A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, July 9, at St. Stephen Catholic Church, with the Rev. Jerzy Rebacz officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Guardian Angel Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, and at the church from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday until the Mass. An American Legion Post 6 funeral ritual will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the Elks Ritual at 7:15 p.m. and the Knights of Columbus will combine with the parish rosary at 7:30 p.m.
A memorial in his name will be established at a later date.
Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com.
Mr. Bauer was born Dec. 27, 1922, in Beaver Dam, a son of the late Cecelia (Krause) and Joseph Bauer. He attended St. Peter Grade School and Beaver Dam High School in Beaver Dam.
He served as a corporal in the 358th Army Combat Engineers in England and France during World War II. After being honorably discharged in December 1945.
He moved to Stevens Point, where he owned a series of successful businesses, including Point Billiards, United Bar, Midstate Distributors and Northwest Liquor Company. He was the executive director of the Stevens Point Housing Authority from 1977 until his retirement in 1989.
He was married to Irene Niewiadomski Oct. 13, 1951, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Stevens Point.
After their marriage they settled in Stevens Point.
He served as a Stevens Point alderman in the 1960s and on multiple civic boards and committees throughout the years, including the Catholic Cemetery Board, St. Stephen Parish Finance Council, Stevens Point Planning Commission, Foster Grandparent Board and Stevens Point Transit Advisory Committee.
He was an active member of St. Stephen Parish, the Stevens Point Curling Club, American Legion Post 6, the Elks Club, Knights of Columbus, Stevens Point Chamber of Commerce and the Kiwanis.
Mr. Bauer was a skilled curler and a member of teams that won several state championships in the Elks Club and Senior Men’s divisions. In 1985, he was on the team that won the title of National Senior Men’s Champions.
During the past four years, he has been a resident at Oakridge Assisted Living Center and North Haven Assisted Living Center.
Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Irene; one daughter Shari (John) Weisend; three grandchildren, Rachel, Alex and Nick; and many nieces and nephews.
He was also preceded in death by five brothers and sisters.