Clara Bauder-Himrich celebrated 100th birthday

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Clara Bauder-Himrich

Clara Bauder-Himrich

Funeral services for Clara Bauder-Himrich, 100, of Selby, were held Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014, at St. John Lutheran Church in Selby.
Burial was in Selby Memorial Gardens under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Clara passed away Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at the Good Samaritan Center in Selby.
Clara E. (Wagner) Bauder-Himrich was born Aug. 10, 1913, to Julius and Lydia (Himrich) Wagner in Selby.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church. In 1917 the family moved five miles southwest of Akaska. Clara attended country school near Akaska and graduated from Selby High School in 1933.
On June 13, 1937, she married Arthur Bauder at St. John Lutheran Church. After their marriage, the couple made their first home in Bowman, N.D., where Art taught school.  In the fall of 1938 they moved to Harrold and spent the next four years there while Art was the principal of the high school. This is where their daughter, Darleen, was born on Feb. 24, 1942.  They then moved to McIntosh for a year.  In spring of 1943 they moved back to the family farm southeast of Selby where they farmed until their retirement in 1978. They continued to reside on the farm until Art passed away on Jan. 4, 1984. Clara then moved to Selby and resided there until 1991.
She married Arthur Himrich Aug. 10, 1991, at St. John Lutheran Church.  They resided in Mobridge until October 2003 when they moved to the Good Samaritan Center in Selby. Art passed away March 10, 2005.  Clara resided there until the time of her death.
Clara was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, the Lutheran Ladies Aid, and spent many years teaching Sunday school.  Clara was also a member of an extension club. She spent many hours making scrapbooks and family history books.
She enjoyed spending time outside in her garden and working with her flowers.  Clara celebrated her 100th birthday on August 10, surrounded with family and friends. She was awarded the Centurion Plaque. She enjoyed spending time with her family and attending their many activities.
She is survived by her daughter, Darleen (Robert) Zabel of Selby; four grandchildren, Karla (Dwight) Wahl of Sioux Falls, Duane (Rose Ann) Zabel of Selby, Steve (Tricia) Zabel of Selby, and Sandy (Randy) Bouvette and children of Watertown; ten great-grandchildren, Kasey Wahl, Spencer (Jessica) Wahl, and Kirsten Wahl all of Sioux Falls, Sara Bender ofBrookings, Erica Bender of Aberdeen, Dylan Zabel, Dawson Zabel, Miranda Zabel, Meadow Zabel and Cole Zabel, all of Selby; one sister-in-law, Tillie Wagner of Bremerton, Wash.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Julius and Lydia Wagner; brother, Reinhold Wagner; sisters, Esther (Benjamin) Berg and Susie (Arthur) Oster; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Erick and Lorraine Holscher; husband, Arthur Bauder; and husband, Arthur Himrich.

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