Michael Dennis Bausch passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on Sunday October 22, 2023 at the age of 83. To honor Denny’s memory, we are holding a celebration of his life on Saturday November 4, 2023 at Sheldon Funeral Home in El Dorado Springs MO. Visitation from 10 to 11am, funeral service is at 11:00. Burial will follow at Clintonville Cemetery. We invite anyone who knew him to attend and remember his wonderful life.
Denny was born on July 14, 1940 just east of El Dorado Springs, MO on the family farm, to Michael and Goldie Bausch. He grew up and worked on the farm with his brother and sisters. He graduated from El Dorado Springs High School before studying to become a Doctor of Chiropractic at Cleveland Chiropractic Institute in Kansas City. Denny started his successful practice in Kansas City North before retiring in 1999 after practicing for 32 years.
When Denny retired he bought a farm in Cedar Springs, not too far from his family’s farm where he grew up. He enjoyed retirement, building a home, remodeling old John Deere tractors and raising cattle. He loved hosting family whenever they visited. Every fall he enjoyed hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners for the whole family.
Denny was preceded in death by parents Michael and Goldie Bausch, Brother Russell Bausch. Sister Beverly Joan Southworth.
He is survived by his daughter Janice Stephenson, husband Monte of Kansas City, MO, granddaughter Lauren Umstattd, husband Corbin, great grandsons Harris and Jay of Kansas City, MO, Granddaughter Clara DeWitt, husband Matt of Olathe, KS, Daughter Janine Muck, husband Mike of Olathe, KS, grandson Austin Muck, wife Kallie, great granddaughter Juniper of Overland Park, KS, Grandson Cason Muck, and wife Sydney of Olathe, KS, Granddaughter Jentry Johnson, husband Blake of Kansas City, MO, Son David Bausch, wife Kim of Kansas City, MO, granddaughter Ayla, great grandson Gray of Kansas City, MO, grandson Mike Bausch of Kansas City, MO, Son Greg Bausch, wife Kelly, grandson Matthew Bausch, granddaughter Emmi Bausch, granddaughter Kelsi Hoem, great grandson Aayan, great granddaughters Aaybrie & Aayvianna of Kansas City, MO, Frist wife Barbara McAdams of Smithville, MO, Sister Ava Marlene Phipps of El Dorado Springs, MO, and the current love of his life Loretta Witt (Pookie Do) of El Dorado Springs, MO.
In lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may make a contribution to Wayside Inn Museum, 119 Spring Street, El Dorado Springs, MO 64744