James "Jim" A. Bauman, age 79, of New Richland died on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at his home.
Born on May 18, 1933, in Waseca, Minnesota, he was the son of George A. and Fayette E. (Wobschall) Bauman. He attended rural Waseca County School District #46 and later earned his GED. Jim served in the US Army from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955. He married Joanne Schroeder on April 28, 1957, at the First Congregational Church in Waseca. Over the years he was employed at the EF Johnson Co. in Waseca, Herters in New Richland, and retired from Mustang (OMC) in Owatonna in 1998. He enjoyed going to auctions, fishing, feeding and watching the birds, visiting friends, and time spent with his family. He especially enjoyed teaching his grandchildren about gardening and the outdoors. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Waseca and was a life member of VFW Post 1642 in Waseca.
He is survived by his wife, Joanne; children, Jeffrey Bauman of Waseca, Randy (Dorothy) Bauman of Staples, and Jodi Bauman of Waseca; and grandchildren, Jordan, Coby (Annie), Venessa (Marc), and Jarrod (Megan). He is also survived by brothers, George (Evelyn) Bauman of Mesa, AZ and Fred (Joyce) Bauman of Waseca; brother-in-law, Gerald (Beverly) Schroeder of Waseca; sister-in-law, Judy (Carlyle) Hagen of Ellendale; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-in-law and father-in-law; sister, Janet Roeglin; and brother-in-law, Stanley Roeglin.
Visitation will be held at Kinder-Dennis Home for Funerals in Waseca on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, from 4-7 PM and continue on Thursday, one hour before services at the church.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 11:00 AM at First Congregational Church in Waseca with Rev. Chris Meirose officiating. Burial will follow at Wilton Cemetery.