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John P. Bauer

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DAVENPORT, Iowa – John P. Bauer, 89, of Davenport, formerly of Sterling, died Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014, at Genesis East Medical Center in Davenport.

He was born Dec. 18, 1924, in Harmon, the son of John and Lucy (Peters) Bauer. He was united in marriage to Marjorie Schumaker on June 16, 1956, in Fulton. She preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2008.

He was employed with Northwestern Steel and Wire Co. from 1956-1988, and farmed in the area for 40 years. John was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sterling. In his free time, he enjoyed traveling, and was a square dance caller for 15 years.

Survivors include a sister, Francis (Alvin) Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, and a sister.

Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday and the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with the Rev. Bruce Ludeke officiating. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Sterling. McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls is handling arrangements,

A memorial has been established to Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Visit www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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