James “Jim” E. Bauer
Date of Birth
December 1, 1925
Morse Bluff, Nebraska
Entered into Rest
September 23, 2021
Wahoo, Nebraska
Mass of Christian Burial Directions

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 ~ 10:00 a.m.
St. John the Baptist Catholic Church ~ Prague, Nebraska
Interment with Military Honors at St. John Cemetery ~ Prague, Nebraska


*The Rosary and Funeral Mass will live streamed on Svoboda Funeral Home Facebook page.

Visitation & Rosary Directions

Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Visitation ~ 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Knights of Columbus Rosary ~ 7:00 p.m.
Svoboda Funeral Home ~ Wahoo, Nebraska


St. John the Baptist Catholic Church
American Legion #254
American Legion #254 Auxiliary

James “Jim” E. Bauer, 95 of Wahoo, NE entered into eternal rest Thursday, September 23, 2021 at South Haven Living Center in Wahoo.  He was born December 1, 1925 in Morse Bluff, NE to James and Anna (Janecek) Bauer.  He graduated from North Bend High School in 1941.  Jim was a WWII Army Air Corps Veteran and was honorably discharged in 1946. He was a very proud veteran and always a proud American.

He was united in marriage to Lorraine Petrzelka at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church on June 28, 1949.   He was a faithful member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus Council #1833, American Legion #254 and a 4-H leader for many years. Jim was a lifelong farmer until he and Lorraine decided to open Bauer’s Cafe on highway 92. Diners will remember their famous homemade dressings, chicken noodle soup, pies and cinnamon rolls.

He enjoyed traveling, Lorraine’s food, fishing, Nebraska sports, baseball, and farming; especially his cattle and corn. He loved his Czech heritage and spoke the language all his life. He spent his retirement years in Prague, Nebraska, where he loved the community, his breakfast club at Kolache Korner Cafe, and tending to his garden on Lusatia Avenue.

Jim is survived by his children, Connie (Bruce) Jones of Delaware; Kathy Wolf of Pennsylvania; Cindy (Bob) Poehling of Lincoln; Russ (Lori) Bauer of Omaha; 8 grandchildren, Kelly (Greg) Baldwin of Pennsylvania; Chris (Molly) Jones of Maryland; Kelsey (Stephen) Hersey of Maryland; Elise Poehling of Kansas City; Nicole (Mark) Peterson of Lincoln; Andrew Poehling of Chicago; James Bauer of Omaha; Evan Bauer of Omaha; 5 great-grandchildren; Madeleine & Glenwood Hersey of Maryland; Weston & Carter Baldwin of Pennsylvania; Connor Jones of Maryland; William Peterson of Lincoln.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Anna Bauer, wife, Lorraine Bauer, son-in-law, Robert Wolf, siblings, Marietta Humlicek, Joseph Bauer, Leona Bauer.

Condolences for James “Jim” E. Bauer
  1. • September 26, 2021 - 1 month ago

    We were honored to take Mr. Bauer on the September 8, 2008 Honor Flight to D.C. for WWII veterans.

    Evonne and I are sorry for your loss.

  2. The Rhynalds family
    • September 27, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Our condolences go out to the Bauer family.

  3. Ann Tvrdy
    • September 27, 2021 - 1 month ago

    Sending my thoughts and prayers for your loss.

  4. Kris walla
    • September 29, 2021 - 4 weeks ago

    Sending my deepest sympathy !I remember your dad and mine (Dan Svoboda)from Weston used to go on some fishing trips together and had fun so now they can both be at that big fishing hole up in the sky!

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