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Walter Bauer

January 30, 1924 - April 04, 2014


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.

Prayer Service:

6:00 P.M. on Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.

Funeral Service:

11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Moorhead.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Walter Bauer

January 30, 1924 - April 04, 2014


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).


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  1. Ted & Elaine Zaun says:

    Mesa AzOur deepest sympathy to Walt’s family…He was a great man and will be missed by many…Prayers and God Bless….

  2. Patty Neuharth says:

    Moorhead MN
    Dear Bauer Family,

    For the past seven years I have been a parish volunteer from St. Joseph’s at Eventide. It was a blessing to me to see Helen and Walt on Sundays. On March 30th Walt came to the TV Mass and received communion. This will remain a special memory to me. He truly was a good and faithful servant to The Lord. You all remain in my heart and prayers. Thanks for the memories Walt!!

  3. Teri Hoggarth says:

    Little Falls MN
    Judy and family,
    So sorry to hear of your loss and I want to express my sympathy to you and your family. I always had great respect for your dad, his leadership at the First National Bank and admired his involvement in the Valley City community, leaving it a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May Walt rest in peace.

  4. Daryl, Diane, Wade & Wyatt Zeller says:

    Bismarck ND
    Melanie and family, We are so very sorry about hearing about your Grandfathers passing. You are in our thoughts today and always!

    Love, the Zeller Family.

  5. Jeff Bloom says:

    Moorhead MN
    Pete and Jenny, I’m saddened to hear of the loss of your father. He was indeed a pillar of the community in Valley City for a great many years. Everyone liked Walt and he was always took an interest in what was going on in my life whenever Pete and I stopped by the Bank while we were in High School.

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