Brett D. Bauer

March 1, 1967March 30, 2010

Brett D. Bauer, 43, of Peculiar, Mo., passed away March 30, 2010. Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 2, at McGilley & George Funeral Home, at 611 Chestnut in Belton, Mo. Visitation 5-7 p.m. prior to the service. Brett was born on March 1, 1967, in Milwaukee, Wis. He came to the area in 1979. He graduated in 1986 from Belton High School and was a star in football and track. He served in the U.S. Navy in Desert Storm. Brett graduated from Vatterott College. He was a painter and later worked as an electrician for CEI of Kansas City, Mo. Brett was an avid hunter and fisherman. Survived by mother, Jean Bauer of Blue Springs, Mo.; fiancee Tracy Lyle and her daughter Morgan of the home; sisters Brooke (Marvin) Hendrix of Kansas City, Mo., Brande Bauer (Jack) of Bethany, Mo.; two nieces, Kalee and Madison; one nephew, Clayton; maternal grandparents, Harley and Elma Hesselman, and uncles Jim (Holly) Hesselman and John Hesselman, all of Mondovi, Wis. Arrangements: McGilley & George Funeral Home, (816) 322- 2996.


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Madison Hendrix

May 11, 2012

I miss him everyday, reading all of these just showed what i already knew. What an amazing wonderful guy my Uncle Brett was. I love you my big giant teddy bear :')

Kristin/Jerry Sparks

February 4, 2011

March 30th was a very sad day for many people. Hard to believe it has been almost a year. R.I.P Brett

angel foster

July 23, 2010

July 23, 2010
I just found out that my step brother, brett passed. Brett brightened my life. We lost touch thirteen years ago but i will never forget his wonderful personality and the good times that we shared. I have nothing but great memories and i will see you some day. To the family i am so sorry and you are in my thoughts and prayers

Aunt Debby Vonderloh

July 18, 2010

I just found out this afternoon that dear sweet Brett, my nephew died. Although I have not seen him in years, I have nothing but sweet memories of a good little boy who was the apple of his grandparents eyes. I remember when he was a very little boy, and I was getting ready for prom. He asked me if I would go to prom with him when he grew up. Yes he was taken way to soon, but the good ones always are.

David Gharst

April 25, 2010

My dear friend Brande, I was saddened today when my son Jason told me that your brother had passed away. I am sure you know that I would have been there for you had I known. I am so sorry for your loss and just wanted you to know that I Love You.

Larry Marshall

April 19, 2010

I taught at Belton High School when Brett graced our halls. I am proud to learn what a wonderful person was. I am deeply saddened by his loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the hearts he touched.

Sgt Mike Davis

April 3, 2010

Jean,Brooke and Brande,

Sorry to hear about Brett. I know how proud you were of him. Know that he is in a place of peace and that we too will be reunited with him and our other loved ones.

Larry Garrigus

April 3, 2010

Larry, Thank you for taking the time to inform the men of the USS FORRESTAL Association of the passing of Brent Bauer. We will post his Obituary in our newsletter. Brett must have been an outstanding sailor having receive the Sailor of the Day Award while serving aboard USS FORRESTAL. The Association does maintain a list of those FORRESTAL shipmates that have passed away after serving aboard FORRESTAL. We honor our shipmates with flowers each Memorial Day at the Navy Memorial in Washington, DC; each Veterans Day at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC and each Veterans Day at USS FORRESTAL pier side at Newport, RI, and each of our annual reunions. This years reunion will be in San Diego, CA.
Thank you, Ken Killmeyer, Historian
USS FORRESTAL Association, Inc.

In a message dated 4/2/2010 10:18:14 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

Dear Ken, Please visit this memorial website of a 43-year-old young man that served on the U.S.S. FORRESTAL. I didn't know if you have a listing for FORRESTAL personnel that are no longer with us on your website. In the picture tribute, you will see several Navy photos of Brett on the FORRESTAL. I didn't know Brett personally, but I'm best friends with a man (Jamie Young) that worked with Brett when he was an electrician for CEI. I thought someone associated with the FORRESTAL should also know about Brett. Thank you, Larry Garrigus

The Beal Family

April 3, 2010

Although I barely knew Brett, the service this evening was a testament to his spirit and love. The crowd that came to honor him was an amazing sight and truly shows you how much he was liked and how many he touched. You will truly be missed. My condolences go to the Bauer's and to Tracy. God bless all of you.

Chimene Shorey (Nichols)

April 3, 2010

Love never fades for soulmates such as you and Brett - May he rest in peace.