4-6:00 P.M. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.
10-11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.
6:00 P.M. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.
11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.
Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.
Walter Bauer, 90, passed away Friday, April 4, 2014 at Eventide, Moorhead.
Walt was born to Conrad and Wilhelmina (Schmidt) Bauer January 30, 1924 at Artas, SD. Walt married Helen Gant on September 25, 1948 in Sioux City, IA. The couple lived briefly in Vermilion, Sioux Falls, Huron, and Lemmon, SD, respectively, before making their home and raising their nine children in Valley City, ND from 1957 until 2004. They then moved to the Eventide Senior Living Communities, Moorhead, MN.
Following high school Walt served with the United States Navy, in the Pacific Theatre, during WW II.
After being honorably discharged from the Navy, he attended and graduated from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, with a degree in accounting. He worked briefly for Standard Oil before pursuing a career in banking with First National Bank (US Bank), retiring after 35 years as president of the Valley City bank.
Walt was an active member of St. Catherine’s Church and school, numerous boards and many civic groups. He enjoyed playing games with his family, reading, and was an avid sports fan. After retirement, Walt and Helen enjoyed traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren; especially being “Grandpa and Grandma”.
Walt is survived by his children: Jo Marie (Larry) Astrup, Fargo, Jean Donahue, Fargo, Jan Flanery, Odenton, MD, John Bauer, St. Paul, MN, Judy Bauer (Eugene Pfleger), Bismarck, ND, Jerome ‘Pete’ (Kim) Bauer, Fargo, Jennifer (David) Stowell, San Diego, CA, and Jane (Michael) Longtin, Mandan, ND; 17 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren, one sister, Bernice Orth (Ervin), one brother, Leo (Helengrace) Bauer and one sister-in-law, Helena (Harold) Bauer. Preceding Walt in death were: Helen, his wife of 64 years, one son (James), his parents, eight brothers (Edwin, Arthur, Alfred, Ted, Conrad, Ruben, Benjamin and Harold), two sisters (Erna and Dina) and one granddaughter (Megan).