Anita E. Bauman,
Age 84, of Edgar, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at her residence under the care of Ministry Home Care Hospice.
Her funeral service will be held at 11AM on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at Hope Lutheran Church – Edgar. The Rev. Mark Reiff will officiate. Burial will follow in the parish cemetery. Family and friends are invited to gather on Tuesday at the church from 4PM until 7PM and again at the church on Wednesday from 9AM until the time of service. The honor of pallbearer belongs to her grandchildren: Deidre Yirkovsky, Ryan Tackes, Elisha Stefanski, Dana Reagan, Matthew Bauman, Jenna Knoedler, Dustin Bauman, Jordan Bauman, Samuel Bauman and Ella Bauman.
Anita was born at home in the township of Frankfort on September 1, 1933, the daughter of Otto and Anna (Potz) Mielke. She graduated from Colby High School. Anita was united in marriage to Wendell Bauman on June 13, 1953 at Zion Lutheran Church in Colby, he survives. Anita and Wendell resided in rural Edgar where they raised their five children.
Anita was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed working at her husband’s side on their family farm. She enjoyed gardening, baking and sewing. Many enjoyable hours were spent attending her grandchildren’s sporting events and any other activities that they had going on. Listening to Polka music and watching the Badgers, the Brewers and the Packers was another of her favorite pastimes. She and Wendell enjoyed traveling to many destinations with tour groups to places such as Germany, Alaska,the Caribbean and touring Wisconsin on the weekends. She looked forward to spending time at the family cottage on Long Lake and playing cards with her friends. Anita was a member of Hope Lutheran Church – Edgar and served many different roles at church throughout the years.
She will be greatly missed by her husband of 64 years Wendell; her five children: Linda (Alan) Bergmann of Mosinee, Terrance Bauman of Edgar, Jayne (Cal) Tackes of Edgar, Clark (Lisa) Bauman of Marshfield and David (Debra) Bauman of Edgar; her two sisters Alvina Giese of Stratford, Evelyn (Bernell) Waldinger of Tomahawk; her half-sister Betty Boehm of Waukesha and her sister-in-law Elaine Mielke of Stratford. Anita is further survived by her ten grandchildren: Deidre (Brett) Yirkovsky, Ryan (Sarah) Tackes, Elisha (Branden) Stefanski, Dana (Keith) Reagan, Matthew (Katie) Bauman, Jenna (Luke) Knoedler, Dustin (Courtney) Bauman, Jordan Bauman, Samuel Bauman and Ella Bauman and her 12 great-grandchildren: Elliot, Jayden, Connor, Charlie, Madyson, Bo, Wendell, Vivienne, Theodore, Anita, Max and Rowyn.
Anita was preceded in death by her parents Otto and Anna Mielke; her brother Albert Mielke; her brother-in-law William Giese and her half brother-in-law Francis Boehn.
Her arrangements are under the care of Life Tributes Funeral Home–Spencer. Please visit www.lifetributesfuneralhome.com to share thoughts and condolences.