Duane Bauer

Duane J. Bauer, 66

Waite Park

July 15, 1947 - Feb. 24, 2014

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Waite Park for Duane J. Bauer, age 66, of Waite Park. Duane passed away February 24 at his home. Burial will take place at St. Joseph's Parish Cemetery in Waite Park.

Relatives and friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday and from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Friday at the funeral home.

Duane was born July 15, 1947 in Melrose, MN to Alphonse and Marie (Schoenberg) Bauer. He grew up on a farm near Elrosa. He married RoseAnn Dingman on May 22, 1971 at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Farming. He worked at Franklin Manufacturing for 28 years. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Cloud Eagles Aerie 622, Union Lodge 623, Catholic United Financial and a past member of the Knights of Columbus. Duane enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, bingo, dice and watching Wheel of Fortune. He will be remembered for his "big heart" and his friendliness with all.

Duane is survived by his wife RoseAnn, children Scott (Angela WebbBauer) Bauer of Burnsville, Sherri Bauer of St. Cloud, Joy (Sython) Louangsyharaj of St. Cloud and Julie (Nathaniel J.) Gray of Sartell, grandchildren Jack and Emily Bauer, Kayla, Monica, Puthanie and Jonh Sithamat, Logan, Blake and Oakly Louangsyharaj and Nathaniel L. and Aaron Gray, great granddaughter Ava Guerrero, brothers and sisters Gene (Judy) Bauer of Wilson, WI, Betty (Ken Spohn) Winter of Richmond, Bob (Donna) Bauer of Paynesville, Karen (Lyle) Paavola of Clear Lake and Bonnie (Jim) Lampert of Little Falls and brother-in-law Jim Kollodge.

Preceding him in death were his parents, son Aaron, sister Joanne Kollodge and brother Michael.

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Funeral Home

Daniel Funeral Home and Cremation Service
1010 North Second Street St. Cloud, MN 56303
(320) 251-0383

Published in the St. Cloud Times on Feb. 27, 2014