James G. Bauer
James G. Bauer
  • June 21, 1957 - August 4, 2017
  • Malcolm, Nebraska

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James Bauer passed away at his home in Malcolm, Nebraska on August 4, 2017. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and is now in his heavenly home.

Jim was born on June 21, 1957 in Estherville, Iowa and lived his boyhood years in Milford, Iowa.

He was married on December 31, 1981 to Janet Welke Bauer. They lived in several places, including Colorado, Georgia, and Iowa before settling in the Lincoln area in 1989.

Jim is preceded in death by his father, Frank George Bauer (1996) and mother, Bonnie Mae Bauer (Fox) (2011) of Milford, Iowa. He is survived by his wife Janet of Malcolm, son Nicholas (Tracy) and grandchildren Hayden, Khloe and Rhet - Cortland, and son Douglas (Jackie)-Gretna. He is also survived by five brothers: David (Cherrie), Frank (Blaine), Mike (Cyndi), Dan (Maggie), and Robert along with several nieces and nephews.

Jim graduated from Milford High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and served as an aviation electrician's mate from 1977 - 1981, stationed primarily at Fallon Naval Air Station in Nevada. He graduated in 1984 from Colorado Aerotech with his Air-Frame and Power Plant License and earned the Outstanding Student of his class.

He was employed at Duncan Aviation in Lincoln as an aircraft mechanic for 28 years and was a proud member of the Silver Wings Club. Jim enjoyed reading, bird watching, and making stained glass. He was also an avid Ham radio operator and trained weather spotter.

Jim was a member of Southwood Lutheran Church in Lincoln where he served as an usher, reader, and youth leader. He also enjoyed participating in mission trips. He was always eager to help others and always served with a smile. He fought the good fight and kept his strong faith in the midst of the battle. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Viewing will be at Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home on August 9th from 3-7 PM. Funeral will be at Southwood Lutheran Church on August 10th at 10:30 AM. In lieu of flowers, please send Memorials to Southwood Lutheran Youth Mission Ministry or directly to the family.