Clarence Bauman


Clarence Bauman, 100, Bismarck, passed away March 6, 2023, at Missouri Slope Care Center.  Funeral services will be Friday, March 10, 2023, at 11:30 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church.  Visitation will be on Thursday, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Bismarck Funeral Home.  Interment will be at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Clarence was born to Rosina and Fred Bauman on February 18, 1923, on the family farm near Java, SD. He attended a country school one mile from the farm, then high school until he had to stay home to work on the farm. He worked there, especially liking to work with machinery, until enlisting in the Navy. A World War II veteran, he served in China and the Pacific, serving as his ship’s payroll master, from 1942-1945. He then finished his education in Aberdeen, SD, then returned to the farm.

Clarence married Marilyn Sauer in Java in 1950. He completed an internship in Java in running a railroad depot, then went to work in Idaho. They then returned to help on the farm. They later moved back to Aberdeen, then to Bismarck in 1955. He became an instructor and part owner at Capital Commercial College. He then became a Licensed Public Accountant, preparing income tax returns, which he continued doing into his 90s.

In 1973 Clarence and Marilyn bought the Drumstick Cafe in downtown Bismarck. They retired from the business in 1995. He was involved with the Germans from Russia Heritage Society, working his way up to President and then Board of Directors. He helped to start several new chapters in the Midwest. Clarence was a people person, making friends and helping everybody. He volunteered many years with The Banquet until his 99th birthday.

Clarence is survived by sons Clyde (Janet) and Bill (Lisa) and daughter Amy (Jay) Robinson; grandchildren Travis, Sara, Sarah, Elise, Grace, Claire, Hope and June; seven great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sister Hilda Schaefer.

He was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn and his son Steve, brothers Martin and Harold, and sister Rosina Stiegelmeier.

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Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all.

Clarence was a beloved next-door neighbor, and I have very fond childhood memories of him. We lived next-door from about 1985 to 1991. Clarence always had boxes of raisins for my sister and I, and we’ve always thought fondly of him. Sending love and light to his family.

Our hearts & prayers are with you all.

Rest in Peace Clarence. I got to know you when your wife was at MSLCC. You were a kind man and such a devoted husband.

Clarence’s wife Marilyn and I were first cousins. We always ate at the Drumstick when I brought Mom to Bismarck. Clarence was such an intelligent man and so much fun to visit with. The last time I saw him was a couple of years ago at the appointment desk at Sanford hospital. Couldn’t believe we just ran into one another in line! Had a great visit while waiting.

Wishing the Bauman family peace and comfort at this sad time.

I got to know Clarence when he volunteered at The Banquet. He was a good person with a great work ethic. When Clarence decided to “retire” from volunteering at 99 years of age we were all a little sad but did enjoy him coming back to visit. There will always be a place in my heart for Clarence.

Wishing you peace and comfort in this time of transition. May your many good memories of Clarence sustain you.

Clyde, so sorry to hear your loss of your father. He’s with your mom and a very special man. And that is Jesus our one and only savior Lord. Our sympathies goes to you, Janet, and Sarah and your families.
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