Former missionary to Swaziland passes away
Friday, October 30, 2009
Nampa, Idaho
L. Wayne Bauder passed away on October 26 in Nampa, Idaho. He was 74. 

Born on September 12, 1935, Bauder attended what is now Northwest Nazarene University where he met his wife, Kathleen. They were married for 54 years.

As a young boy, Wayne Bauder felt called to serve the Lord in the mission field. In 1972 Wayne and Kathy moved their family to Manzini, Swaziland, Africa. Although his position was officially the hospital administrator for Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital, he also helped start several bush churches and supervised construction of clinics, churches, and parsonages.

Both he and Kathy also felt a special calling to the children's ward, where they ministered to the children and parents through weekly services and daily visits. They were deeply honored to be involved in the lives of the Swazi people.

After returning to the U.S., Wayne was involved in the timber industry in one way or another until retirement.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathy, who died on July 30 of this year, and his parents.

He is survived by his brothers, Gerald (Louisa) and Milo (Donna) Bauder; children, Denise Lundy, Kevin (Peggy) Bauder, Derek (Cyndi) Bauder, Melissa (Garret) Hodges; grandchildren Katy (Tony), Ian, Lena (Erik), Chris (Sarah), Emily, Alex, Caitlin, Reid, Garret, Briana and two great-grandchildren Gavin and Daliah.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 31, at 10 A.M., at Karcher Church of the Nazarene.

The family requests memorial gifts to be given to Nazarene Missions International Medical Fund (17001 Prairie Star Parkway; Lenexa, KS 66220).
--Idaho Press Tribune (click for full obituary)
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