Bauman, William A., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather passed away Friday, March 11, 2011 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 85 years. Son of the late Alfred E. and Frances (Zellner) Bauman, William was born May 31, 1925 in Saginaw, Michigan. He was a graduate of St. Andrew High School and served in the U.S. Army during WWII. After 32 years of service he retired from Consumers Power Company. He married Jean F. Barden, his loving wife of 63 years, on May 31, 1947 in Saginaw. She survives him. William was a member of St. John Vianney Catholic Church. He was also a 4th degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council #4232 and former Knight of the Year, member of American Legion Post #439 and Life Member of DAV. William was active in obtaining the Lease for the property now known as North Little League Field and was its first Players Agent. Surviving besides his wife Jean are two sons, one daughter and their spouses, Michael and Sandra Bauman, Saginaw; Thomas and Claudia Bauman, Grand Rapids; Joanne Rosin and special friend John Roberts, Saginaw; 7 grandchildren, Andrew Bauman, Benjamin Bauman, both of Seattle, WA; Katie and William Schubert, Colorado Springs, Co.; Heidi and Lee Foster, Orlando, Fl.; Gretchen Bauman, Saginaw; Robert Rosin II, Cleveland, OH; Kristen Rosin, Saginaw; two great- grandchildren, Annika and William Foster, Orlando, Fl. ;brothers-in-law and sisters –in-law, Robert and Margaret Barden, Ann Arbor; Joseph Barden, Lansing; Evelyn Bauman, Saginaw; several nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. William was preceded in death by his brothers, Andrew, Leonard and Gerald Bauman. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Monday, March 14, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John Vianney Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. James Carlson will officiate. Burial will take place in St. Andrew Cemetery with Military Services conducted by American Legion Post #439. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road, (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at St. John Vianney Catholic Church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. The Knights of Columbus Council #4232 will pray the Rosary at 3:00 p.m. Sunday and a Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Knights of Columbus Scholarship Fund, St. John Vianney Parish or charity of your choice.