|LAWRENCE E. BAUTER
WHEELER-Lawrence E. Bauter, 93, formerly of Bauter Road, passed away Friday (June 21, 2013) at The Homestead Care Facility in Penn Yan, where he has resided since 2006.
Born in Wheeler on Oct. 21, 1919, he was the son of the late Marion and Ionia Olmsted Bauter.
A long time resident of the Town of Wheeler, Lawrence was a graduate of Avoca High School.
He was employed as a farmer, school bus driver, milk tester and for 54 years he was involved with the Wheeler Town Offices, serving as an Assessor, Supervisor, Councilman and County Legislator. His other employment included the GLF and Agway stores until 1970 at which time he established Bauter Feed and Service which he operated until 1979 at then at his home until 1989.
Lawrence was a member of the Town Review Board, the Avoca Grange and the Steuben County Extension.
On April 24, 1943 he was married in Fremont to the former Winifred Jones, who predeceased him on Nov. 13, 2003 after 60 years of marriage. Besides his parents and wife, he was also predeceased by his son, David Paul Bauter in 1948 and his son-in-law, Jeff Haenisch in 2010
His surviving family includes his two sons, Lawrence E. Jr. (Carol) Bauter of Michigan and Paul Richard (Maria) Bauter of Wheeler; his two daughters, Phyllis Elaine Haenisch of Canisteo and Bonita Jean (Steven) Stubbblefield of Piffard; his four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; his sister, Lois VanWormer-Towner of Avoca; also his nieces and nephews.
Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday at the Avoca Funeral Home, 22 N. Main St., Avoca, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, with the Rev. Daniel Pickering officiating. Committal services and interment will follow at Highland Cemetery, Avoca.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may contribute in his memory to The Homestead, 418 N. Main St., Penn Yan, N.Y. 14527.
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