Curtis E. Bauman passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 3, 2013, at Liberty Hospital, surrounded by his loving wife and four children, after a valiant battle with COPD. Curt was born in Amazonia, Missouri, on April 4, 1930, to Carl Bauman and Nettie (Bisig) Bauman. On February 3, he finally met his mother in Heaven, who died one week after his birth from complications of childbirth. Curt married Marjorie Schweizer, his high school sweetheart and devoted wife of 62 years, on January 26, 1951. Together they raised four children.
Curt graduated from Ingalls High School, Ingalls, Kansas, in 1947. From 1950-1954 he served in the Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. With family roots in farming, Curt left the family farm in 1959 to build a 50-year career in the financial services industry, culminating as a general agent for Kansas City Life Insurance Company. He was a Chartered Life Underwriter. Aside from his career, Curt was an active member of Platte Woods United Methodist Church for decades. He was Scoutmaster for Troop 324 in Richmond, Missouri, and served on the board of the American Lung Association. Curt was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7356, and the Rising Sun Lodge #13 AF&AM.
As faithful Christians, Curt and Marj raised four children modeling integrity and family values. He strongly supported his children's activities, and often could be found attending his grandsons' numerous events.
Curt is survived by his wife, Marj, and four children: Stuart Bauman and wife Terry, Brenda Perkins and husband Jim, Kelly Swaggerty and husband Randy, and Toni Harrison and husband Scott; five grandsons: Elliot Bauman, Noah and Eli Harrison, and Dallas and Parker Swaggerty; and step-granddaughter, Whitney Harrison.
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, at Platte Woods United Methodist Church, 7310 NW Prairie View Rd, Platte Woods, followed by a reception. Burial will take place at Mount Moriah Terrace Park Cemetery at 801 NW 108th St, Kansas City. In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions to the American Lung Association, Down Syndrome Guild of Greater Kansas City or Platte Woods United Methodist Church.