Clarice Bauer

A private family memorial will be held at a later date for Clarice Anne Bauer, 88, of North Mankato, Minn.


Posted on 8/7/14

She died peacefully in her sleep May 12, 2014. She had been suffering from Alzheimer’s.

Clarice was born March 9, 1926, to Albert and Clara (Sortland) Klubben on her family’s farm near Cooperstown. She graduated from Cooperstown High School in 1943 and attended the Bismarck Evangelical Hospital School of Nursing. She graduated in January of 1948, passed the North Dakota State Board of Nursing Exam and received her Registered Nurse’s License in February of 1948. She worked in the profession she loved for 41 years in various hospitals, nursing homes, and senior centers throughout North Dakota. She married Lenard W. Bauer on February 14, 1948, at the American Lutheran Church in Bismarck. They made their home and raised their family in Riverdale. She was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church and the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She had many interests and hobbies in life including sewing, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint, and other crafts, but none more important to her than golfing and playing bridge. She liked to travel and took a few trips during her lifetime, including one with her sister to Norway. As all Grandmothers do, she loved to spend time with her family.

Clarice is survived by her daughter, Jody (Wayne) Wollmuth of Mankato, Minn.; son, David (Luann) Bauer of Thornton, Colo.;  daughter-in-law, Margaret (Lynn) Bauer of Mesa, Ariz.; grandchildren, Adrianne Bauer of Denver, Colo., Christopher (Lori) Wollmuth and their twins, Dylan Lee and Frederick Wollmuth of Mankato, Minn., Gretchen Wollmuth of Allen, Texas, and Joshua Bauer of Mesa, Ariz.; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Clarice was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Clara Klubben; husband, Lenard; son, Lynn; sister, Lois Janssen; and her three brothers, Lyle, William, and Arland Klubben.

Any donations, in memory of Clarice Bauer, may be sent to the Buffalo Senior Center, 671 W. Fetterman Street, Buffalo, WY, 82834.

Mankato Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.