John L. "Jack" Bauch

Bloomington, Minnesota


Bloomington, Minnesota


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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. - John L. "Jack" Bauch, age 73, of Bloomington, died Thursday February 14, 2008 with his family by his side after a brave battle with pancreatic cancer. Originally from Sioux Falls, SD, Jack graduated from Washington High School and the South Dakota School of Mines and spent most of his career as an engineer with North American Manufacturing. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Josephine; and brother, Jerry. Jack is survived by his children, John (Lisa Anne), Julie, Linda Ray (Dan, children Joey 7 and Billy 4) and Lisa; his brother Jim (Diane, children Amy 24 and Danny 21); as well as many kind and loving friends. Visitation Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 5-8 PM at Gill Brothers Funeral Chapel, 9947 Lyndale Ave. S. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday Feb. 20 at 10 AM at The Church of the Nativity of Mary, 9900 Lyndale Ave. S. with visitation one hour prior at church. Interment Bloomington Cemetery.
This obituary was originally published in the Rapid City Journal.

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It was an honor and a pleasure knowing Jack. While we both lived at the Delta Sig frat house, he was always positive, friendly, and a help when things were going a little pear shaped in our lives. After I was graduated from the Mines and immediately got 'snagged' by the military, I was then able to appreciate the things he did for all of us at Delta Sig. My wife and I have lived in England for the past 20 years, so we have been lacking in any meaningful contact with Jack and others whom I...

My deep sympathy to Jim & Judy, whom I know, and to you grown children and grandchildren and cousins, whom I still have to meet. I hope my daughter, Kathy, extended in person our warm regards. I think Jack's Middle name was after Grampa Bauch, LOUIS. My brother, George Louis, was also named for Grampa Bauch. My memories of the Bauch boys, including Jerry, was Thanksgivings at Gramma Emelia Lamm Bauch's house at 613 South Dakota Ave. Aunt Marie Fredericks wouild pass the olives to...

Julie, Lisa and the Bauch family - my condolences and sympathy. In the times we met you could tell how proud your father was of each of you ... may your memories of him be positive and warm ....

I offer to all of your family my deepest sympathy and promise of prayer on the loss of Mr. Bauch. Although I did not know him, I have been honored to assist his son John as teacher and advisor here at the Univ. of St. Thomas. Good and gentle spirits don't come from noplace...they come from parents. May he rest in peace.

Jack Bauch-12-9-2003

I wish to offer our condolences on the loss of my cousin Jack. Our prayers and sympathy go out to you all, and I am sorry I am unable to be there to share your grief. I grew up with Jack in Sioux Falls, and recall the many Sundays that the Bauchs would stop at our house for waffles on Sunday morning after Mass. The older folks would visit while we kids played and got into mischief. I recall on one occasion when Aunt Jo related to us that Jack put one of his brothers (don’t remember...

To the family of John L. Bauch:

Please accept our sympathy for your loss. It was an honor to be with Jack during his final days. May your memories bring you comfort.


The Fairview Hospice Team

Jack, Jim and I were contemporaries during our high school years in Sioux Falls, and Jack and I were "Roomies" for a year while at the "Mines". Jack, among his other talents and accomplishments, was the prime mover in establishing the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity on the Mines campus and it is a thriving organization to this day, promoting fellowship and binding friendships among the hundreds of "Brothers" who have passed through there over the last fifty plus...

To the Bauch family:
You have my heartfelt sympathy regarding Jack's passing. Although it has been several years since I last saw Jack, we did communicate occasionally by phone. I have fond memories of our days at SDSM&T; our early jobs at Armco Steel; and Jack's frequent sending of cards,photos, and articles which he felt would be of interest to me. Jack will certainly be missed.

My condolences go out to you and your family. I only met your parents once or twice but I remember how nice they were. You have to go way back into your memory banks to remember me. We used to know each other in Jr. High @ Oak Grove. Take care.