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Anna Lena Bauer, 94, of Gaylord

Anna (Mrs. Harold) Bauer, 94, of Gaylord, died Friday, March 20, 2015, at Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord.
Funeral services will be Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 25, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.
The Rev. Harold Storm will officiate at the service. Debbie Forstner will be the organist. Mrs. Bauer’s godson, Jerry Wetterlin, will be the soloist and will perform “The Lord’s Prayer.” Congregational hymns are “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” “How Great Thou Art” and “Abide With Me.”
Honorary casket bearers will be Connie Sylwester, Julie Sievert and Mandi Bauer. Casket bearers will be Chris Bauer, Tim Bauer, Andy Bauer, Brian Schuch, Deric Sievert and Adam Bauer.
Anna Lena (Polzin) Bauer, Gaylord, formerly of Brownton, was born March 16, 1921, in New Auburn, to William and Minnie (Illig) Polzin. She was baptized April 10, 1921, at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Penn Township, and was confirmed April 14, 1935, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn, by the Rev. Hans Werner.
She attended New Auburn District 35 school through the eighth grade. She taught Sunday school and sang in the choir while she was a member at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
She was employed by Ted Trapp and Otto Mielke in the General Store in New Auburn and by Otto Zellmann in the “Big Store” in New Auburn until 1945.
She was united in marriage to Harold Bauer on May 8, 1946, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in New Auburn by the Rev. Mueller. After their marriage, the couple started farming in Penn Township, and she assisted her husband with farming and raising their three children. They were married 58 years before Mr. Bauer passed away on Nov. 17, 2004.
She enjoyed gardening, dancing, cooking, baking, playing cards and spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and friends.
She became a resident of Oak Terrace Health Care Center in Gaylord in 2010.
She is survived by her children, Judy (Veryl) Schuch of Glencoe, Ronald (Muriel) Bauer of Brownton and Kathleen Bauer of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, Brian (Shannon) Schuch of Glencoe, Connie (Chad) Sylwester of St. Bonifacius, Julie (Deric) Sievert of Gibbon, Chris (Kristie) Bauer of Brownton, Tim (Marlinda) Bauer of Brownton, Andy (Kristen) Bauer of Gaylord, Adam (Kristi) Bauer of Bloomington and Mandi Bauer of Mankato; 14 great-grandchildren, Ebony Schuch, Madison Schuch, Autumn Schuch, Cody Sievert, Nicole Sievert, Cole Bauer, Lauren Bauer, Claire Bauer, Toriana Bauer, Aubree Bauer, Aiden Bauer, Avery Bauer and Karter Bauer; stepgreat-grandson, Tristan Von Eschen; many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Minnie Polzin; husband, Harold Bauer; brothers, Otto Polzin and Robert Polzin; sister, Selma (Mrs. Alvin) Hahn; two great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alvin Hahn, Art and Agnes Wetterlin, Dennis and Selma Palmer, Leonard and Hilda Bauer, Arnold and Luella Bauer, John and Erna Trebelhorn and Henry and Ruth Trebelhorn.
Arrangements were with the Egesdal Funeral Home in Gaylord. Online obituaries and guest book are available at www.hantge.com.