Debra Kay Bauer, age 58, of Marshall passed peacefully into the arms of her lord at her home on April 11, 2013 in the loving care of her family.
Debbie was born August 19, 1954 in Battle Creek to Richard Dale and Barbara Jane (Cook) Hiscock. She had been a life long resident of this area and was a graduate of Harper Creek High School, class of 1972. Debra had been employed for nineteen years by Marshall R.V. as their Parts Manager.
On February 28, 1984, she married William G. Bauer in a double ring ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona. The couple had recently celebrated their 29 wedding anniversary.
Deb had been a very active member of the Marshall Wesleyan Church since 1975. She was involved in all phases of ministry at the church, including teaching Sunday school, preparing meals and serving at various dinners and scheduled church cleaning and work bees. She considered herself a blessed member of their Church Family.
Debra loved the out of doors. She was an avid walker, often walking the 2 miles to her job at Marshall RV, she would then work on her feet all day, only to walk home after work. Many times after a long day at work, she would then take a long bike ride or another walk with the companionship of her loyal dog, Percy. Debbie always had beautiful gardens, both flowers and vegetables.
She was also an active volunteer at the Marshall Area Community Services. She helped to collect special items for families in need and enjoyed being involved with their adopt a family program at Christmas.
Debbie is remembered by her family as a beautiful person with a very loving nature. She was a person of strong moral character.
She is survived by her husband, William; daughter, Kate E. Bauer, a student at Hope College; step-children, William Bauer, Gary Bauer, Kelly Bauer, and Timothy Bauer; her mother, Barbara Hiscock of Ceresco. She is also survived by sisters, Judith (Dan) McMillen of Delton and Cindy Hiscock of Kalamazoo; a brother, Dale Hiscock of Ceresco; and a special niece Jamie Verstrate. She is preceded in death by her father, Richard D. Hiscock.
A memorial service to celebrate Debbie's life will be held 11 AM Saturday, April 20, 2013 at the Marshall Wesleyan Church with Reverend Dennis Croy officiating.
Memorials in memory of Debra can be made out to Marshall Wesleyan Church, Oaklawn Hospice, or to the Marshall Area Community Services. Assistance with memorials is available at the Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home.
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