Glenn Robert Bauck, 81, Vassar: May 13, 1934 – May 2, 2016

VASSAR, Kan. – Glenn Robert Bauck, 81, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2016, doing what made him happy – working outside. He was born on May 13, 1934, to Richard and Elsa (Peimann) Bauck.

Glenn graduated from Lyndon High School in 1952, and on May 1, 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Velma Duff. Except for two years when Glenn was in the Army, they spent their life on the farm at Vassar, Kan. He and Velma operated a dairy farm and storage business. In the 1970s they oversaw the transformation of a portion of their farm into a complex that includes a motel, restaurant and golf course. Glenn was an inventor at heart and was often drawing blueprints in his mind for devices to help in his farm work. He would spend many evenings reading books by authors such as Jefferson, Churchill or Mark Twain, and he enjoyed discussing theories of government or issues in Bible and theology at the drop of a hat. Glenn was a member of the Vassar Zion Lutheran Church.

Glenn was preceded in death by his wife, Velma, of 60 years; his parents; his brother, Harlan; and his sister, Marie Laue.

Glenn is survived by his four children, Scott (Pam), Russ (Etta), Gail (Gene) Jarvis and Toni (Larry) Wendling; brother, Ruben (Hedy); sister-in-law Barbara (Elmer) Tornquist; brother-in-law, Tom Lewis; 14 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; and his nephew and long-time business partners, Keith and Nancy Persinger. Time invested in his children and grandchildren brought him great joy.

Glenn will lie in repose at the home, 23055 S. Hwy K-368, Vassar, on Sunday, May 8. The family will welcome visitors after 1 p.m. until the evening hours. Glenn will be given a Christian burial at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 9, at the Zion Lutheran Church. Glenn’s friends are invited to the parish hall an hour before the service to share memories. Burial will be in the Vassar Cemetery.

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


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