Obit: Gerald Bauer


Gerald D. Bauer, 84, of Wheatland, Iowa died on Tuesday March 16, 2021 at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Cards may be sent to Kelly at: 317 Wright Street Wheatland, Iowa 52777.

Chapman Funeral Home has Gerald and his family in their care. Online Condolences may be sent to

Gerald was born Oct. 5, 1936 in Durant to Merlin and Dalpha (Woods) Bauer. He married Carolyn Hein on Sept. 2, 1956 in Bennett. She passed away on Feb. 15, 2021.

Gerald served his country honorably in the Air Force. He liked to watch the Hawkeyes and Cubs, hunting and fishing, and scratching lottery tickets. He coached little league baseball in his earlier years, and enjoyed watching his kids and grandkids play sports.

He is survived by his 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 (Brandt) Jones, Matt Beatty, Maggie and Katie Bauer, Amber (John) Trenkamp, Chelsi (Riley) Goettsch, Justine (Andy) Maass, Stephanie Rohling, Jeff (Kenzie) Mente, and Brittany (Nick) Selby; step grandchildren Jake (Joy) Schneckloth, Nick (Alison) Schneckloth, and Cait (Luke) Brown; 11 great-grandchildren; 7 step great-grandchildren; and sister-in-laws Connie & Barb Bauer.

Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; wife; grandson Shane Bauer; step grandson Dane Schneckloth; brothers Leroy and Jack Bauer; and sister Nadine Spengler.

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