Bauman, Steven Michael Jr. age 41, of Laporte, MN died unexpectedly Nov. 26, 2013 in Laporte. Services will be 1:00 pm Dec. 7, 2013 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Laporte under the direction of the Cease Family Funeral Home of Bemidji. Steve was born August 27, 1972 in Bemidji, MN, the son of Steven, Sr. and Rhonda (Fenley) Bauman. He graduated from Laporte H.S. in 1990. He married Cheri Wilson on Dec. 28, 1991 in Laporte. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served our country aboard the USS Hue City CG-66 based out of Mayport, Florida where his beloved son, Warren, was born. They moved to St. Francis, MN, where he worked construction. They came back home to Laporte in 2013. His passions were hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. Spending time with his family was a priority, especially when it came to watching his son play baseball and football. He is survived by his son, Warren (Randie Antczak) Bauman of Mankato, MN; spouse, Cheri Bauman of Laporte, MN; mother, Rhonda (Terry) Chalich of Akeley, MN; sister, Kelli (Mike) Nelson of Laporte, MN; brother, Joe (Shyanne) Bauman of Benedict, MN; and nieces, Hannah, Logan, and Teagan. He was preceded in death by his father, Steve; and grandparents, Mike and MaryAnn Bauman. Condolences: ceasefuneralhome.com
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.