Jeannine Hannah Nelson Bauer, age 79, of 1212 Superior Avenue, Gladstone, MI passed away Wednesday afternoon April 21, 2010 at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. Her husband Harold is listed among the survivors.
Jeannine was born June 22, 1930 and raised on the family farm south of Bark River. She was the daughter of Arthur and Genevieve (Wellman) Nelson. After graduating from high school, Jeannine entered into the nursing program at the St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. She would spend the next few years working between St. Francis Hospital and a hospital in Rockford, Illinois. She also spent some time caring for the elderly in the Rapid River area later in her life. When Jeannine was in her early thirties she would spend her summers working as a maid in the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island and the winters in Florida. It was on Mackinac Island where she met the man whom she would spend over fifty years with. She was united in marriage to Harold C. Bauer on March 10, 1960. Shortly after they were married they moved to the Gladstone area where they have resided ever since. Jeannine was a longtime member of the first Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Her family was very important to her and she always enjoyed traveling and site seeing with her husband and children. She also enjoyed crocheting.
Including her husband she is survived by:
2 Sons: Arthur (Debbie) Bauer of Powers, Roy Bauer of Gladstone
6 Grandchildren: Mattea, Terralyn, Jocelyn, Christina, Jessie and Tony
Her great granddaughter Hannah
Her brother, Russell (Mary) Nelson of Bark River
Niece Tammy and Nephew Brian
She is preceded in death by her parents.
The Bauer family will receive friends on Thursday, April 29 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Funeral services will follow at 4:00 PM at the funeral home with Pastor Jonathan Schmidt officiating. A luncheon will follow services at the First Lutheran Church in Gladstone. Use the form below to leave the Bauer family a message of condolence.