey (Jason) Kofoot; four great grandchildren, Catilyn and Cason Wedeking, and Rylan and Declan Wedeking-Lux; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by Gladys; his parents; two sisters, Hilda Prestien and Laura Buhr; and three brothers, Edwin in infancy, Clarence, and Floyd.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 14, 2015, at 10:00 am at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Waverly, with Pastor Joyce Sandberg officiating. Burial will follow in the Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, with military rites provided by the Waverly Area Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm at the Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home in Waverly, and also an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Memorials may be directed to Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community, Cedar Valley Hospice, or St. Pauls Lutheran Church. Online condolences for Leroy may be left at www.kaisercorson.com. Kaiser-Corson Funeral Home of Waverly is assisting the family. 319-352-1187 – See more at: http://www.kaisercorson.com/obituary/Leroy-Herman-Bauer/Waverly-IA/1542922#sthash.VkSsy5cp.dpuf
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