07 Mar Clarence Bauman
Posted at 15:28h
Clarence Bauman, 100, Bismarck, passed away March 6, 2023, at Missouri Slope Care Center. Funeral services will be Friday, March 10, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church. Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home. Interment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.
Clarence was born to Rosina and Fred Bauman on February 18, 1923, on the family farm near Java, SD. He attended a country school one mile from the farm, then high school until he had to stay home to work on the farm. He worked there, especially liking to work with machinery, until enlisting in the Navy. A World War II veteran, he served in China and the Pacific, serving as his ship’s payroll master, from 1942-1945. He then finished his education in Aberdeen, SD, then returned to the farm.
Clarence married Marilyn Sauer in Java in 1950. He completed an internship in Java in running a railroad depot, then went to work in Idaho. They then returned to help on the farm. They later moved back to Aberdeen, then to Bismarck in 1955. He became an instructor and part owner at Capital Commercial College. He then became a Licensed Public Accountant, preparing income tax returns, which he continued doing into his 90s.
In 1973 Clarence and Marilyn bought the Drumstick Cafe in downtown Bismarck. They retired from the business in 1995. He was involved with the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, working his way up to President and then Board of Directors. He helped to start several new chapters in the Midwest. Clarence was a people person, making friends and helping everybody. He volunteered many years with The Banquet until his 99th birthday.
Clarence is survived by sons Clyde (Janet) and Bill (Lisa) and daughter Amy (Jay) Robinson; grandchildren Travis, Sara, Sarah, Elise, Grace, Claire, Hope and June; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sister Hilda Schaefer.
He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn and his son Steve, brothers Martin and Harold, and sister Rosina Stiegelmeier.