Lyle F. Bauman, Jr., age 58 of Brooklyn, Iowa, died Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at his home. Funeral Services: 10:30 Friday, March 21, 2014, Grace United Methodist Church, Brooklyn, with Rev. John Dodds officiating. Burial will be in the Brooklyn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation: 3-7 P.M. Thursday, March 20, 2014, Kloster Funeral Home, Brooklyn. A memorial fund has been established.
Lyle is survived by his wife, Kim; his son Wyatt Bauman (Kalissa) of Brooklyn, and daughter Allison Bauman of Mount Vernon; his siblings, Beverly McCammant (Dale Sr.) of Malcom, Virginia White of Winnsboro, LA, Sharon Linderwell (Bill) of Guttenburg, Roger Bauman of Grinnell and Patricia Massengale (Larry) of Montezuma; and many additional family members, “adopted kids”, friends and co-workers.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his father-in-law Kenneth R. Brannian, brother-in-law Jack White, and sister-in-law Dianna Bauman.
Lyle Franklin Bauman, Jr. was born February 12, 1956 in Grinnell, Iowa, the youngest of six children born to Lyle and Ileen Ward Bauman. He attended the Malcom schools and graduated from BGM High School in Brooklyn with the Class of 1975. His early jobs were with Lyle’s Market, Maschmann Mobil, Dekalb and Grinnell College. Lyle married Kim Elaine Brannian on March 15, 1980 at Grace United Methodist Church in Brooklyn. To this union two children were born, Wyatt and Allison. The couple moved to Spencer, Iowa where they both worked at Del’s Garden Center. They returned to Brooklyn and operated the Brooklyn 80 Standard. This led to the couple operating the Brooklyn 80 Amoco and Restaurant for many years. Other business ventures included Malcom Mobil and Bear Creek Wholesale. Lyle loved meeting and serving his many customers and was grateful for his many wonderful employees. In 1998, Lyle began his career as a student dining room supervisor at Grinnell College. He enjoyed being a part of the Grinnell College family and thoroughly loved working with the students. He was twice selected as “honorary graduate” and was honored with “Lyle’s Pub”.
Lyle was a member of Grace United Methodist Church in Brooklyn, YAMS Sunday school class, Corinthian Lodge #174, and Bear Creek Whitetails. He was a past member of the Brooklyn Ruritans, Brooklyn Fire Department and had been an EMT with East Poweshiek County Ambulance Service. He also was a former member of Jaycees and a Boy Scout leader.
Lyle had many interests, including following his children’s many activities during their school years and college. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, farming and carpentry. He followed BGM High School, Grinnell College, and Cornell College sporting events and activities. He loved life and felt he had been truly blessed with a great life. He believed everyone should be an active participant in life, family and community.