Braeden Paul Lee Bausch, age 18, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, December 17, 2021. He was born in South Korea on December 10, 2003 and adopted by Bob Bausch and Denise Janssen on August 23, 2004. As a young boy, Braeden and his father would spend many hours playing catch and shooting baskets. He also enjoyed camping at Lake Joy, boating, and playing video games. Braeden was a senior at Lancaster High School and loved playing sports. He was very involved in Band, Jazz Band, Choir, Song Spinners, Chamber Singers, Solo Ensemble, Forensics, along with football where he was a Captain and earned honorable mention. Braeden also enjoyed playing baseball and was a basketball coach; he took great pride in his role as a team player. Braeden was an active member of the National Honor Society, Student Council, yearbook staff, and was a lifeguard at the pool. He was a fun-loving, free spirited young man who touched so many lives. Braeden was a great mentor to his friends and teammates. His polite demeaner attracted many friends, teachers, and those in the community. The lives that Braeden touched will never be the same; we will miss your smile, laugh, leadership, and just all-around fun-loving personality. You were very loved by your parents and will never be forgotten.
Survivors include his parents: Bob Bausch and Denise (Darwin Dixon) Janssen; his paternal grandmother, Barb Bausch; aunt, Christine Bausch; uncles, Dan Kammerud and cousin, Kennedy Kammerud; Jay (Missy) Janssen; Rob Janssen; great-uncles and great-aunts: Loren (Martha) Bausch; Richard (Norma) Kammerud; Don (Michelle) Bennett; David (Jacki) Bennett; Tim (Louise) Bennett; Louie (Rachel) Wilkinson; Barb (Butch) Dresen; Pat (Bill) Miles.
Braeden was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Dale Bausch; maternal grandparents, John and Jean Kammerud and Rodger and Mary Janssen; paternal great-grandparents, Paul and Delora Bausch; great-aunt, Kathy Wilkinson; and a very special "Best Buddy" Brian Janssen.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. St. Clement Catholic Church in Lancaster, with Father William Vernon officiating. Burial will be in St. Clement Cemetery, South Lancaster Township. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 21, 2021, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the church where a 3:45 p.m. scripture service will be prayed. Visitation will also be held on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services as the church. Those in attendance of the visitation and/or funeral are asked to wear Lancaster Arrows apparel. In lieu of plants and flowers, a Braeden Paul Lee Bausch Memorial Fund has been established. Martin Schwartz Funeral Home & Crematory is entrusted with his care.