Martha Marie Bauer was born September 9, 1925 in Detroit Lakes, MN to Ambrose and Felecia (Beck) Leitheiser. She was raised and educated in Detroit Lakes and is a 1943 graduate of Detroit Lakes High School. During her high school years and for several years after, she took care of her parents on the family farm. She later took the medical transcription course at the Detroit Lakes A. V. T. I. and worked for many years as a ward clerk at St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
Martha was united in marriage to Peter Bauer, July 27, 1972 in Detroit Lakes. He died in 1992.
Survivors include many nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Peter, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Leonard, John and Herb.