Obit: Carolyn Bauer


Carolyn F. Bauer, 85 of Wheatland died at Genesis East Medical Center, Davenport on Monday Feb. 15, 2021. Family services will be held at a later date.

Chapman Funeral Home has Carolyn and her family in their care. Online condolences may be left at

Cards may be sent to Kelly Mente at: 317 North Wright Street, Wheatland, IA 52777.

Carolyn was born July 18, 1935 in Wheatland to Allan and Norma Witte Hein. She married Jerry Bauer on Sept. 2, 1956 in Bennett, Iowa.

Carolyn loved to watch her Chicago Bears and Cubs, along with Iowa Hawkeye sports. She also enjoyed gardening, canning and sewing.

She is survived by her husband Jerry; sons Mark of Manchester and Chuck of Greeley, Colorado; daughters Sue (Steve) Henderson of Durant, Jana (Dan) Schneckloth of Eldridge, and Kelly (Scott) Mente of Wheatland; grandchildren Amie Jones, Matt Beatty, Maggie and Katie Bauer, Amber Trenkamp, Chelsi Goettsch, Justine Maass, Stephanie Rohling, Jeff Mente, and Brittany Selby; step grandchildren Cait Brown, and Nick and Jake Schneckloth; 9 great-grandchildren; and her special friend Helen Parker.

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandson Shane Bauer; and step grandson Dane Schneckloth.

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