Laura Jane Bauman

Died: Sun., Oct. 1, 2017

Celebration of Life

Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Indianapolis Firefighters Union Hall


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Indianapolis Firefighters Union Hall

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Laura Jane Bauman, 65, passed away October 1, 2017.  Laura dedicated her life to public service. She was preceded in death by father Miles I. Bauman and mother Dorothy L. Bauman.

She is survived by her sister Sara L. Bauman, brother Robert R.S. Barnard (Annie), nephews Bailly and Beau, and nieces Megan, Carissa and Stephanie. Laura graduated from Ball State with a degree in Journalism and dedicated 41 years of service to the State of Indiana, retiring September 1 as Chief of Staff for the Senate Democrats. Her time with the Senate surpassed all other staff persons and current serving Senators in the caucus. She was proud to have been recently honored with the Sagamore of the Wabash.

Laura loved attending her nephews’ sporting events and cheering them on. She was extremely proud of them and enjoyed bragging about them to friends. Her hobbies included painting, knitting, gourmet cooking, and travel. She decorated her Chatham Arch home with a southwestern flair, surrounding herself with art and beautiful objects from her journeys.

Laura asked in lieu of flowers that donations be made to Promethean Walk at
There will be a joyous gathering to celebrate Laura on October 30th from 4:00 -7:00 p.m. at the Indianapolis Firefighters Union Hall (748 Massachusetts Ave).  

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