November 21, 2023

Harlan James Bauers

Harlan James Bauers, age 69, peacefully departed to join the Lord on November 18, 2023.

Born to Janis and Kenneth Bauers on March 22, 1954, in Lincoln, NE, Harlan graduated from Northeast High School in 1972. Throughout his diverse career, he worked diligently as a groom exercising racehorses, tended to the grooming needs of dogs and cats for a veterinarian, contributed to the shipping department at Hy-Gain, and served as a custodian at the University of Nebraska. Notably, he managed the Van Transportation Services at Trinity Lutheran Church until just a few years ago, finding great joy in ensuring the elderly could attend church services.

Harlan is fondly remembered and survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Aloris (Bauers) Jones and David Jones, respectively. His niece, Tonya (Jones) Remaklus, along with her husband William Remaklus, and his nephew, John Jones, and his wife Richelle, also cherish his memory.

Harlan’s legacy extends to his great nieces and nephews: Erin Remaklus, Joseph Remaklus (Nicole), Logan Remaklus, Nikolai Remaklus, Alyssa Jones, and Connor Jones. Additionally, he is survived by great-great nieces and nephews Lillian Remaklus-Drummond, Adam Topil, Olivia Remaklus, and Hudson Remaklus.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Janis and Kenneth Bauers.

In honoring his memory, the following individuals will serve as pallbearers: William Remaklus, Joseph Remaklus, Logan Remaklus, Nikolai Remaklus, John Jones, and Randy Terry.

Funeral service for Harlan, will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 724 S. 12th Street, Lincoln. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, November. 24, at Wyuka Funeral Home. Memorials to the family for further designation.




  1. Harlan was a truly unique man who always put others first and always had a funny story or joke. I always walked away uplifted after visiting him. He was an eternal optimist, but mostly I believe he loved our Lord more than any person I have ever known. Finally, he is at our Savior’s side with no tears or pain and with that great smile on his face!

  2. Harlan was a wonderful person who always had a positive attitude and dearly loved the Lord. I just found out about his passing so my thoughts and prayers are with all of his family at this time.

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Harlan’s passing. I did not know Harlan well in high school – at Lincoln Northeast, but had the loveliest of memories of him at our 20th reunion. My brother Paul had died a few months before – and because it was under difficult circumstances, you know how it goes, no one really wanted to bring it up. Harlan came up to me while we were touring the school – it was on the stage in the auditorium, and he was wearing a black baseball cap. He said he wanted to tell me how sorry he was to hear that my brother had died, and went on to say how much he admired Paul’s musical ability – and also commented on our both being so musical. Such a much-needed and sincerely nice comment – most appreciated at the time, and I’ve never forgotten his kindness. My sincerest condolences to Harlan’s family and loved ones – I know he will be sorely missed.


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