Martha Lilifae Wenz Bauer, age 93, of American Falls, Idaho, passed away at Quinn Meadows Care Center in Pocatello on Saturday, March 31, 2012.
She was born October 10, 1918, in Kamima, Idaho, to Phillip and Louisa Quenzer Wenz. Martha had three older sisters – Olga (Rhyne), Magdalene (Reeb), and Lydia (Lehman) and two older brothers – John and Manuel.
Martha married the love of her life, Emil Emmanuel Bauer, on May 30, 1935. They had three children – Larry Richard, Donna Lorraine, and JoAnn Rose.
Martha enjoyed a very active and fulfilling life. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, sewing, singing, yodeling, snowmobiling, 4-wheeling, and shopping. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her two brothers and three sisters; her husband, Emil Bauer; her son, Larry Bauer; her granddaughter, Terry Mitchell, and her great, great grandson, Seth Ala. She is survived by her two daughters, JoAnn Bauer of Idaho Falls and Donna Ala (Bill) of Casper, Wyoming; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and 15 great, great grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by those she left behind.
All services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 656 Tyhee Ave., American Falls, Idaho. Visitation will be at St. John’s Lutheran Church in the Fireside Room on Wednesday, April 4, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, April 5, from 10:00 a.m. until the service. The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Falls View Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Condolences and memories may be shared at www.davisrosemortuary.com.