Edward "Eddie" Bauer, age 87, of Rich Fountain, passed away Friday, November 15, 2013, at Westphalia Hills in Westphalia.
Eddie was born on August 6, 1926, in Rich Fountain, a son to the late Robert and Viola (Ruder) Bauer.
On April 28, 1951, he was united in marriage to Clara Brandt in Rich Fountain. She preceded him in death on May 3, 1994.
Eddie served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a self-employed farmer and brick mason. He also worked at Quaker Window Products until his retirement in 1997.
Eddie was a lifelong member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and the Rich Fountain community. He was also a member of the American Legion.
He was an avid card player and a huge St. Louis Cardinal fan.
Eddie is survived by: two sons, Robert C. Bauer and his wife Denise of Rich Fountain and LeRoy E. Bauer and his wife Gayla of Rich Fountain; two daughters, Diane M. Gamble of Jefferson City and Janice A. Peters and her husband Michael of Chamois; seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
In addition to his spouse and parents, he was preceded in death by: one daughter, Janet Bauer and one sister, Elsie Ruder.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 17, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Rich Fountain with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 18, 2013, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Rev. Augustine Okoli as the celebrant. Interment will follow in Sacred Heart Parish Cemetery with full military honors.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, MO. (897-2214)