Donald D. Bauer passed away from a broken heart on July 1, 2019, after losing his wife one week earlier to cancer. Virginia L. (Jesse) Bauer passed away on June 21, 2019. Don was born June 20, 1933, in Scottsbluff, NE; Virginia was born August 31, 1935, Scottsbluff, NE. Virginia was the love of Don’s life for 68 years and during their years together Don and Virginia lived throughout the Scottsbluff area. They were committed to the community where they lived and raised their family. Both were loving parents to their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
They were preceded in death by their daughter, Trudy Ann, their parents: Jake and Pauline Bauer and Margaret and Harold Jesse, Don’s siblings: Lorraine Bauer, Melvin Bauer, Jack Bauer, Paul Bauer, and Linda Adels, and Virginia’s brother: Gary Jesse.
Don and Virginia are survived by their two children: Connie Adams, Scottsbluff; Randall (Eunice) Bauer, Strasburg, CO; Grandchildren: Brian (Tammy) Adams, Scottsbluff; Brett Adams, Scottsbluff; Amy (Steve) Tjaden, Las Vegas, NV; Jason (Carey) Bauer, Russiaville, IN; 9 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. They are also survived by Don’s sisters, Betty Robinson, Scottsbluff, NE, and Jean Britton, Melbeta, NE; and Virginia’s brothers, Michael (Barbara) Jesse, North Platte, NE , and Bill (Keitha) Jesse, Nampa, ID.