Donald Duane Bauman

July 19, 1951 – April 11, 2019

Donald Duane Bauman,

67, of rural Roseglen, died

Thursday, April 11, 2019,

while under hospice care

in Bismarck, North Dako-


Donald was born July

19, 1951 in Minneapolis,

Minnesota to Frank and

Olga Bauman. His parents

returned to Makoti that

fall, where his father was

Superintendent of

Schools. Later the family

moved to Minot, where

Donald attended Minot

Model from elementary

school until his junior

year in high school. When

the school closed, he com-

pleted his senior year at

Minot High School, gra-

duating as valedictorian

in 1969. He attended

Minot State University,

graduating Summa Cum

Laude in 1973, with de-

grees in physics and


Following graduation,

he chose to farm with his

father in the Roseglen

area. This developed into

a lifetime of pursuing his

enjoyment of the out-

doors, hunting, fishing,

conservation, and observ-

ing wildlife. In 1997, he

married the love of his

life, Edith Harris. He

treasured every moment

of their nearly 22 years of

life together.

He served for many

years on the church coun-

cil of Lucky Mound

Church, faithfully serving

his Lord and church fami-

ly. Donald was supervisor

for the West McLean

County Soil Conservation

District for twenty-five

years. Throughout his life,

his dedication in all he

did created a wonderful

example for all. His love

of God, his family, and his

friends made up the fabric

of his life.

Donald’s loving family

includes: his wife, Edith,

Roseglen; children:

Stephanie (Rocky) Lien,

Clayton, NC, Lyle (Donna)

Harris, Sacramento, CA,

Cynthia (Travis) Bergh,

Havana, ND; grandchil-

dren: Cheyenne, Willow

and Sawyer Harris, Grace

and Emily Lien, Payton,

Hudson and Addison

Bergh; sister, Beverly

(Marvin) Flaten, Garrison,

ND, nephew, Justin

(Melissa) Flaten, Great

Falls, MT, niece, Rachel

(Andy) Jacoby, Malibu,

CA; grandnieces and

grandnephews: Aizalyn,

Mylah, Rowen and Finn

Flaten, Nalani and Isabel-

la Jacoby.

Donald was preceded

in death by his parents

Frank and Olga Bauman.

Donald was recognized

as the Regional Winner

for the National Wetland

Conservation Award in

1992. His integrity, faith

in God, sense of humor,

devotion to family and

pure goodness displayed

itself in every interaction,

most especially with his

friends and family. He

delighted in playing with

the little ones and whole-

heartedly gave himself to

guiding and supporting

his children, niece and

nephew every step of the

way by listening and pro-

viding much wisdom in

their life experiences.

Each of them carries his

gift to them every day of

their lives. He is the hero

we all search for.

As he wrote: “What a

blessing-my friends are all

part of my family and

each and every one of my

family is a wonderful


Celebration of Life Ser-

vice: 2:00 p.m. Tuesday,

April 16, 2019 at First

Lutheran Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot.

Visitation: Monday,

April 15, 2019 from 4:00

p.m. until 6:00 p.m. in

Thomas Family Funeral

Home, Minot.

Memorials are preferred

to the Frank and Olga

Bauman Scholarship

Fund at Minot State

University, Sanford Hos-

pice or to the Ronald

McDonald House, both of


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