CULBERTSON -- Walter M. Bauer, 94, died Sunday (Jan. 26, 2003) at Community Hospital of McCook.
He was born Sept. 13, 1908, in Culbertson, to Jacob and Katherine (Lutz) Bauer. He grew up at Culbertson where he graduated from rural school. He began farming on the family farm.
On Sept. 6, 1932, he married Mae Blanche Unger. They spent their married lives farming until they retired in 1975.
He was a member of the German Congregational Church which became a part of the Trinity United Methodist Church at Culbertson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mae in 1999; one brother, Rueben Bauer; and one sister, Esther Bauer.
Survivors include three sons, William Bauer and wife, Mary of McCook, Robert Bauer and wife, Betty of Culbertson and Walter E. Bauer and wife, Rita of Las Vegas, Nev.; one daughter, Shirley Adams of McCook; six grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Thursday, 10:30 a.m., at the Herrmann Funeral Chapel in Culbertson with the Rev. Dan Spearow officiating. Interment will be in the Culbertson Cemetery at Culbertson.
Memorials may be given in his name and friends may call at the funeral chapel in Culbertson.
Herrmann Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.