Jerry W. Bahnsen

August 1, 1945 ~ March 12, 2020 (age 74)


Jerry Bahnsen, 74, of Oxford Junction passed away on March 12, 2020 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.


A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at Dawson Funeral Home in Oxford Junction, Iowa from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. As per the families wishes a private graveside service will be held at a later date.


On August 1, 1945 Jerry Wayne Bahnsen was born in Anamosa, Iowa to Peter and Pauline (Batchellor) Bahnsen. He graduated from Oxford Junction High School in 1963. After graduating he worked for Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids for 49 years as well as farmed. He married Francine Hronik on June 25, 1965 in Preston, Iowa.  


Jerry was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction. Farming was his passion, especially raising cattle. His family has always been the most important thing in his life. He also enjoyed fishing, especially with his buddies in Canada. He loved eating out especially for breakfast.


Those left to cherish his memories are his wife, Francine, children; Steph (Jay) Heinsius, Stacy Bahnsen of Burmingham, Michigan and two grandchildren; Josh (Shanna) and Jake Heinsius.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Memorials may be directed to his family in his honor.


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March 17, 2020

4:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Dawson Funeral Services Oxford Junction
2nd Avenue
Oxford Junction, IA 52323

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