Obit: Bauer, Ralph Arthur (1919 - 1971)

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Surnames: Bauer, Koestner, Gassen, Barth, Lamer, McQuillen, Ackeret, Holzworth, Resech, Laisseg, Sparkes, Burchell, Anderson, Blecha, Bergerson, Mabie, Kuehling, Robinson, Ohm, Nordman, Dernbach, Hughes, Smith, Quicker, Bender, Dahlke, Zenner, Emmerich, Swanke, Kalo, Skroch, Jordahl, Hart, Urban, Marg, Koopman, Brady

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 5/06/1971

Bauer, Ralph Arthur (27 March 1919 - 28 April 1971)

Funeral services for Ralph Arthur Bauer, 52, of Neillsville, who died here April 28, were held Friday, April 30, at 10:30 a.m. from St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville. The Rev. Charles D. Brady and the Rev. Leander Koopman of Greenwood officiated. Burial was made in St. Mary’s Cemetery. A general Rosary service was conducted Thursday evening at the Georgas Funeral home, where the body of Mr. Bauer was in state.

Ralph Bauer, the son of Frank and Catherine (Koestner) Bauer, was born march 27, 1919, in Medford, where he received his education, after graduation from Medford High School he worked at a dairy plant then entered the Army on May 13, 1941, in Milwaukee. He served in the southwest Pacific with an anti-aircraft battalion, attaining the rank of corporal, and was discharged at Camp McCoy on October 26, 1945. Mr. Bauer went to work for the Fullerton Lumber Company shortly thereafter and received recognition last year for 25 years of service to the company, the pas 18 years as manager.

His marriage to the former Annabelle Gassen took place November 19, 1941, in Neillsville. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Neillsville and of the Holy Name Society, of the Neillsville Kiwanis Club, of Haugen-Richmond Post No. 73 of the American Legion, and of the Northwestern Lumberman’s Association.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, Annabelle, include four children: Michael Bauer of Milwaukee, Mrs. Robert (Kathleen) Barth of Neillsville, Mary Jane Bauer of Wisconsin Rapids, and Patrick Bauer of Neillsville; seven sisters: Mrs. Estelle Lamer of Tomahawk, Miss Amelia Bauer, Mrs. Theresa McQuillen and Mrs. Vincent (Katherine) Ackeret of Medford, Mrs. Carl (Margaret) Holzworth of Rib Lake, Mrs. Glenn (Mary) Resesh of Abbotsford and Mrs. Eugene (Frances) Laisseg of Stratford; three brothers, Alvin and Jack Bauer of Medford and Frank Bauer of Indianapolis, Ind.; and one grandchild.

Pallbearers were Everett Skroch, Jim Jordahl, Garald Hart, Joe Urban, Melvin Marg, and Matt Gassen.

Those who attended the services from out-of-town included: Mr. Archie Sparkes and Mrs. John Burchell, Humbird; Caryl Anderson and George Blecha, Minneapolis, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Anderson, Green Isle, Minn.; Mrs. Leona M. Bergerson, Hixton; Mrs. Theresa McQuillen, Steve Mabie, Mr. and Mrs. Vincent Ackeret and Christine, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Bauer, all of Medford; Mrs. Estelle Lamer, Gene Lamer and Mrs. Harland Kuehling, Tomahawk; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Holzworth, Rib Lake; Mary Jane Bauer, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Robinson, Barbie, Jane and Jacquie Robinson, Mrs. Tillie Robinson, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ohm, and Mr and Mrs. Ken Nordman, all of Wisconsin Rapids.; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Davis, Stevens Point; Charlotte and Scott Davis and Bernie Dernbach, Wausau.

Mr. and Mrs. Carl Gassen and Richard Gassen, Evanston, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Bob Davis and son, Joey, of De Kalb, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Resech, Tom and Nick, Abbotsford; Mr. and Mrs. John Resech, Colby; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Laisseg, Stratford; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Hughes, Michael Bauer, Etta Smith, and Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, Milwaukee; Mr. and Mrs. John Barth, Chili; Donald Quicker, Eau Claire; Debbie Bender, Hartford; Mrs. Matt Gassen, Sr., La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Billy Dahlke, Lynn; Mr. and Mrs. William Zenner, Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Zenner and Mrs. Anton Emmerich, Medford; Vern Smith and Gene Smith, Granton; Dave Swanke and Dave Kalo, Chippewa Falls.

 

 


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