Delilah Bauer

Monday, January 7, 2019
Delilah Bauer

Delilah Bauer

Delilah was born on August 2, 1925, on the farm of a great uncle in Valley County, Montana. Just three weeks after her birth she and her parents, Clara Reimche Wagner and Henry Wagner, moved to North Dakota.

She lived in Lincoln Valley and attended first grade at a country school. When she was a second grader the family moved to McClusky, North Dakota. She graduated from McClusky High School in 1943. Delilah was fortunate to begin working for the Agricultural Adjustment Agency during the summer following her junior year where she bcame a fulltime employee upon her graduations.

When her parents began managing a hotel in Harvey, ND, she became the night clerk. Following that she worked for the Wells County Attorney. A few years later she returned to McClusky to again work for the AAA.

In 1948, Delilah married Emanuel Bauer, a high school classmate. They moved to Wahpeton, ND where Emanuel attended Wahpeton Science studying printing. After Emanuel’s graduation they moved to Carrington, ND, where he worked for the newspaper. Delilah worked for the Rural Electric Co-op. They had two children, Rebecca and David, while living in Carrington.

They moved to Laurel in 1955. Emanuel worked for The Laurel Outlook and Delilah was a stay-at-home mom. Then she attained a life-long dream. She began college at Eastern Montana College. An enjoyable 25-year teaching career followed.

She has been an active member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. She served on the planning committee when the present church was built. She taught Sunday School and served on the church council.

Her other interests were reading, playing cards and games and traveling, as well as knitting and enjoying time with family and friends.

While she was teaching, she became a member of Zeta Chapter ADK, a teachers’ sorority. After retirement she became a member of P.E.O. serving in several offices up to her presidency.

The past few years sh has lived at The Crossings. She had served on the Advisory Board during the planning and building of The Crossings.

Delilah was preceded in death by her husband, Emanuel and her parents, Clara and Henry.

She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca (Joe) Norris, and her son, David. She felt blessed to have five grandsons: Josh (Joanelle) Norris, Jon (Shawnay) Norris, Jonathan (Juli) Bauer, Sam Bauer and Jess Bauer. Also surviving are great-grandchildren: Emma, Solamae, Jackson, Jayda and Jordan Norris.

Delilah’s memorial service was Monday, January 7, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church at 707 W. 3rd St. in Laurel.

Memorials can be given to The Laurel Montana Community Foundation, P.O. Box 1138, Laurel, MT 59044



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