Melvin Bauck

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Melvin Bauck

Olathe - Melvin Robert Bauck, 81, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. He was born on July 18, 1940 to Robert and Ella (Wigger) Bauck. He grew up in the Vassar community and graduated from Lyndon High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Emporia State University where he was a member of Delta Pi Epsilon, a graduate fraternity for business teachers.

He began his teaching career at Welda High School and retired from Anderson County High School, Garnett, after 43 years of teaching. He was a sponsor of the Hi-Y Club and later the Octagon Club. As sponsor of these clubs, he led numerous trips to Model Legislature at the state capitol in Topeka. He was a member of the Professional Development Council for many years.

He was an active member of the local teachers association serving as Secretary, Vice-President and President. He was a member of the Kansas National Education Association and the National Education Association and served as a state and national delegate. He was the local teachers association Teacher of the Year in 1996.

He was a member and Secretary of the Garnett Public Library Board during which time the addition was built. He was a member of the Ottawa Library Board and the AdventHealth Ottawa Auxiliary. He volunteered at the Franklin County Convention and Visitors Center.

He helped organize Trinity Lutheran Church in Garnett. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Ottawa where he was an organist, taught midweek and bible classes, and was an elder for many years.

He married Carol Helmke on August 14, 1977 at Preston, Kansas. After living in Garnett for many years, they moved to Ottawa in 2007.

Melvin is survived by his wife Carol; sons Aaron (and wife Leslie) of Birmingham, Alabama and Lyle (and wife Vanessa) of New York, New York; two grandchildren Logan (Aaron) and Charlotte (Lyle); sister Berdeen Manteufel (and husband Tom) of Saint Louis, Missouri.

A visitation will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Monday, October 4th from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 5th at 2pm. Masks will be required at each event. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Melvin and Carol Bauck Family Scholarship via the Emporia State University Foundation or Faith Lutheran Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on October 04, 2021

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Obituaries in Ottawa, KS | The Ottawa Herald

Melvin Bauck

Feltner Funeral Home

Melvin Bauck

Olathe - Melvin Robert Bauck, 81, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Olathe Hospice House in Olathe, Kansas. He was born on July 18, 1940 to Robert and Ella (Wigger) Bauck. He grew up in the Vassar community and graduated from Lyndon High School. He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees from Emporia State University where he was a member of Delta Pi Epsilon, a graduate fraternity for business teachers.

He began his teaching career at Welda High School and retired from Anderson County High School, Garnett, after 43 years of teaching. He was a sponsor of the Hi-Y Club and later the Octagon Club. As sponsor of these clubs, he led numerous trips to Model Legislature at the state capitol in Topeka. He was a member of the Professional Development Council for many years.

He was an active member of the local teachers association serving as Secretary, Vice-President and President. He was a member of the Kansas National Education Association and the National Education Association and served as a state and national delegate. He was the local teachers association Teacher of the Year in 1996.

He was a member and Secretary of the Garnett Public Library Board during which time the addition was built. He was a member of the Ottawa Library Board and the AdventHealth Ottawa Auxiliary. He volunteered at the Franklin County Convention and Visitors Center.

He helped organize Trinity Lutheran Church in Garnett. He was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Ottawa where he was an organist, taught midweek and bible classes, and was an elder for many years.

He married Carol Helmke on August 14, 1977 at Preston, Kansas. After living in Garnett for many years, they moved to Ottawa in 2007.

Melvin is survived by his wife Carol; sons Aaron (and wife Leslie) of Birmingham, Alabama and Lyle (and wife Vanessa) of New York, New York; two grandchildren Logan (Aaron) and Charlotte (Lyle); sister Berdeen Manteufel (and husband Tom) of Saint Louis, Missouri.

A visitation will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Monday, October 4th from 6-8pm. Funeral services will be held at Faith Lutheran Church on Tuesday, October 5th at 2pm. Masks will be required at each event. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Melvin and Carol Bauck Family Scholarship via the Emporia State University Foundation or Faith Lutheran Church, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS. 66451. Online condolences for the family may be left at feltnerfuneralhome.com.

Posted online on October 04, 2021