Joseph C BAUER

March 2, 1992April 28, 2021

Joseph Casimer Bauer, 29, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, the 28th of April 2021. Born March 2, 1992 to Bryon (deceased) and Jacque Bauer. Treasured brother to Nikki and Emily Bauer. He was a loving son, brother, cousin, nephew and friend.

Joseph always had a beer to share, a toast to give, or a joke to make. He loved local breweries and could tell you the perfect beer or wine to pair with any meal. His cooking was incredible, and he showed so much love through his food. There was always enough, and always room for more. Joe graduated from CSU with a Civil Engineering degree in 2015. He went on to be a Practice Administrator for an orthopedic group, and was deeply loved by every patient, coworker, and life he touched. Incredibly intelligent, there wasn’t an issue he wasn’t willing to talk out, nor any problem too big to tackle.

An avid golfer, Joseph loved going to the US open with his uncle and cousin. Most Sundays, you could find him on a golf course with a craft beer he snuck in, and burgers on the grill afterwards. Joseph inspired love and joy wherever he was. Whenever you were with Joe, you had his undivided attention and knew you were taken care of.

Joe’s Favorite Irish Drinking Toast-

Here is to Cheating, Stealing, Fighting and Drinking. If you cheat, may you cheat death. If you steal, may you steal a woman’s heart. If you fight, may you fight for a brother. And if you drink, may you drink with me.


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Joseph C BAUER

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Phillip Armstrong

May 11, 2021

Joe was an absolute wonder. Never before or since have I had such an incredible friend and roommate. His love and his capacity for caring will always be truly legendary in my heart.

Michelle Asher

May 11, 2021

I am so sorry to hear about Joseph. Thinking of you during this difficult time. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Monica Griffith

May 11, 2021

My heart aches for you and the girls. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers as you journey through your loss.

Jeanne Duncan

May 10, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss of Joseph. I knew Bryon through work and it sounds as if they shared a kind, sensitive and caring personality. Ypu have my heartfelt sympathy and prayers.

Kari Leach

May 9, 2021

So sorry for a life gone to soon. Warm thoughts to the Bauer women and know I am thinking of you.

John Pringle

May 4, 2021

Joe was a bright light in this world. He always put others ahead of him, he treated everyone like gold, regardless of who they were. Joe blessed the Pringle’s community with his presence. His passion for the little things in life and his unconditional love for everyone who crossed his path was contagious. We are heartbroken, and we extend our deepest sympathies to the entire Bauer family and those closest to Joe.

With Love,
John, Phil, and Barbara Pringle

Judy Leth

May 4, 2021

Joe came into our lives when he attended Colorado State and he and our niece became involved. My husband Jim and I got to know his charm and enthusiasm during many afternoons of Rockies (D-Backs) baseball and laundry. It is surreal to know that our friend is gone. We are so, so sorry for the loss of this kind and gentle man.

Anne Mattie

May 3, 2021

Joe was the big brother my boys adopted when we moved here. He had such a beautiful soul - so kind and generous ♥️
He took Duke and Daniel to their first concert at Red Rocks...they will keep that memory in their hearts forever.

Margaret and Mark Caster

May 2, 2021

Mark and I wanted to send our condolences to the family may Joe rest in peace. My first memory of Joe is when Kevin, our nephew, and Joe were born just a week apart and I remember my sister and Jacque pregnant together. What a very special time it was, when these two miracle babies were born! Our hearts are broken.

Carol & Greg Cofer

May 1, 2021

We learned of Joe when our daughter went to Colorado State University in Fort Collins. She spoke of this engaging, smart, cute man she'd met on campus. We welcomed this young man into our hearts, and came to love him as a son when he and Lauren got engaged. We loved the times we spent together, whether traveling to Colorado or when they came to Illinois. We are heartbroken at his death. We will always hold him close in our heart.