Pearl Bauman

February 6, 2019

obit Pearl BaumanDec. 29, 1924 – Jan. 27, 2019

Pearl Bauman, age 94 of Gary, South Dakota, passed away Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Hendricks Nursing Home in Hendricks.
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Clear Lake, South Dakota. Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1 at Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Hendricks, with a 7 p.m. prayer service. Visitation resumed one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial was at Bethany Cemetery in Astoria, South Dakota. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel of Hendricks was entrusted with the arrangements.
Pearl Josephine Bauman was born Dec. 29, 1924 in Ward, South Dakota to Paul Sr. and Josephine (Lamp) Carpenter. She was raised on the family farm near Lake Benton, and she graduated from Lake Benton High School. Pearl went to teachers’ training then taught country school near Arco and Lake Benton.
On April 19, 1949 Pearl was united in Holy Matrimony to Kenneth Bauman at St. Genevieve Catholic Church in Lake Benton. They were blessed with eight children. In 1951, they relocated to a farm south of Gary, South Dakota, near Lake Cochrane. She worked side by side with her husband, children, chickens and cattle. In 1979, Pearl and Kenneth moved off the farm into Astoria, South Dakota. Kenneth died in 1996 after 47 years of marriage. In 2005, Pearl moved to Lincoln Lane Villa in Hendricks.
Pearl enjoyed gardening, baking, birdwatching and writing poetry. She also enjoyed doing crafts, needlework, jigsaw puzzles, crossword puzzles and reading. She was known for sending cards for every occasion to all her family and friends. Family gatherings were especially important to Pearl, as she loved her time spent with her grandchildren.
She was a faithful member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where she served on the Altar Society. She was also a member of the Ladies American Legion Auxiliary in Astoria and a member of the Prairie Neighbors Extension Club.
Grateful for having shared Pearl’s life are her eight children— Ron (Sandy) Bauman of Hendricks, Darlene Theisen of Altamont, Myrna (Richard) Shum of Wamego, Kansas, Darald (Peggy) Bauman of Gary, South Dakota, Marlin Bauman of Gary, South Dakota, Charles (Melanie) Bauman of Lebanon, Missouri, Joanne (Darryl) Mauseth of Clear Lake, South Dakota, and Teresa (Steve) Bourassa of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; 29 grandchildren, 63 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; siblings William (Darlene) Carpenter, Lois Zimmer and Ardith Larson, all of Lake Benton, Conrad (Connie) Carpenter of College Station, Texas, and Danny (Judy) Carpenter of LeMars, Iowa; sisters-in-law Joyce Carpenter, Gladys Riesgard and Joyce Broderson; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her brothers Verlon (in infancy), Alvin and Paul Jr., and son-in-law Kenneth Theisen.