Mark S. Bauman (1949 - 2013)

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Mark S. Bauman

Mark S. Bauman, age 64, of Bloomington, IL, formerly of Jasper, MN, passed away at 6:50 PM on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Heartland Health Care Center, Normal, IL. There will be two celebration of life services for Mark. The first service will be 1:00 PM, Saturday, December 14, 2013 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Jasper, MN, Rev. John Olson will officiate. Visitation one hour prior to the service. Military rites will be accorded by the American Legion, Jasper, MN. Inurnment will be at Jasper City Cemetery, Jasper, MN. A second service will be 2:00 PM Sunday, December 29, 2013 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #454, 1006 E. Lincoln St, Bloomington, IL. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM-2:00 PM, Sunday at the VFW Post #454 with military rites accorded by the VFW Color Guard, Bloomington, IL. In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to the Community Cancer Center, 407 E. Vernon Ave, Normal, IL 61761. Cremation services provided by Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington, IL. Mark was born August 9, 1949 in Pipestone, MN the son of Gordon and Beryl Nierson Bauman.

Surviving: mother, Beryl Bauman, Jasper, MN; sister, Marla (Arlen) Hawes, Crooks, SD; brother, Keith (Renae) Bauman, Yankton, SD; significant other with whom he made his home, Kathryn J. Rutledge, Bloomington, IL. Also surviving several, aunts & uncles and nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Mark went to school in Jasper, MN and spent 24 years as a Load Master In the US Force traveling all over the world, he was Vietnam & Desert Storm Veteran and retired in May of 1993 from Scott Air Force Base. He obtained the rank of Master Sergeant. He was the Commander of AmVet Post #270 and Service Officer for VFW Post #454 both of Bloomington, IL. He was a member of the American Legion Post #1189 Waynesville, IL. Mark was a member and Past Commander of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #60, Bloomington, IL. Mark's greatest passion was assisting veterans and their families. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Dec. 11, 2013
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