Velma Lorie (Duff) Bauck, 80, Vassar: March 18, 1934 – Jan. 22, 2015

VASSAR – Velma Lorie (Duff) Bauck passed away on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, at her home. She was born March 18, 1934, to Leland and Hazel (Humphrey) Duff, at Lyndon.

She graduated from Lyndon High School in 1952, and in 1954 married her high school sweetheart, Glenn Bauck. Except for two years when Glenn was in the Army, they spent their life on the farm at Vassar, Kan. She was a fulltime partner in their dairy farm and boat and camper storage business. In the 1970s they built Lamont Hill Golf Course and Restaurant, where she became known for her bread and home-style cooking.

She is preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Millie Blackwood and Lela Ray.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn, and their children, Scott (Pam), Russ (Etta), Gail (Gene) Jarvis, and Toni (Larry) Wendling; sisters, Barbara (Elmer) Tornquist and Betty (Tom) Lewis; 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; and their nephew and longtime business partners Keith and Nancy Persinger. Time invested in her children and grandchildren brought her great joy.

Velma will lie in repose at the home at 23055 S. Hwy 368, Vassar, on Sunday, Jan. 25. The family will welcome visitors after 1 p.m. until the evening hours.

Velma was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar, where she was active in the music ministry as organist and choir director for many years. She will be given a Christian burial at 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Zion Lutheran Church. Velma’s friends are invited to the parish hall an hour before service to share memories. Burial will be in the Vassar Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to her son’s ministry with OC International, or the Lutheran Hour, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451.


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