Frank P. Bauer, Sr., age 92, of Iola, WI passed away on Monday, September 24, 2012 at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Frank was born in Waupaca on June 18, 1920, the son of the late John and Mary (Blechel) Bauer. On October 6, 1948, Frank married Patricia Huebner at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Neenah and she preceded him in death on March 9, 2002. He farmed in Scandinavia and Waupaca for over 65 years. He was a faithful member of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church and attended daily mass. He was an Adult Altar server, a Eucharistic minister and an usher for 55 years. Frank served on the church building committee and was a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Council # 3432. He was a member of the Scandinavia Co-op. Frank was a hard working man and never lost his interest in farming. He deeply missed the love of his life, Pat after her death.
Frank is survived by his children, Frances (Steve) Heckman, Clintonville; Gregory (Kathy) Bauer, Stevens Point; Peter (Lisa) Bauer, Iola; David (Diane Thiele) Bauer, Scandinavia; Ann (Tom) Ruhoff, Scandinavia; Mary Ellen (Bob) Lewinski, Waupaca; Kathleen (Paul) Shanklin, Iola; Frank (Ruth) Bauer Jr., Scandinavia and Patrick (Tammy) Bauer, Scandinavia; his 23 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Frank was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Patricia; a daughter, Ellen; two brothers, Otto & John and five sisters, Eleanor, Margaret, Mary, Emma and Anna Doyle. The Funeral Mass was on Friday, September 28 at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca with Father Amalraj Roche, celebrant. Burial will follow in St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Cemetery. Visitation was on Thursday evening from 4 to 8 PM at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca with a General Rosary at 7 p.m. followed by a Prayer Vigil Service. Visitation continued on Friday morning from 10 AM until the time of mass at the church. In lieu of flowers a Memorial Fund has been established in Frank’s name. Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.