Louis C. Bauer

October 26, 1924November 21, 2012

Louis Christian Bauer passed away peacefully on November 21st, at home surrounded by his wife and family. He was preceded in death by his brothers Jack and Otis Bauer and grandson Blaise Christian Soza (Noe and Marie Bauer Soza). Louis was born on October 26, 1924 to Louis Sr. and Rose Bauer. He was life long member of St. Thomas Church. Louis graduated from St. Thomas High School in 1942 where he excelled in sports. In 1943, Louis joined the U.S. Navy Seabees where he proudly served his country till 1946. He was an active member of Local 190 - Plumbers and Pipefitters. Louis married the beautiful, love of his life Betty Lou Rose, May 12, 1951.

Louis had a love for gardening and shared that passion with whoever stopped by to admire his flowers. In 1995, he was the recipricant of the Golden Trowel Award for having one of the best gardens in Ann Arbor. Louis was an avid supporter of his children and grandchildren's sports. During the Christmas season you often found Louis making Christmas fudge and cookies, a tradition that he has passed down. Louis and Betty Lou liked to travel and became Winter Texans for many years. They had numerous friends at the Ethel Everly Senior Center and the Parkinson's Support Group in Corpus Christi. Louie also enjoyed the social time with his Union brothers and golf buddies.

Louis is survived by his wife of 61 Years , Betty Lou Bauer of Ann Arbor;4 sons, Patrick (Mary),Chicago, Illinois, Joseph (Laurie),Chicago, Illinois, Paul, Ann Arbor, Peter, Ann Arbor and 2 daughters; Marie Soza (Noe), Corpus Christi, Texas, Anne Stone (Rick), Pinckney, Michigan. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren.

Louis was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1986. He fought a courageous battle and was an inspiration with his perseverance and strength. Louis taught us that a positive attitude and determination can help you over come even the toughest of obstacles.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his name to The University of Michigan Department of Neurology, Parkinson's & Movement Disorders Fund for Discovery, 1500 E. Medical Center Dr., 1914 TC, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5316.

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  • Visitation Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Rosary Service Friday, November 30, 2012
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 1, 2012

Louis C. Bauer

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Jackie Brown Price

December 1, 2012

I remember Mr. Bauer as the dad in the neighborhood with the kindest smile. Big hugs to Mrs.Bauer and all the kids. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

December 1, 2012

Ann, Rick ,Christian,Kathryn, and Nick

Thanks for introducing us to your father/grandfather. He was truly inspirational and well respected. Thinking of your family and sending our condolences.

The Lawrence's-Jim, Lori, Tyler, and Matt

Ruth Kowalczyk and Family

November 30, 2012

We were so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Bauer. It was always a joy to see him at soccer games! What a great father and grandfather he was. He was truly an inspiration to all! Thank you for sharing him with us! May you all find comfort that he is at peace now.

Bev Brown McDonnell

November 28, 2012

Unfortunately, my Sisters and I will be out of town this weekend, so we won't be able to make the visitation and funeral service for Louie. Please know that we will be with the Bauer Family in Spirit.

November 28, 2012

I am so sad to hear about Mr. Bauer's passing. He will always be in my heart and in the heart of the entire Winney family. He was such a joyful man. I rarely pulled into our driveway next door without seeing Mr. Bauer out in that awesome garden (when it was warm enough!) I am keeping Mrs. Bauer and all kids and grandkids in our prayers. God Bless You Mr Bauer and family!
Love, Kristine Ignacio and Family
Granddaughter of Phares and Dolores Winney (longtime Bauer neighbors and friends!)

Bev Brown McDonnell

November 27, 2012

To the Bauer Family,
'Mr. Bauer' was a kind and patient man for whom I had a great deal of respect. I am very sorry for your loss. God Bless you all at this sad time.

Tom & Ramona Crylen

November 27, 2012


Please extend our sincere sympathy to your entire family. Just by reading the little bit about your Dad here it's easy to tell than he was an extraordinary man. As saddened as you all may be, always remember that he will forever be with our Lord and Savior.

God bless,

November 26, 2012

Marie, so sorry to hear about your father's passing. While I was not fortunate to know him, I know you and am sure you share many of his special traits. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. With heartfelt condolences, Martha St. Romain (Corpus Christi, TX)

Susan Falcone

November 26, 2012

So sorry to hear about Mr. Bauer, good neighbor & dad to my family's schoolmates & friends.

November 26, 2012

So sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers for each of you.

Jim Roos