Leila Jean Bauer, 90, of Spalding, died Saturday, March 11, 2023, at the Good Samaritan Society-Albion. She is survived by her six children: Jeannie (Gene) Hitchler of Norfolk, Kathleen (Bruce) Otte of Winter Park, FL, Dennis (Linda) Bauer of Spalding, Patricia (Michael) Jarboe of Allen, TX, Janet (Jeff) Gierhan of Lincoln and Edward (Stacey) Bauer of Spalding, 19 grandchildren: Kim (Kevin) Hetrick, Kristina (Jacob) Ladwig, Mark Otte, Cassie (Joseph) Bianco, Nicki (Richard) Woznick, Emily (Fiancé Tyler Fehr) Bauer, Sara, Byron and Jared Bauer, Madison and Jackson Jarboe, Jory, Nycholas, Taylor and Lilly Gierhan, Jacob (Hannah), Andrew, Elizabeth and Rachel Bauer, 14 great grandchildren: Brayden Hitchler, Riley, Kirsten, Avery and Katelyn Ladwig, Alliyah and Payton Hetrick, Richard and Brynlee Woznick, Benedict, James and baby Bianco, Augustine and Dominic Bauer, brother Don (Kathy) French of Boise, ID, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Leila was preceded in death by her parents Byron and Anna French, husband Victor Bauer, brother Howard French, four sisters: Dortha Carraher, LaVerne Saville, Betty Joyce and Caryl Mahoney.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, March 17, 2022 at 10:30 a.m., at St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding with Fr. Antony Thekkekara officiating. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday at the church with a 7 p.m. wake service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Spalding Academy and St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Spalding.
Levander Funeral Home of Spalding is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.
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