Ruben Marvin Bauck, 91, Vassar: Jan. 19, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2023 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Ruben Marvin Bauck, 91, Vassar: Jan. 19, 1931 – Jan. 11, 2023

VASSAR, Kan. – Ruben Marvin Bauck, 91, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, at his home near Vassar, Kan. He was born Jan. 19, 1931, the son of Richard and Elsa (Peimann) Bauck, on the family farm that was homesteaded by the Henry Peimann family in 1902.

Ruben lived on the family farm all of his life. He graduated from Lyndon High School in 1949. He served in the United States Air Force from 1952 to 1956 at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, serving as an aircraft and engine mechanic and instructor. After the service, he farmed from 1956 to 1966, then worked as a builder with Swallow Construction, Pomona, Kan., from 1966 to 1980, and then worked as park maintenance supervisor at Pomona State Park from 1980 until his retirement in 1996. In his retirement, he was a part-time farmer and woodworker. Ruben was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar, where he was baptized Feb. 1, 1931, and confirmed in August 1945.

On June 13, 1954, Ruben was united in marriage to Hedy Marion Romeyk, in Islip, New York. To this union four children were born, Debra, Donald, James and Laurie.

Ruben was preceded in death by his parents, Richard and Elsa; his two brothers, Glenn (Velma) Bauck and Harlan Bauck; and by his sister, Marie Laue.

Ruben is survived by his wife, Hedy, of 68 years; his four children, Debra (Mike) Feltner, Lyndon, Donald (Teresa) Bauck, Emporia, James (Debbie) Bauck, Vassar, and Laurie Bauck, Vassar; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 17, at Zion Lutheran Church, Vassar. Burial will be in the Vassar Cemetery. The family will receive friends 6:30-8 p.m. Monday, at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to Zion Lutheran Church for the choir or Lyndon High School, and sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Ave., Lyndon, KS 66451. Condolences can be left at


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