David A. Bausch
David A. Bausch, Sr., 78, of Springfield died at 3:27 am Tuesday, June 11, 2013. He was born February 24, 1935 in St. Louis, MO to Elmer and Ruth Thompson Bausch. He married LulaJean Higgins November 17, 1956. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Nancy Freeman and brother Robert Bausch.
Surviving are his wife LulaJean; two daughters, Deborah (Kevin) Misner of Joplin, MO and Donna (Robert) Charlton of Springfield; one son, David Bausch, Jr. of Springfield; three grandchildren, Trista Charlton, Zachary Charlton and Christopher Misner; two sisters, Vera Knauss of Texas and Geneva (Tom) McGrew of Missouri and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
David was a member of South Side Christian Church, where he loved serving on many different committees.
David retired as vice president of Scientific Games. He had previously been employed by the State of Illinois.
The most important things in his life were his church and his family. He loved spending time with his family which included trips to Florida. Another thing he cherished was the fun times spent golfing with his friend Sam.
Visitation: 5 – 7 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013 at Staab Funeral Home.
Lie In State: 10 – 10:30 am, Friday June 14, 2013 at South Side Christian Church.
Funeral Service: 10:30 am Friday, June 14, 2013 at South Side Christian Church with Bob Green officiating. Burial will follow at Old Salem Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.
Memorials may be given to South Side Christian Church Journey Forward.
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Debbie; We're so sorry to read about the loss of your Father. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May you be comforted in knowing that your Dad is resting in the arms of his Savior.
Aunt Lula Jean, Debbie, David and Donna, you are all on my heart and in my prayers. I loved Uncle David very much and will miss him. I am sorry for your pain but I know that the Lord will comfort you. I am sure that my dad and Aunt Nancy met him at the gate. I love you all.
So sorry to learn about your father. Our prayers and thoughts are with you, your mother and all the family. Praying God will give comfort to all.
So very sorry for your loss. My heart is heavy for you all knowing how much you are hurting. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. We love you all
I am sorry that Uncle David passed on. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I'm sorry for the loss of Uncle David. I and my girls never tired of Nancy's story of he and I swapping peas from our plates when I was very young. She enjoyed his ability and fondness to tease.....
Our hearts and prayers are with you,Debbie and your family. From your Bible Study group
Rest in peace uncle David We are so sorry for your loss Aunt Lulajean we love all of you are in our prayers and thoughts. Its always hard to lose a loved one. All we can do is wait for the day we are all united again with each other and our heavenly father. This is Jim and Phyllis Freeman Nancy's youngest son. Uncle Dave will be deeply missed. Mom and I always talked about everyone that's how I kept up, with her gone I don't have that contact anymore. We cant make the funeral wish we could be there for you we will be with you in spirit. Love Jim, Phyllis and family.
Very sad to hear of my uncles passing. May God watch over our family and bring us consolation. Love to all of you David Knauss jr and family in Texas
We love you, rest in peace, we will see you again someday in the future, say hello and give our love to your sister, Nancy, and brother, Bob. You, Aunt Lulajean, and your children are in both my and my Mom, your sister Vera's, thoughts and prayers. We both wish we could be there for the service, but we are lifting up your family in prayer.
I am so sorry for your loss! I am a friend of Trista's. Her love for her grandfather comes through every time she talks about him. He will be missed. Jami Bossart O'Fallon, IL
I am so very sorry for the loss your family is feeling. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Debbie, I am holding you close to my heart, my dear friend!
My Sympathies to Dave’s family and friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Dave was a great boss and mentor.
Pam and I are deeply saddened to hear the passing of Dave. We both worked closely with Dave through the decade of the 1990s during his Scientific Games years and we know of no kinder, gentler man than him. He was a true professional in every sense of the word, respected at every level of every organization in which he was a part. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May God give you strength and comfort at this most difficult time. Greg & Pam Houston
Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. Although I didn't know him personally, he must have been a great person because he has a wonderful daughter, Debbie, who is full of character, grace and love. She's a living example of Christ every day. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.
Bill Malloy posted on 6/17/13
I was saddened to learn of Dave's passing. We have had little contact since he retired several years ago, yet I thought of him often. I regret that time accumulated between us so quickly. If I had to summarize Dave in one word... it would be loyal. He was loyal to his subordinates, his superiors, his employer, his friends, his family, and his God. A man of his word. A man of discipline. You could rely on him. I will always value the time we worked together... and his friendship. With deepest regrets and sympathy, Bill Malloy, Retired Chairman & CEO, Scientific Games.