Theodora "Teddy" B. (Brenneis) BaumanApril 29, 1931 ~ June 6, 2017 (age 86)
Theodora (Teddy) B. Bauman, age 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at Serenity Villa in Slinger.
She was born on April 29, 1931 to Theodore and Bernice Brenneis in College Point, New York. She married her high school sweetheart, Frank, on June 10th, 1951. She earned an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. After living and working in several communities in New Jersey, Frank and Teddy moved to Wisconsin in 1978. While living in Hartford and West Bend, Teddy worked as an aide to disabled children at Lincoln Elementary School in Hartford. She loved working with these children and the teacher in the classroom, Mark Konrath. She spent her days there until her retirement at age 70.
Teddy had many hobbies. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, bird watching and traveling. She and Frank, along with their good friends, the Beskes, travelled to many different countries. They journeyed to England, Scotland, Ireland, Greece and Italy. She and Frank also took many vacations to Mexico to enjoy the sun and the sand. A yearly summer vacation, while living in New Jersey, was to the shore town of Avalon. Teddy, Frank and the boys would spend days at the beach.
Of all her hobbies, her most cherished was quilt-making. Teddy would spend hours cutting, pinning, then, carefully stitching all the pieces together. By her last count, she had made over 30 quilts, table runners, lap blankets, and wall hangings.
Teddy is survived by her husband Frank; children David, Stephen (Debra), Mark, Daniel (Connie), and Jonathan (Julie); grandchildren Zachary (Natasha), Nathan, Matthew, Nick, Colin, Hannah, Claire, and Nicole; great-grandchild Layla. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Teddy is preceded in death by her parents, her sister Jean, her daughter-in-law Christine, and her grandchild Alayna.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017 at 2:00PM at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church (1044 S Silverbrook Dr. West Bend, WI 53095) with Pastor Darin Wiebe presiding. Visitation will be at church from 1:00PM until the time of service (2:00PM). Private interment for the immediate family was held at Washington County Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial gifts to Serenity Villa, 1727 American Eagle Dr., Slinger, WI 53086 or the Chris Bauman Memorial Endowed Scholarship in Accounting at https://unifoundaion.org.
The family sends their deep gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Serenity Villa. Your care and encouragement allowed mom to have an active and enjoyable last 8 months of her life.