Jeff Bauer, 64, of Warren, MN, died on Saturday, October 3, 2020, in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks, after a long battle with cancer.
Jeffrey James Bauer was born on August 20, 1956 in Minneapolis, MN, to Arnold A. and Patricia (Ward) Bauer. He was raised in Minnesota and California with 9 siblings before graduating from Onamia High School in 1975. In 1976, Jeff enlisted in the US Army, serving his country for four years before his honorable discharge. He was married for a time and became a father to three sons. On September 27, 1997, Jeff was united in marriage to Kathi Jean Larson, who also has a daughter from a previous marriage. The two made their home in Warren, where their blended family welcomed the addition of a daughter.
Over the years, Jeff drove truck (for 24 years), owned his own business (for 8 years), and was the transportation supervisor for his local public schools until his retirement in August of 2018. He and his wife's business, Bauer's Flowers, was a staple in Warren. Jeff always loved working with his hands so it was no surprise that, in addition to his ability to tackle most home improvement projects, he had a hidden talent for flower arranging. In his free time he enjoyed lawn games, cards, thrifting, and spending time with his family- especially his children and grandchildren.
In these last years, as Jeff's battle with cancer dragged on, his faith carried him through his difficult times. He was always very frank about his end saying: “As long as I end up in the right place, what do I have to be worried about?”
His final days were spent in the company of his wife and children.
May God Bless the Memory of Jeff Bauer.
He is survived by his wife, Kathi, with whom he celebrated his 23rd anniversary while in the hospital; three sons, Jason, Joseph, and Benjamin Bauer; daughters, Meghan (David) Geeslin, and Brooke (Devon) Binstock; grandchildren, Monroe, Cecelia, Raphael, Magnus, and another on-the-way; and all of his siblings, Mary Rose, Ruth Davis, Sue Sivula, Arnie Bauer, Theresa Hauan, Mike Bauer, Cathy Hoheisel, Donna Havemeier, and Barb Fritz.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents.
MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Thursday, October 8, 2020, at 10:30 AM, in Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Warren, MN. There will be a limit of 125 people for Mass.
ROSARY: Fifteen minutes prior to Mass.
WALK-THROUGH VISITATION: Wednesday, October 7, from 5:00-7:00 PM, in the DuBore Funeral Chapel, Warren; and one hour prior to Mass. There will be a limit of 15 people allowed in the chapel at any given time.
INTERMENT: Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Warren.
MILITARY HONORS: Minnesota Honor Guard and the Warren American Legion, Post 27.
NOTE: Masks will be required indoors at both the Funeral Home and Church.
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