Curtis Bauman

Curtis Bauman, 82,  passed away peacefully Sunday, Feb. 3, 2013 at Liberty Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and four children, after a valiant battle with COPD. Curt was born in Amazonia, April 4, 1930, to Carl Bauman and Nettie (Bisig) Bauman.  Curt married Marjorie Schweizer, his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 62 years, Jan. 26, 1951. Together they raised four children.

Curt graduated from Ingalls High School, Ingalls, Kan., in 1947. From 1950-1954 he served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. In 1959 Curt began a 50-year career in the financial services industry, culminating as a general agent for Kansas City Life Insurance Company. Aside from his career, Curt was an active member of Platte Woods United Methodist Church. He was scoutmaster for Troop 324 in Richmond, and served on the board of the American Lung Association. Curt was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7356, and the Rising Sun Lodge #13 AF&AM.

Curt is survived by his wife, Marj, and four children: Stuart Bauman and wife Terry, Brenda Perkins and husband Jim, Kelly Swaggerty and husband Randy, and Toni Harrison and husband Scott; five grandsons: Elliot Bauman, Noah and Eli Harrison, and Dallas and Parker Swaggerty; and step-granddaughter, Whitney Harrison.

Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 NW Prairie View Rd, Platte Woods, followed by a reception. Burial will take place at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery at 801 NW 108th St, Kansas City.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association, Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City or Platte Woods United Methodist Church.

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