Sharon R. (Luft) Bauer

Sharon R. (Luft) Bauer


Sharon R. (Luft) Bauer, 82, of Belmond, passed away Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond.

No services are planned at this time.

Sharon Rae, daughter of Howard F. and Mabel L. (Hendricks) Luft, was born on January 1, 1939 in Plover, Iowa. Sharon grew up in Pocahontas and graduated from Pocahontas Catholic High School. After high school, Sharon worked briefly in a Des Moines office.

On July 16, 1957, Sharon was united in marriage to Dallas Bauer at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Pocahontas. They lived in various places throughout northern Iowa while raising their six children. Sharon and Dallas later divorced. Sharon was employed by Unisys in Clear Lake and then Walmart in Mason City until her retirement in 2012.

Sharon loved embroidering dish towels and pillowcases, making fleece tie blankets for her family, solving Sudoku puzzles, assembling jigsaw puzzles, and was fond of watching Hallmark movies. Sharon had a green thumb and enjoyed growing plants.

Sharon is survived by her children: Howard Bauer of Belmond; Retha (Dennis) Gould of Newcastle, Nebraska; Bret (Kelley) Bauer of Sheffield; and Krista (Greg) Rogahn of Clarence; her 12 grandchildren: Mandy, Molly, Spencer, Brady, Austin, Seth, Taylor, Lydia, Kendra, Timothy, Anthony, and Joshua; 23 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Lowell Luft, Judith Botine, and Rhonda Bierl; and many other family and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two daughters: Dawn Danette Swanson and Jinger Jo Bauer, and two grandchildren: Gabriel Francis and Abigail Fern Gould.

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