Joan B. Bauman, 78, of Foley, Minn., died suddenly on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, at her home.
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A Celebration of Joan's life will begin at 10 a.m., followed by Memorial Services at noon, all on Saturday, May 12, 2012, at First Presbyterian Church, Foley. The Rev. Allen Jergenson will officiate. Private family burial will be at a later date. Arrangements were made by the Foley Funeral Home.
Joan Bauman was born Aug. 8, 1933, in St. Boniface, Manitoba, Canada to Leslie and Janet (McMillan) Parr. She married John Bauman on June 6, 1959, in St. Boniface, Manitoba. The couple lived in Canada until moving to Foley in 1964.
Joan was active in and volunteered for many civic activities including delivering for Meals on Wheels, Foley Area CARE and the Foley Lions Club where she was a recipient of the Melvin Joan's Fellowship Award.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was a Deacon and taught Sunday School.
She will forever be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.
She is survived by her husband John, Foley, Minn.; sons and daughters: Ken (Connie), Clear Lake, Minn., Mike (Amy), Marshfield, Bob (Pat), Foley, Minn., Kim (Bob) Koopmeiners, Sartell, Minn., Michelle (Gary) Johnson, Foley, Minn., Leslie (Pat) Haessly, Becker, Minn.; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; a sister, Betty (Barry) Meakins, Vancouver, BC; a brother, Dave (Marilyn) Parr, Kelowna, BC; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents and infant daughter.
Published in the Marshfield News Herald on May 10, 2012