for Dr. Armand Bauer
for Dr. Armand Bauer." Bismarck Tribune, 15 December 1999, 13A.
Armand Bauer, 75, passed away December 12, 1999, in a local hospital.
A service of celebration will be held at 11:30 am Thursday at Zion
Lutheran Church, Bismarck. Burial will be in North Dakota Veterans
Cemetery, rural Mandan.
Visitation will be from 9 am - 5 pm today at Boelter Funeral Home.
Armand was born November 29, 1924, at Zeeland, the son of Edward
and Maria Bauer. Armand was raised on a farm near Zeeland. After
high school, Armand was drafted and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve
from 1944-1946, including tours abroad ships in the Pacific. He
received his bachelor of science and master of science degrees from
North Dakota State University and his doctorate from Colorado State
University in soil science. Armand married Elaine Levi, March 25,
1949, at Greenway, South Dakota.
Armand spent his entire professional career working on the problems
of water and wheat and soil fertility; first with NDSU in Fargo,
where he attained the title of professor, and then as a research
scientist from 1976-1991 with the Great Plains Research Center near
An active member of Zion Lutheran Church, he served his Lord as
a church elder, choir member and through witness of his faith. Proud
of his German-Russian heritage, Armand was very interested in genealogy
and was one of the founders of the Germans from Russia Heritage
Society. He remained active in this organization all his life, including
25 years as editor of numerous society publications and translator
of a book on Russian-German settlements in the United States.
Armand is survived by his wife, Elaine; three daughters and two
sons-in-law, Candice and John Cox, Moorhead, Minnesota. Debra Bauer
and her friend, Dave, Fargo, and Sydney and Gary Evans, Tucson,
AZ., one son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Linda, Eden Prairie,
Minnesota, three sisters, Alma Levi, Fargo, Laura Jund and Irene
Boschee, both of Zeeland; two brothers Wildred, Bismarck, and Robert,
Dickinson; and three grandchildren, Samuel Jordan, Columbus, Ohio,
Cody Jordan, Moorhead, and Margaret Bauer, Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Reprinted with permission of The Bismarck Tribune.