Marjorie "Marge" Lorraine Bauer, 96, of Burlington, died peacefully in her sleep, Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at Great River Medical Center, West Burlington.
Born November 23, 1921, in Arcadia, Iowa she was the daughter of Harry William and Agnes Catherine (Hagge) Frank. She married Lowell Henry Bauer on May 25, 1944, in San Diego, California. He died June 7, 1995.
Marge was a graduate of Arcadia High School and earned her teaching certificate at the Iowa State Teachers College in Cedar Falls. Before her marriage, she was a rural school teacher in the same school she attended as a child in Carroll County, Iowa.
Marge, alongside her husband owned and operated Bauer Mobile Homes and Western Pines Mobile Home Park. She was a member of Divine Mercy Parish, a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary, St. Francis Auxiliary and Burlington Medical Center Auxiliary.
Marge enjoyed bowling on many area leagues and was an accomplished seamstress and cook. She volunteered for many years at the Knights of Columbus in the kitchen and for bingo games. She loved her many years spent with her husband at their cabin on the Mississippi River. Marge loved traveling throughout the United States with her family. She, along with her son, are the only ones in the family that travelled the entire Mississippi River on the American and Mississippi Queen riverboats. Marge had a steadfast love and devotion for her children and grandchildren. She had a great sense of humor and extreme wisdom that she lovingly passed on to them.
Survivors include her four children; Beverly (Harlan) Hatch of Huntington Beach, California, Arlys Cecconi of Yorktown, Virginia, Carleen (Ron) Nollen of Burlington and David (Lori) Bauer of Lewisville, Texas; six grandsons, Joel Walker of Davenport, Quinn Bauer and Pierce Bauer both of Lewisville, Texas, Aaron (Melissa) Hatch of Las Vegas, Nevada and David and Matthew Hatch of California; one great-grandson Wyatt Hatch; several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one sister, two brothers and son-in-law, Tony Cecconi.
A memorial has been established for the Kayla Atkins Foundation.
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I absolutely adored each and every picture! What memories. I saw one of Marge and Bev on the couch at the house on Grandview. You are all in my heart!
Arlys, Reading over your Mother's brief history, I can see where you get your extraordinary interest in people, things to do, and places to see. May the memories of the good times she shared with you bring a smile to your face and a song to your heart when you need it most.
Sending our heartfelt condolences to Arlys and family. Bless your hearts.
I didn’t know Marge super well, but I loved watching her and Dave joke back and forth. He would say something funny and she would give it right back to him as quick as you could blink! She will be greatly missed!
I only had the pleasure of being with Marge twice but I feel like I knew her for years. I we had the greatest time when she & Lowell visited us with Lori & David. We went to the dog race track & had the best time. My sister has always said Marge was the greatest mother-in-law. She lived a great life I think & was dearly loved. Prayers to the entire family.
I count myself privileged & blessed to have known Ms. Marge Bauer! Such a gracious kind lady! Prayers for the entire Bauer family!!
I have such wonderful memories of Marge when she visited California. Beverly and I enjoyed having tea at a lovely teahouse and just spending time with her at the Hatch home. She was a gracious lady, and simply stated - she was fun to spend time with. I will miss those wonderful warm visits. Marge leaves an amazing family of loving children, grandchildren, and a great grandson - she has left the world a better place. Marge will be missed and the memories of her cherished.
Much love, Helen and the Tvelia family
My deepest sympathy. Marge was an amazing wife, mother, grandmother and great grandma. Sending you all my love with hugs. You were all blessed to have had her in your lives.
Eternal rest grant onto oh Lord and let perpetual light shine upon her.
Blessings, JoAnn McPeek Lancaster CA
My deepest condolences to Charlene & the rest of your family and friends.
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