Willie A. Bauer

April 5, 1919June 2, 2021

Wilhelmine A. Bauer, 102, of Davenport, passed away Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Home in Davenport.

Private family services will take place. Her final resting place will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be left at

Willie was born April 5, 1919 in Scott County to Harry W. and Olga M. (Plambeck) Goettsch. She married Earl M Bauer on December 24, 1937 in Davenport. He preceded her in death. She worked for 25 years in sales for the Syndicate Hub prior to her retirement in 1981.

She had been a past member of the Women of the Moose, Northwest Liedertafel and Zion Lutheran Church of Davenport. She enjoyed playing cards, baking cookies, candy, embroidery and crocheting. She looked forward to her birthday every year where she would celebrate with Happy Joes Pizza and a Budweiser.

Those left to honor her memory include her sons: Michael (Ruthie) Bauer, Davenport, Martin (Mary) Bauer, Shawnee, KS; five grandchildren, eight great granddaughters and two great grandsons and many great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Willie was preceded in death by a grandson, Jeffrey Bauer.


  • American Cancer Society


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Deborah Wickard

June 10, 2021

Willie was my Grandma. She always made sure I felt special on my birthday. Her and Grandpa would pick me up every year and take me out for supper for my birthday. When I was 10 years old she bought me a charm bracelet for my birthday and every year until I was 20 I received a charm that was added to the bracelet. I still have the bracelet to this day and it is a cherished memory of her for me.
I also remember visiting her in the summer. My brother and I would spend the night at her house and in the morning, after grandpa went to work, we would walk to Putnam Museum, or Mother Goose Land and spend the day. Truly a wonderful memory. I Love you Grandma, Rest in peace.

Jim and Lois Spitzmiller

June 7, 2021

Remember all the good times on Locust Street. Great neighbors. Like family and them I married their cousin. The last time we visited Willie we laughed about the good old times. At 99 years she still remembered all the stuff us kids used to pull.

Susan Larson-Bennett

June 6, 2021

My sincerest condolences to Mike & Marty & your families.

I'd lost touch with Willie a number of years ago when I no longer received Christmas cards from her. I'd always kept in touch & enjoyed hearing from her. Earl & my mom, Frances, were cousins, thus the exchange of holiday cards. And our family enjoyed the occasional times we'd get together with Willie & Earl in Davenport or Durant. I'll always have fond memories of Willie. Hold the multitude of precious memories of her close in your hearts.

Martha Levy Neal

June 6, 2021

Wonderful memories of Willies’ smile and laugh from when I worked with her at the Syndicate Hub in the boys department. Dad, Mort Levy, told me to listen to what Willie and Edna told me and I would learn a lot. He was right! Willie taught me a lot about retail, but she always found the fun in doing a good job. Later on I discovered her husband Earl had been one of my bus drivers too. Great family and lots of wonderful memories and laughs.

Joyce Carter

June 5, 2021

she was a very sweet lady and I will miss her.