Jeffrey Roger Bauer, age 44, of Grand Rapids passed away Friday morning May 10, 2013.
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Jeff was born April 11, 1969 in Alpena to Roger and MaryJane (Jacques) Bauer. Jeff graduated in 1987 from Interlochen Arts Academy in Traverse City and went on to get his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from California Institute of the Arts. An avid reader, philosopher, artist, and adventurer he will always be remembered for his enormous creative spirit.
Jeff is survived by his four amazing children, Jakob, Gabriel, Lauren Clare and Noah Bauer; also by his parents, Roger and MaryJane Bauer of Alpena; his brother, Joel Bauer and sister-in-law Jean (Prevo) Bauer of Alpena; his sister, Kara Bauer of Chicago, Ill.; his ex-wife, Kelli Perkins-Bauer of Coopersville; and his loving companion, Melinda Neeson of Shelbyville.
Following a private service, an open house memorial reception will occur on June 8 at 5 p.m. at the Art In The Loft Space, 109 N. Second Avenue Suite 300, in downtown Alpena.
In lieu of gifts and flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the Jeffrey Bauer Children's Trust Fund 109 E. Chisholm St. Alpena, MI 49707.
Published in Iosco County News-Herald from May 17 to May 28, 2013