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Lillian Jane Bauer

Posted September 30, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale

December 31, 1924 – September 26, 2013

Lillian Bauer

Lillian Bauer

Lillian J. Bauer, 88, passed from this life on Thursday, September 26, 2013 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2 p.m. on Monday, September 30, at St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church in Des Moines, where the family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service time at the church. Burial will follow at Chapel Hill Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines.

Lillian was born on December 31, 1924 in Dubuque, IA. She married the love of her life, Delbert Bauer on May 14, 1946 in Des Moines. After many years, Lillian retired from the Veterans Hospital. Lillian enjoyed spending time with her family, crafts, cooking and her weekly get-togethers with her TOPS group.

She is survived and lovingly remembered by her four children, Vicki (Willie) House, Debbie (Dave) Crawford, Julie Sziber and Carl (Virginia) Bauer; two grandsons; one step-granddaughter; and four great-grandchildren. Lillian was preceded into eternal life by her husband, Delbert; one grandson, Matthew Crawford; and one son-in-law, Don Sziber.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to all the staff at Mercy Hospice and the nursing staff at Mercy Hospital for all their care and comfort they gave to Lillian during her illness.

Memorial contributions may be made to either Mercy Hospice in Johnston or St. Mary of Nazareth Catholic Church. Online condolences will be welcomed at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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