John T. Bauer D.D.S.

John T. Bauer D.D.S.

John T. Bauer D.D.S.

Iowa City

John T. Bauer, D.D.S., 91, of Iowa City, died on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at Windmill Manor in Coralville.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City, with Father Steve Witt officiating. Immediately following the service, the family invites guests to a luncheon at the church’s parish hall. Burial will follow the luncheon at St. Joseph Cemetery, Iowa City. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed toward St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Regina Foundation or the University of Iowa Center for Advancement c/o UI Children’s Hospital Fund.

John was born on Feb. 21, 1931, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Frederick and Sylvia (Kober) Bauer.

He graduated from St. Mary’s High School, Iowa City. and went on to graduate from the University of Iowa as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 1956.

On Sept. 17, 1955, John married Martha Mottet at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City.

From 1956 through 1959, John served in the US Public Health Service.

John was very active in the Iowa City community. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, past president of the first St. Mary’s Parish Council, the first Regina Foundation, Johnson County Dental Society, State of Iowa Dental Society and a lifetime member of the American Dental Society.

John had many talents and hobbies. He loved to garden, hunt, fish and being outdoors in general. He was especially talented and resourceful at refinishing furniture, with family and friends enjoying many of the beautiful pieces he restored. John and Marty also loved to travel over the years. John enjoyed spending time with his family more than anything. The family has many fond memories of family dinners, holidays and summers together in Minnesota.

Anyone who knew John, knew that he had a great sense of humor, loved to tell jokes and make people laugh.

The family would like to extend a special thank-you to Dr. Craig Champion for the exceptional care and friendship to John over the years.

John is survived by his wife, Martha; children, James (Leigh Ann) Bauer of Minneapolis, Minn., Ellen (Mike) Mattes of Tiffin, Iowa, and Mike Bauer of Des Moines, Iowa; grandchildren, Maxwell, Elena (Bill), Corey (Teressa), Casey (Zoey), Mary and Krista (Nick); and great-grandchildren, Elinor, Will and Dave.

He is also survived by numerous extended family and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents, Frederick and Sylvia Bauer; and grandson, Andrew.

Online condolences and memories may be shared on John’s Tribute wall at

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