Doris Ethel Ann Bauman, 86, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital on August 29th, 2012, in Gothenburg.
Doris was born on November 5th, 1925 and grew up on a farm near Walton, Nebraska and graduated from Walton High School. She lived there until 1947 when she moved to Lincoln to attend Lincoln School of Commerce. On June 21st, 1947, she married Donald Richard Bauman at Trinity Lutheran Church near Walton. In 1948, she moved to Gothenburg, where she made her home for the rest of her life. Doris and Don were married for 65 years and to that union four children were born: Susan Rae, Mitchel Don, Georgia Ann and Joel Dean. Doris was a beloved wife and mother. She worked at National Bank of Commerce in Lincoln and the Sewing Basket in Gothenburg. She belonged to numerous bridge clubs and a weaver's guild. She loved sewing, quilting, knitting, crafts, and she was a talented weaver. She collected antique Fiesta Ware dishes and pretty napkins. She loved to play poker, bridge and 21.
Surviving are her husband, Donald R. Bauman of Gothenburg, Nebraska; two daughters: Susan (Dan) Malloy, Georgia (Steve) Reeves; two sons: Mitchel (Cindy) Bauman, Joel (Kim) Bauman; brother - Merle Retzlaff; sister: Donna Jahde; grandchildren: Jeremy Baeckel, Micah, Patrick and Tiani Reeves, Zachary (Azra), Abbie (Chris Signore), Jessica and Harlee Bauman, Colton, Carly, and Cameron Bauman; great-grandchildren: Brandon and Courtney Baeckel and Zara Bauman, along with many nephews, nieces and extended family and friends.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Ethel Retzlaff and her brother, Dale Retzlaff.
Funeral services were held at Evangelical Free Church, Saturday, September 1st, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jeff Cottingham officiating.
Inurnment will be at a later date in the Gothenburg Cemetery, Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Memorials may be given to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Building Fund, PO Box 68, Gothenburg, Nebraska 69138. To sign the online guest book, go to www.blasestrauser.com.