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Elaine Levi Bauer

August 05, 1927 - February 06, 2020

Memorial Service - Wednesday February 19th

February 19, 2020
- 1:00 PM

Zion Lutheran Church - Bismarck


Boulger Funeral Home

Elaine Levi Bauer

August 05, 1927 - February 06, 2020


Elaine Levi Bauer, age 92, previously of Bismarck, North Dakota, passed away peacefully under the care of Hospice on February 6, 2020, at Lilac Homes in Moorhead, Minnesota.

Elaine was born on a farm in McIntosh County near the town of Venturia, North Dakota on August 5, 1927. Her parents were Fred and Christine Levi formerly of Greenway, South Dakota. Elaine graduated from Zeeland, ND high school at age 16. Upon completion of high school, she entered the Bismarck School of Nursing, graduating with her RN degree. She worked as a registered nurse in Bismarck, ND, Fargo, ND and Fort Collins, CO, supporting her family while her husband, Armand, obtained his doctorate from Colorado State University.

Elaine was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fargo and Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck. She was engaged with her neighbors, and a believer in frequent and big hugs. She made a loving home for her husband and children. She was also quite active in genealogical research, and with her husband, was one of the founders of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society in Bismarck. Elaine was a skilled bridge player, playing in multiple bridge groups, and enjoyed domestic and international travel with her husband. Travel highlights for her were trips to the Panama Canal, Germany, and Australia.

She is survived by four children and their spouses, Candice (John) Cox, Debra (Dave) Friend, Sydney (Gary) Evans, Andrew (Linda) Bauer, and her brothers, Dennis Levi, and Eldon Levi. Further survivors include eight grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Armand, her brother, Ivan Levi, her parents, Fred and Christine Levi, and her great grandchild, Graham Jordan.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Bismarck on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 1 pm. Reception to follow at the church. Memorial gifts can be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Germans from Russia Heritage Society, and Hospice of Red River Valley.


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13 responses to “Elaine Levi Bauer”

  1. Tim Zastrow says:

    My mother, Inez Zastrow and Elaine were fast friends and part of the same bible study at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fargo. They made a lot of home made lunches together for services at Immanuel.

    Best wishes,

    Tim Zastrow

  2. Eric Cederstrom says:

    Sorry for the loss of your mother Andy and family.

  3. Letty Mehlhaff says:

    Elaine was such a wonderful person. I met her when I worked at the Eureka Assisted Living where her mother, Christine was a resident. They both grabbed my heart and fun to know she found out we are distant relatives. My deepest sympathy
    Letty Mehlhaff

  4. Ben Pratt says:

    Andy, from all the Pratts, please accept our deepest condolences. We never knew your mom, but we know she must have been a great human being: she raised you, and you are among our favorite people on the planet. I look forward to toasting her life with you later this week.


  5. Debbie Vette Meier says:

    My condolences to all of you. I have fond memories of the times we spent with you when our parents got together with your mom and dad.

  6. Allyn Brosz says:

    To all of Elaine’s family, my sympathies, condolences, and prayers. This is a great loss to the German-Russian community in North America and around the world. Elaine and her husband, Armand, were founders of the Germans from Russia Heritage Society and will be warmly remembered as we celebrate our 50th anniversary this summer. May we all be comforted in our mourning by our many wonderful memories of Elaine.

  7. Louie and Sylvia Zachmeier says:

    Elaine and Armand are in our thoughts and prayers. I worked with Armand at the USDA. I was a casket bearer at his funeral. They were dear friends and we think of them often. A joke between us when we traveled together was that they would want to look at cemetery headstones and I wanted to stop at junkyards. Our deepest sympathy. Louie and Sylvia

  8. Barb Schulz Gaddie says:

    My deepest sympathy. I have many, many good memories of our parents, and, our families, spending time together for many years.

  9. Matt Schatz says:

    TO ELAINE’S FAMILY: Please accept my most Sincere Sympathy on the passing of your Wonderful Mother. I was born in Zeeland, but several years behind her. I knew her siblings, Dennis, Eldon and Ivan. What a nice family they were. Please find comfort in the wonderful memories you all have of her. Mattie Schatz

  10. Karen Meidinger Retzlaff, Aneta, ND says:

    It is with great sadness that I read of Elaine’s passing. She was a delightful person who always had time to visit when I’d drop in at her home in Bismarck! I always knew I’d be welcome. The last time I saw her was at a Germans from Russia Heritage Society Convention in Bismarck. She was an inspiration and a joy to know. her strong faith made her a sister in Christ. Blessings as you remember her life and journey.

  11. Dave Grosz says:

    Deb, I’m sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I enjoyed seeing her after her move to Fargo. My condolences.

  12. Shirley Lacher says:

    She was a member of our Thursday bridge group for many years and such a good friend. She will be missed!

  13. Mary Norum Hoberg says:

    My sympathies to all of Elaine’s family, especially classmate Deb. I remember both your mom and dad as smiling! I would see Elaine at Bismarck-Mandan Symphony concerts from time to time over the years while she lived in Bismarck. She was a lovely person.

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