Mr. Bauer died at 12:37 a.m. Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at his residence in Cadiz of natural causes.
Mr. Bauer was born on Sunday, October 11, 1942, in Clinton, Iowa. He was the son of the late Leroy Frederick and Bernice Bertha Unruh Bauer.
Mr. Bauer was a retired salesman. He was of the Lutheran faith.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Thomas Paul Bauer, and one brother, James Bauer.
Survivors include his wife Marlene Austin Bauer of Cadiz; two sons, Mark Lee Bauer of Wolcott, Ind., and Charles James Bauer of Cincinnati, Ohio; one daughter, Hope Marie Bauer Main of Ft. Campbell; 18 grandchildren and one great grandchild.