Connie J. Bauerle

August 19, 1936February 24, 2018

Connie Jean (Cressman) Bauerle passed away February 24, 2018 at the age of 81. She was preceded in death by her parents, Almond and Dorothy Cressman and her brother, Richard Cressman. She is survived by her husband of 59+ years, Russel; their three children, Ronald Bauerle, Laura (Otha) Weaver, Paul (Mary) Bauerle; sister, Nancy (Gerald) Myers; sister-in-law, Karen Cressman; grandchildren, Sarah, Matthew and Joshua Bauerle, Kira and Deidra Weaver; sisters-in-law, Ruth (Robert) Fink, Roberta Kelley, Rosalyn (Ted) Culver; and many nieces and nephews. Connie attended Rodney B. Wilson High School and also graduated from Lansing Business University where she was a member of Alpha Iota International Business Sorority. She also graduated from Lansing Community College. Connie was retired from secretarial work. Connie was proud to be a farmer’s daughter and the wife of an engineer and farmer. They were honored to have their farm become a centennial farm during their lifetime. Connie was a past member of Olive Grange #358, past member of 4-H, member of the 4-H Service Club, a 4-H Club leader, and a member of the Michigan Farm Bureau. She was a member of Redeemer United Methodist Church in DeWitt and past president of their United Methodist Women’s Society. Connie was very creative, enjoying sewing, scrapbooking, and gardening, and was a member of the Mint Country Garden Club. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society and enjoyed making friends and attending their social events. Connie was also a member of the class of 1954 group, which met monthly and planned events for their class. Connie’s proudest accomplishment was raising 3 children who all became engineers. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm Saturday March 3 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 205 E. Washington St., DeWitt. Interment will follow at DeWitt Cemetery. The family will receive visitors on Thursday March 1 from 2-4 pm and from 6-8 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Connie may be made to Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Schavey Rd., DeWitt, MI 48820 and Alzheimer’s Association, Capital Area Regional Office, 2111 University Park Dr., Okemos, MI 48864. A special thanks to the staffs of Prestige Pines and Heart to Heart Hospice for their compassionate care of Connie. To view a photo slideshow of Connie, please visit


  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Visitation Thursday, March 1, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, March 3, 2018

Connie J. Bauerle

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March 5, 2018

Russell, Ron, Paul, Laura and Families, I remember your mom as one of the most welcoming and positive leaders in 4-H (she was tough and her expectations high, but you learned how to do it right). Most of all, I remember her BEAUTIFUL flowers. I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you are all in our prayers. - C. Squires

Jim Burke

March 5, 2018

Ron. So sorry for your loss and you and your family are in my prayers.