Roland August BahreOctober 24, 1922 ~ April 26, 2018 (age 95)
Roland August Bahre, 95, of Lyons, passed away April 26, 2018 at Topeka Presbyterian Manor. He was born October 24, 1922 in Canton, KS, the son of Frederick P. and Anna L. (Hoyer) Bahre. He graduated from Moundridge High School with the class of 1941. Roland served in the United States Army Air Force from November 3, 1942 to February 24, 1946, attaining the rank of Sergeant. Roland married Helen I Graber Bahre in Moundridge, KS on October 12, 1947. Roland was a Dillon’s meat cutter for 37 years. He worked in Newton, Junction City, Lyons and Great Bend. Roland was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Lyons and American Legion Post #0129. After retiring he worked for several years for Lyons Country Club. Roland and Helen enjoyed traveling the country with the Wheat State Campers. Roland is survived by his wife of 70 years, Helen. Other survivors include his son, John and wife Judy Bahre of Topeka, KS; daughter, Susan and husband Larry Wareham of Waller, TX; sisters, Dorothea Goering of Hutchinson, KS and Juanita Otte of Moundridge, KS; four grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Alfred and Wilber Bahre; and sister, Clara Pauls. A family burial service will be 10:00 A.M., May 2, 2018 at the First Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge, KS with military honors by the Ft. Riley Honor Guard. Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, Lyons with Rev. Lara MacGregor officiating. Memorials can be made to the Topeka Presbyterian Manor Good Samaritan Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Lyons.