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Robert Edward Bauer

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Robert Edward Bauer, 85, of Winnie, died Wednesday, November 6, 2013, at The Arboretum of Winnie. He was born June 1, 1928, in Jefferson County, to Ruby Louise Gaus Bauer and George Richard Bauer. Robert was a cattle rancher and farmed rice in the area for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mary Heiner Bauer of Winnie; son, Jack Bauer and his wife, Christie, of Winnie; daughters, Carol Walther and her husband, The Reverend Michael Walther, of Maryville, Illinois, Janet Taylor and her husband, Tim Taylor, of Houston, and Linda Bauer of Austin; fifteen grandchildren; and nineteen great-grandchildren. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Marilyn Erickson; and brothers, Orland Bauer and Leroy Bauer. Robert was brought to Jesus in Holy Baptism in 1928 at St. John Lutheran Church in Hamshire, Texas. He publicly affirmed his faith in the rite of Confirmation in 1943 at St. John Lutheran Church in Beaumont, Texas. Robert was married to Mary Heiner at St. John Lutheran Church in Beaumont on June 26, 1949. He and Mary, along with other area Lutherans, helped establish Hope Lutheran Church in Winnie, Texas. He loved to teach adult Bible class and Sunday school. He was a prayerful and generous supporter of many Christian ministries and Christian educational institutions. Robert has received numerous awards and recognitions from Cattle and Ranching organizations. A gathering of Mr. Bauer's family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2013, at Broussard's, 134 West Buccaneer Drive, Winnie. His funeral will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, November 9, 2013, at Hope Lutheran Church, 9th and Leblanc Street, Winnie, with interment to follow at Fairview Cemetery, Winnie. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to one of the following Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 701, Winnie, Texas 77665; East Chambers Agricultural Historical Society, (Ag Museum), P.O. Box 1715, Winnie, Texas 77665; or to Concordia University Texas, 11400 Concordia University Drive, Austin, Texas 78726. Complete and updated information may be found www.broussards1889.com

Published in The Beaumont Enterprise from Nov. 7 to Nov. 8, 2013
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