Edith M. (Arington) Bauman

Edith Maxine (Arington) Bauman, 86, of Humboldt, died Friday, March 8, 2013, at Colonial Acres Nursing Home in Humboldt.

She was born in Sabetha, KS, on March 14, 1926, the daughter of Lloyd and Veda (Welch) Arington. Edith attended schools in Dawson and Falls City. She married Otis Bauman on May 26, 1943.

They moved to Illinois for a short time and returned to Humboldt when Otis was drafted into the U.S. Navy. Edith joined her husband in San Francisco for a few months, then returned to Humboldt when he was shipped out to the Admiralty Islands.

While her husband was serving in World War II, Edith owned and operated the Bauman Cafe on the east side of the square in Humboldt. An excellent cook, Edith later worked at the Park Hotel, Herr’s Dairy and for two summers operated the Lakeside Diner. In 1963, the family moved to Lincoln. Edith cooked for the Wesleyan Cafe in University Place, the Buffalo Hotel and was a store supervisor for Goodwill Industries for several years. Together, Edith and Otis worked security for Lincoln Telephone for two years.

Edith and Otis returned to Humboldt in 2005.  They entered the Colonial Acres Nursing Home two years ago.

Survivors include her husband, Otis Bauman, Humboldt, daughters, Nancy Workman, Lincoln, and Debbie (Steve) Baber, Shingle Springs, CA, a special foster daughter, Shirley Butler, Humboldt, five grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Gary (Carol) Arington, Nebraska City, Harlan (Joyce) Arington, Lincoln, and Loren Arington, Cambridge, WI, and many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Edith in death were her parents, a son-in-law, Richard Workman, and an infant grandson, Steven Lee Workman.

Edith’s wish was to be cremated. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Inurnment will be at the Humboldt Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be given to family’s choice. Wherry Mortuary, Humboldt, is in charge of arrangements.

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