Joseph Bauman, 1922-2015

Published 9:56 am Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Funeral services for Joseph George Bauman, 92, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Tom Biatek will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences are welcome at

Joseph Bauman

Joseph Bauman

Joe died Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Cedars in Austin.

Joseph George Bauman was born on July 7, 1922, in Hartington, Nebraska, the son of Henry and Frances (Ketter) Bauman. He grew up in Nebraska and Yankton, South Dakota, where he attended school through the ninth grade. He worked at the Land O’ Lakes chicken processing plant, Harts Appliance, Donovan’s Elevator, Freeborn Foods, Wilson & Co. and retired from the Red Owl food distribution warehouse. Joe was a 50-year member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards, watching pro wrestling and watching the Minnesota Twins and Vikings.

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He married Gladys Naomi Wilson on Oct. 21, 1941. Gladys passed away in June of 2001. He then married June Blade in June of 2008. She passed away in October of 2012.

Survivors include his children Robert (Alberta) Bauman of Rochester, Lorraine (Joe) Haddy of Owatonna, Delores Spilde of Pine Island, Kenneth (Georgette) Bauman of Andover, Richard Bauman of Albert Lea, Gary Bauman of Salem, Oregon, Stanley (Melissa) Bauman of Pace of Florida and Curtis Bauman of Austin; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; sisters Eunice Myers and Phylis Weixeldorfer, both of Blue Springs, Missouri; and nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents; his wives Gladys and June; sister, Delores White; son-in-law, Michael Spilde; brothers-in-law Floyd Wilson, Evert Wilson, Bill White, Don Myers, and Fred Weixeldorfer; and sisters-in-law Wilma Follmuth and Phylis Wilson.