Edward M. Bauer, 75, Amherst, a former Milwaukee police detective, died Friday, Oct. 26, 2001, at his home while under the care of Hospice of Portage County.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Fancher, with the Rev. Robert Pedretti officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary of Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Jungers-Holly Funeral Home in Amherst and from 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church until the services. A rosary service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
A memorial has been established.
Mr. Bauer was born June 13, 1926, in Milwaukee, a son of the late Herman and Clara (Arndt) Bauer.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps in June of 1944 and served in the southwest Pacific during World War II. He was honorably discharged in October 1946 and returned to Milwaukee.
On Jan. 20, 1950, he joined the Milwaukee Police Department. He served through the ranks and retired as lieutenant of detectives in February of 1986. His education included graduation from the FBI National Academy Associate and University of Kentucky School of Crime Prevention.
He was married to Elsie Konkol on Sept. 1, 1951, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Milwaukee.
He was a member of St. Joe’s Benevolent Society, St. Jude’s Society, the American Legion and the Retired Police Association.
Survivors include his wife, Amherst; one son, Kenneth (Carol), Chelsea, Mich.; two sisters, Dorothy (Robert) Haeflinger, Milwaukee, and Carol Mueller, Menomonee Falls; and two grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother and one sister.