Walter W. F. Bahr, 90
Fairmont Funeral services for Walter Bahr, age 90, of Fairmont, were held Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fairmont. Burial was at Hampton Cemetery in Hampton, Iowa, with full military honors. Walter passed away Tuesday morning, Aug. 30 at St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.
Walter William Frederick Bahr was born July 12, 1926 in Alden, Iowa, to George and Lucy (Winterroth) Bahr. He attended country school near Alden before working full time on the family farm. He was united in marriage to Beth A. Miller on Nov. 11, 1945 and soon after entered the U.S. Army, assigned to the 109th Infantry Battalion. After receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to farming and started a family. They lived in and around Iowa Falls, Hampton and Swea City, Iowa as well as Huntley and Blue Earth. In addition to farming, Walter sold seed corn and was an accomplished tractor mechanic. Beth passed away in 1983.
On March 31, 1984, Walter married Dorothy Marquardt. They lived in Fairmont where he worked at the Post Office until retiring in July of 1988. He became a resident of St. Luke’s Lutheran Care Center in 2011.
Walter was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 in Fairmont. He enjoyed playing horseshoes, fishing and camping, listening and dancing to old-time music, and occasionally playing the accordion.
He is survived by his wife, Dorothy; daughter, Marlys Schrank, of Glencoe; son, Lynn (Peggy) Bahr, of Winnebago; daughter-in-law, Marcia Bahr, of Jackson; eight grandchildren and their spouses; 17 great grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; five step- children, Sandra (Larry) Heatherly, of Sun City, Arizona, Sharon (Tom) Roble, of Mazeppa; Wayne (Jean Zinter) Marquardt, of Owatonna; DeeAnn (Art) Houck, of Andover; Kevin Marquardt (Melanie Raine) Bradley, of St. Paul; nine step-grandchildren and their spouses; nine step- great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
In addition to his first wife, Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his eldest son, Larry Bahr; sister, Pauline Lockman; and brother, Albert Bahr.
Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont handled the arrangements for the family. www.lakeviewfuneralhome.net