Margaret Martha Frank Bauman, 95
Aug. 15, 1920 -- Aug. 23, 2015

Margaret Martha Frank BaumanThe Lord called Margaret Martha Frank Bauman out of this life to her eternal life Aug. 23, 2015, at the age of 95.

Margaret was born Aug. 15, 1920, to Bert and Linda (nee Tischer) Ehlke in Jackson. She was baptized and confirmed at Davidís Star Lutheran Church in Jackson. She helped on the family farm and later became a maid in Milwaukee.

On Aug. 9, 1941, she was united in holy matrimony with Gus Frank at Davidís Star in Jackson. The Lord blessed them with four children.

During Gusí ministry, Margaret served faithfully as a pastorís wife, mother, grandmother and homemaker ó first in Indian Creek, near Camp Douglas, then Rising City, Nebraska; Hillrose, Colorado; Hoskins, Nebraska; and finally at St. Paulís Lutheran in Ixonia, where Gus served until the time of his death on April 6, 1985.

For many years, Margaret drove a school bus for St. Paulís school, and in later years worked as a seamstress for Bethesda Lutheran Communities, Fischerís Department Store and for many individuals in the area. She also enjoyed gardening, scroll sawing, sewing, wine making, baking and making stained glass items.

On Feb. 14, 1999, Margaret married Doc Bauman, a retired veterinarian. The couple lived in the Marquardt Village until Docís passing on Nov. 19, 2008. Health issues made it necessary for Margaret to move to Highland House in October 2009.

She leaves to mourn her passing four children, the Rev. Joel (Judy) Frank of Plymouth, Nebraska; Marie (Rod) Maas of Norfolk, Nebraska; Phyllis (Dennis) Duddeck of Watertown; and Mark (Maribeth) Frank of West Bend; as well as one sister, Leola (Rueben) Herther of Jackson. She is further survived by 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Docís family includes Tom (Cheryl) Bauman of Woodbury, Minnesota; Lindy (Larry) Parson of Denver; Janet (James) Claxon of Marion, Indiana; James (Laura) Bauman of Woodbury, Minnesota; and eight grandchildren, two step grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and two step-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015, at 4 p.m. at St. Markís Lutheran Church in Watertown with the Rev. Karl Walthers officiating. Family and friends may call at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service. Burial will take place at St. Paulís Lutheran Cemetery in Ixonia. In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Markís Lutheran Church, Lakeside Lutheran High School or the charity of oneís choice are appreciated. The Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown are serving the family. Online condolences may be made at

Thank you to the Highland House for treating our family as members of their own family, giving mom love and compassion. Thanks also to the Rainbow Hospice for their tender care. Special thanks to Phyllis Duddeck and Beth Leis for their daily care of mom and grandma.

The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away. May the name of the Lord be blessed.