Allen Robert Bauer, 69, Fargo, ND passed away on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at Rosewood on Broadway Nursing Home in the care of Hospice of the Red River Valley surrounded by his family.
Allen was born in Fargo, ND on March 9, 1947 to Benjamin and Marian Bauer. He attended St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School and Shanley High School in Fargo, ND. He married Cheryl Bauer (Kaatz) on May 27, 1972 in Hankinson, ND. Allen and Cheryl lived in Fargo all their lives.
He received his Bachelor of Science Degree from North Dakota State University and a Master of Education Degree in Musical Education from the University of North Dakota.
He taught choir, band, and musical education in Argusville, ND, Abercrombie, ND, Fargo, ND, and Moorhead, MN. He also worked at Moorhead Plumbing and Heating. He retired in 2008.
He was a member of Pontoppidan Lutheran Church in Fargo, ND where he was a member of the hand bell choir, choir, and played trumpet. He was a member of the American Legion Band and played trumpet for the Shrine Circus Band. He was a member of the FM Walleyes. He enjoyed playing golf, camping, fishing, and loved playing and listening to jazz, particularly of the Big Band era. He loved trying new foods and if there was a chocolate fan club he would have been a member.
He is survived by his wife of 44 years (Cheryl Bauer) Fargo, ND; children (Kara Bauer) New York, NY, (Kevin Bauer) Fargo, ND; expected grandson (Kota航大 Bauer); sisters (Rebecca Torkildson) Fargo, ND, (Brenda Kowalski) Dilworth, MN; nephews (Joseph Hastings) Rochester, MN, (Kelly Torkildson) Moorhead, MN, (Jared Kowalski) Dilworth, MN, (Lee Kowalski) Dilworth, MN; nieces (Shannon Crofton) West Concord, MN, (Rachelle Martini) New Hope, MN, (Laura Femrite) Kensington, MN; son-in law (John Maya) New York, NY; daughter-in-law (Maiko 麻衣子Bauer) Fargo, ND and many cousins and dear friends and neighbors.
He is preceded in death by parents (Benjamin Bauer), Fargo, ND, (Marian Bauer), Fargo, ND; his sister (Patricia Hastings) Rochester, MN.
A funeral service will be held at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church at 2 pm with Pastor Doug Klungtvedt. Visitation will be at 1 pm at Pontoppidan Lutheran Church. Burial will follow funeral service at Holy Cross Cemetery in North Fargo.