Winifred "Winnie" E. (Voll) Bausman, of Byron, passed away peacefully at the Zumbrota Care Center on Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 surrounded by her family.
Winnie was born July 22, 1924, in Byron, to Fred and Elsie Voll. She was raised on the family farm and attended Byron schools graduating in 1942. On Jan. 25, 1944, she married Marvin L. Bausman and together they raised their family in Byron. When her children were young, Winnie first worked in the cafeteria at the school and later in the school office as the secretary to the superintendent. After raising her children, Winnie returned to school at Rochester Technical School to fulfill a lifetime dream of becoming a nurse. Upon earning her degree, she worked in the Radiology Department at the Mayo Clinic for 20 years until her retirement in 1990. After retirement Winnie worked part-time at Bill's Food Store and at the Byron Elementary School cafeteria to remain active.
Winnie was a lifelong member of the Byron United Methodist Church. She was also a member of the Byron Historical Society Alumni Association and the Byronia #84 Rebekah Lodge where she was a member for over 55 years. Winnie held numerous offices in the Rebekah Lodge and was the Assembly treasurer of Minnesota from 1994-2006. Winnie enjoyed spending time with her family at many family activities, loved to bake and enjoyed traveling.
Winnie is survived by her children, Gary (Linda) Bausman of Byron and Sue Ann (Jim) Olson of Mesquite, Nev.; grandchildren, John (Christie) Bausman of Byron and Jennifer (Eric) Schultz of Belle Plaine; great-grandchildren, Morgan and Tyler Bausman and Jake, Kayla, Brayden, Ethan and Carson Schultz; one brother, Edward Voll of Byron and several nephews and nieces.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 46 years, Marvin L. Bausman; her parents, Fred and Elsie Voll; and four sister.
Funeral will be held at the Byron United Methodist Church, 507 First Ave. N.W. in Byron, on Monday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Sharon Nelson officiating.
Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 1, at the Byron United Methodist Church and one hour before the service on Monday. The interment will be in the Byron Cemetery immediately following the services. There will be light lunch following the services at the church.
Memorials are preferred to the Byron United Methodist Church.
Dibble Funeral Home in Kasson is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be made at dibblefuneralhome.com.