Alice M. Bauman


Alice M. Bauman, 90, Elkhart, died Saturday morning, June 15, at Green House Village, Goshen.
Alice was born Sept. 7, 1928, Bakersfield, California, to the late David and Frieda (Enns) Nikkel.
As Alice Nikkel, she married Clarence Bauman, professor of ethics at Anabaptist Mennonite Seminary, Aug. 27, 1954, in Shafter, California. Clarence died Aug. 20, 1995.
Alice studied at Biola University, La Mirada, California. She also studied at UCLA, where she majored in English literature and psychology. She later studied in Detmold, Germany, at the music academy; DePaul University, where she studied piano; University of Edinburgh, where she studied history; and also in Jerusalem with the Martin Buber Dialogical Society.
She taught piano for many years in British Columbia, Bad Godesberg, Germany, as well as Elkhart. She was also very instrumental in assisting her husband for six years in Bonn, Germany, with East/West peace relations. Alice enjoyed reading and was active with the Great Books Discussion Club. She and Clarence started and facilitated a Silent Meeting in Elkhart. Her later years were spent at the edge of a seminary campus in the Hermitage, praying after the manner of Russian Poustinia.
Private services will be held at a later date. Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
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Published on June 18, 2019
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