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Ernest Gail Bauer, 92, died Monday at Medicalodge in Clay Center.

He was born Oct. 7, 1921, in Clay County. Gail was raised in the Broughton community and graduated from CCCHS. He married Mina Oetinger on Oct. 24, 1943. They farmed in the Broughton area before moving to Fairbury, Neb., in 1964. They returned to Clay Center in 1967.

Gail worked for Gilmore-Tatge for 17 years before he retired and returned to farming. Mina preceded him in death on April 13, 1994. He later married Dorothy (LeClair) Friesen on March 8, 1997. He was a member of

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